TUMWATER 15, BELLEVUE 13
Play: Flutie left
Set: Trips left gun plus
Down and distance: Third-and-3 from the Bellevue 26
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Time remaining: 2 seconds in the fourth quarter
Score at the time: Bellevue, 13-9
What happened: Almost like Doug Flutie’s Miracle in Miami. Quarterback Noah Andrews slid up in the pocket to avoid the pass rush and heaved it into the end zone as time expired. Cade Otton, who’s coach and grandfather Sid Otton simply calls “The Big Guy,” came down with it. Sid Otton has coached more than 40 years at Tumwater and has almost 400 career wins – but he’s never before converted that play. “Some people call it Hail Mary, we call it Flutie left,” Sid Otton said. “But in practice we are pretty much just Flutie right. It’s my fault we hadn’t worked from the right hash. But we told the kids it the time out to make it riverside, which means move it to the other side. They did an awesome job.” Assistant coach Rob Hinkle was calling Tumwater’s “mayday” offense from the press box.
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