The second game I shot on Saturday for The Telegraph was between Gainesville High School and Peach County High School. The game ended up being surprisingly close. After Peach County scored the go ahead touchdown with around a minute or less on the clock, Gainesville drove down the field and scored a touchdown of their own as time expired.
The kids on the Peach County sideline who were all smiles just seconds earlier looked aghast as it looked like the game would go into overtime. Well, it should have gone into overtime. The problem was that the Gainesville coach called for a 2-point conversion to win the game. I guess you could argue that because the Gainesville place kicker missed a kick earlier he had more faith in his offense which had just steam rolled the Peach County defense, but it didn’t pay off. The pass was tipped and Peach county won by one point.
Would have been a great play call if they converted and won, but now it just looks stupid. Lesson? Give the kicker a chance and send the game to overtime.
You can purchase prints of these photos here.