Highlights from Lawrence Academy's 28-26 win over BB&N.
Some quick notes about this game:
— It was a thriller. BB&N took it down to the final possession after scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to come within two points (the final score of 28-26). They had an opportunity to win the game, with 2:28 left on the clock and the ball to make things interesting. After a couple of do-nothing plays and then a first down, the Knights were called for holding on a running play that would've given them a first down on third and 1. Knights coach John Papas exploded after the game about the call.
Here are the quotes taken by correspondent Brendan Hall after the game (You can read his game story here.):
It was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my 32 years of coaching. Number one the judgment, it was a holding call behind the play supposedly. Now that I’ve had chance, we immediately watched the tape, it was a 100-percent clean cut block by our left guard – 100 percent clean. I’ve been coaching for 32 years and I’ve never complained about a call publicly, but I will now. It was a disgrace – you can quote me – It’s a disgrace that a call like that took away our chance, our chance to win the football game. We are talking about the ISL championship. The kids had a chance to win. We’re not talking about a pass interference call, we’re talking about a backside supposed holding call. I am going go to (the) league commissioner about it. All the effort of these kids put in in their four years, and it comes down to a call like that. I take nothing away from Lawrence Academy. They are a fine, great football team who played well enough to win. We just wanted a chance at end to win.
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