An old friend called tonight and said another friend’s freshman son had quarterbacked Spring Hill to a 99-72 victory over Osawatomie in a Class 4A district game.
Ever the skeptic, I asked for the dad’s cell number.
He answered and confirmed the score. Still a skeptic, and reminded about how my friend used to enjoy an adult beverage at college and pro football games occasionally, I asked for the Spring Hill coach’s number.
After a few minutes, coach Anthony Orrick called back. Coach, is that score right?
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“Uh, yeah, it is,” he said, chuckling almost sheepishly. “Quite a game.”
Neither team is playoff bound, so this one was for pride. Orrick explained that Spring Hill ran the wishbone and attempted one pass all night. Conversely, Osawatomie threw on nearly every down.
In one 22-second period, there were 24 points scored.
The game started at 7 p.m. and “we just got done about 10:45,” Orrick said.
(In case you’re wondering, 171 points in a game isn’t near a state record. In 1927, Haven beat Sylvia 256-0.)