It's the stuff that high school players dream about. The game's on the line and you have a chance to make the game-breaking or game-saving play. Only one team goes home the victor.
Friday night, that team was Boonsboro, as the Warriors defeated host-South Hagerstown 21-18 in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.
South (0-3, 0-2) had first down and goal at the Boonsboro 6 yardline with less than a minute to go but two penalties pushed the Rebels back to the Warrior 24.
On third and goal from the 24, Dustin Short threw deep down the middle to a streaking Jeff Pheil, who had two steps on Corey Dixon. But Dixon made up the distance and got a hand on the ball, deflecting it away as two other Rebels desperately grasped for the football as it fell to the turf.
With 10 second remaining, Short dropped back to pass but Josh Lashley broke through the right side and hit Short as he made one last attempt. The ball fell harmlessly incomplete 10 yards away, leaving the Rebels just short of the thrill of victory and the Warriors thrilled to avert the agony of defeat.