High School Sports

Watch as Hail Mary ends insane football championship game


It took three lead changes and a Hail Mary to win the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game last month, and it all came in just 45 seconds.

Gonzaga and DeMatha, two high schools in the Washington, D.C., area, were playing for the WCAC title with DeMatha leading 36-33 and 45 seconds remaining.

Gonzaga sophomore quarterback Caleb Williams threw a 53-yard pass while his wide receiver made a great catch on third-and-33. The Eagles would score to go up 40-36 with 29 seconds left.

DeMatha, which won four WCAC titles in the last six years, returned the ensuing kickoff 76 yards thanks to senior Dominic Logan-Nealy to regain the lead 43-40, but Gonzaga had one more score in them.

With just four seconds left, Williams threw a Hail Mary 53 yards and a teammate came down with the touchdown for the 46-43 win.

It clinched their first WCAC championship since 2002.

Williams, who threw three of his six touchdowns in the final 3:03 of the game, holds 13 offers from Alabama, Michigan, Penn State and more.

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