TALE OF TWO LOSING STREAKS
By mark rogers
September 1, 2009
That must have been a great feeling for those kids.
And I'll tell you what is NOT a great feeling...what happened to WF Hirschi.
A team riding a 17-game losing streak ties the game up against a resurgent Clyde team with 33 seconds left on the clock. Well, the game will be tied after the extra point anyway. Then it's off to OT on a huge wave of momentum.
The crowd goes wild. The players go crazy. A little too crazy? The ref throws a flag.
A flag that turned the extra point into a 35-yard FG, which the poor kicker hit just a little short and Clyde escaped 21-20. The streak is now 18 games.
I wasn't there, but I sure hope the Hirschi players lit black cats, threw them onto the Clyde bench then ran up into the stands and punched all the fans in the mouth.
Not to say that I'm not thrilled Clyde came away with the win, but that'll be a tough one to get over.
The same thing happened to Washington early last season. Jake Locker scored a TD late in a game against nationally ranked BYU. He threw the ball up into the air and was flagged for excessive celebration.
They missed the extra point, lost the game and went onto lose every game the rest of the year.
Keep an eye out for WF Hirschi. That same fate wouldn't surprise me.
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