What happened in the second half bordered on silly, but it was fun to watch.
The Spartans scored on all six of their possessions – five Feyerabend touchdown passes and one Feyerabend touchdown run. Unatego did substitute throughout the second half on defense and Tioga’s reserves took advantage by scoring three fourth-quarter touchdowns.
“We had goals at halftime,” Microni said. “We said, ‘Let’s try to get to 40’ and then when we got to 40, we said, ‘Let’s try to get to 50.’ I mean, we scored 50 on Tioga. Not too many teams do that. I’m just happy with our attitude.”
It’s likely Saturday’s touchdown-fest was the second highest-scoring high school game in New York state history.
In 2011, Sayville defeated Lawrence, 78-61, in the Long Island Class III championship game and Newsday reported that as the highest-scoring game in state history.
Tioga and Unatego fell six points short.
Microni said Saturday that the beard he’d been growing as the Spartans won eight straight games will be history today.
But talk of what transpired Saturday likely will continue for years to come. One piece of advice, if you’re planning on bringing up the game to people who weren’t there, you might want to carry a copy of this column in your wallet.
If not, be prepared to hear some fish stories.
Rob Centorani covers high school football for The Daily Star. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.