Florida HS playoff game ends in 74-73 shootout

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Clay HS and Bishop Kenny HS threw down in a 5A playoff game last Friday that will have the entire state of Florida talking for decades.

It was one of those games that is every defensive coordinator's worst nightmare, and every offensive coordinator's dream.

Down 60-44 at one point the game, Clay escaped with a 74-73 shootout victory that went down to the wire. The winning score (a run by Clay quarterback Wes Weeks around the right edge with 10 seconds remaining) capped off a 72 yard drive that started with just two minutes remaining. Considering how the game went, it was a fitting ending between the two offensive juggernauts.

On the losing end when the final buzzer sounded, Bishop Kenny quarterback John Wolford still managed to put up video game like stats, throwing for 539 yards, rushing for 234 more, and accounting for 10 total touchdowns on the night (seven throwing, three rushing according to ActionJaxNews.com). Wolford also finished his high school career as Florida's all time leader in passing yards, completions, passing touchdowns, and overall touchdowns (some of those were set by Tim Tebow). Something tells me we'll be hearing his name on Saturday's in the near future.

The two teams combined for a total 1,472 yards and shattered the previous scoring record by a losing team back in 2006 (a 63-62 Clearwater Christian victory over Indian Rocks Christian).

The video below is a great recap of the game's highlights. Defensive coordinators beware, the clips that would make you happy are pretty scarce in this one.