Thompson HS Pulls Off Insane Comeback In Alabama 7A State Championship

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Thompson High School is now the 7A state champions in Alabama. Most of the time, this news wouldn’t warrant a ton of coverage outside of the state.

But this isn’t most of the time.

Thompson pulled off one of the most miraculous comeback victories of all time at the high school level. And they did it at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Here is how things set up.

Auburn High School was up 28-19 with about a minute left in the game. At the Thompson 20-yard line, the Tigers decided to take a few knees to waste clock. That put them back around midfield, so they decided to punt on fourth down.

The problem? Thompson ended up blocking that punt and returning it for a touchdown. Check it out:

Alright, no big deal.

Auburn still had a 28-26 lead with 18 seconds left. All the Tigers needed to do was recover an onside kick. Unfortunately, that didn’t exactly go as planned. Thompson recovered it, and the offense had the ball around the 45-yard line going in.

Wow, that is crazy, but it’s high school. Kickers don’t have the same leg strength as they do in college or the NFL. At this point, there are fewer than twenty seconds left in the game. Thompson winning is still improbable.

That is … unless Auburn helped them out by committing two different defensive pass interferences to put Thompson on the 18-yard line with seconds remaining. The result? A game-winning 35-yard field goal for the unbelievable comeback.

Thompson wins the game 29-28. Incredible!

This is one of the wildest high school games I can ever remember witnessing. Honestly, it is probably the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen on that level. I wonder what ESPN would have had the win probability at when Auburn went to punt up nine points.

Congratulations to the Warriors!

Thoughts and prayers to those involved with the Auburn program. Brutal way to lose a state championship game.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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