High school kicker makes game-saving tackle at the 1-yard line after opponents complete 5 laterals in insane finish

The wildest football game of the week came not in the NFL, but in a high school game.

With three seconds remaining, the Lima Senior High School Spartans kicked off to the St. Francis de Sales Knights, leading 25-24.

St. Francis de Sales got the ball and conjured up a wild series of five laterals to avoid a game-ending tackle, eventually getting the ball into the hands of one speedster.

The Knights player sprinted down the sideline, evading several defenders, and made a dash for the end zone with only Lima High’s kicker left.


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As the two raced for the end zone, with time expired, the kicker, Cole Mericle, leaped and made a game-saving tackle at the one-yard line to end the game.

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Watch the wild finish below:

CRAZIEST PLAY OF THE NIGHT!Kicker saves the day for @LimaSeniorHSafter numerous laterals. pic.twitter.com/YZON2wQmux

@LimaSeniorHSpic.twitter.com/YZON2wQmuxOctober 7, 2017