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Hamilton high school pulls off incredible upset in 70 seconds


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Hamilton high school pulled off an incredible upset. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The best high school football comeback on YouTube might have gotten some competition. Despite being down 17 points in the final 70 seconds, Arizona’s Hamilton High School pulled off a shocking upset win over Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman on Friday night.

Video of the contest begins with 1:10 left. Hamilton trailed Bishop Gorman 24-7, but hit a field goal to make it 24-10 to bring the lead to 14 points. 

Then, things got silly.

Hamilton recovers an onside kick. With 41 seconds left, the team ran the ball for a score from about 20 yards out.

Now in a one-score game, Hamilton recovered yet another onside kick. With 14 seconds left, Hamilton threw a touchdown pass. An extra point would tie things up with 8 seconds to go.

Hamilton wasn’t looking for a tie, though. Instead of the extra point, Hamilton decided to go for two. With the receivers covered, Hamilton’s quarterback Nicco Marchiol scrambled and dove into the end zone for the go-ahead score. 

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Bishop Gorman had a final chance to try and pull off a win, but failed to make it happen. Despite being down 17 points with 70 seconds left, Hamilton somehow pulled off the upset. 

Bishop Gorman was ranked No. 7 coming into the contest. Hamilton sat at No. 24 prior to the game. 

That’s likely to change following Friday’s wild win by Hamilton.

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