This game-winning touchdown comes straight from the "throw it against the wall and see if it sticks" department, but boy did it stick.
As reported by the Columbia Daily Herald, and brought to Prep Rally’s attention by Bob’s Blitz, Lewis County High (Hohenwald) edged past Westview High (Martin) 14-10 following a late touchdown pass from Lewis County running back Lucas Graham to wide receiver Nathan Dunn.
As you can see in the video above, the pass came from 47 yards out and traveled nearly the entire way through the air (not bad for a running back, eh?), when it was deflected by a pair of Westview defenders and landed right in the hands of Dunn.
It’s pretty clear that Graham was just trying to make a play, even if throwing into double coverage probably wasn’t the smartest idea with his team trailing by three late in the game. Still, there were reasons that Graham needed to simply take a chance deep; Lewis County’s only points in the game prior to the Graham bomb came on a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Westview could have built up a more insurmountable lead if they had converted on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard-line, but a stout push from the Lewis County defensive line kept them out.
From there, Graham, Dunn and a touch of Lewis County magic took over, keeping the Panthers perfect at 13-0 and listing them into the the school’s first Class 3A state semifinal since at least 23 years.
"I don't really know what else the kids could've done out there. I thought we played well enough to win," Westview coach Don Coady told the Daily Herald. "We just didn't."
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