Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 DFW Sports Season: #5
We reach the midway point of the Top 10 moments of the 2018-19 DFW sports season.
The Colony's Hook and Ladder Downs Lone Star
It was a Week 8 5A Showdown at Frisco's Toyota Stadium with the rain coming down. Both The Colony and Frisco Lone Star entered the contest tied atop the 5-5A standings with identical 5-1 (3-0) records.
Lone Star was ranked in the state. The Colony was garnering solid local attention but were on the outskirts of the state rankings.
Playing in the rain and on a sloppy, natural turf surface with barely any field lines visible, Frisco Lone Star held a 14-13 leads mere seconds remaining in the game. Many were expecting a shootout, but the weather changed those dynamics. The Colony scored the game's first 13 points and held a 13-7 lead entering the fourth quarter.
With 1:52 left in the game, Lone Star got a 57-yard touchdown reception from Julian Larry to grab the lead.
On the ensuing possession, The Colony took over at the 12 yard line and needing a field goal to take the win. In four plays, The Colony was already at their own 49 yard line.
With a new set of downs, The Colony starts with an incompletion and then a penalty. Move back 10 yards, and it's second-and-20.
Next play is a one-yard loss on a swing pass to Myles Price.
Timeout. It's third-and-21.
Out of the timeout, The Colony gets a 5-yard gain from Mickey Harrington to make it fourth-and-16 with the clock still ticking.
And that's when it happened.
WHAT A FINISH!! The Colony pulls off a hook-and-ladder touchdown with 8 seconds left to seal the win over Frisco Lone Star. Madness.
📽️: @BryanMurphy_ #txhsfb🏈 @TheColonyHS pic.twitter.com/tIvRULmtjg
— SportsDayHS (@SportsDayHS) October 20, 2018
Harrington finds Keith Miller - luckily - in the middle of the field for what seems like a 17-yard completion to Lone Star 40, setting up one last potential heave to the endzone. Hook.
Unbeknownst to the Lone Star defenders is that Price is circling through the middle of the field awaiting Miller's pitch. And ladder.
Price admitted to the Dallas Morning News the play had failed in previous attempts to run in games. Despite the ball almost slipping out of his hands on this chance, Price secured the ball, found the edge and scampered down the left sideline 40 yards untouched to the endzone with eight seconds remaining in the game.
A two-point conversion made it 21-14, which would be the final score and give The Colony sole possession of the 5-5A race with three games left on the schedule before playoffs.