The bus broke down on the way to the stadium, they didn't score a single point in regulation, they missed multiple field goals, and still, Bishop Dwenger somehow found a way to bring home the program's fifth state title on Friday night.
It came in a record-setting four overtimes. When it was all over, the scoreboard read: Bishop Dwenger- 16, Evansville Central- 10.
Hayden Ellinger blocked a field goal as time expried to send the game to OT. The two teams went toe-to-toe through three overtimes, until Charlie Howe came up with an interceptions to begin the fourth extra period. Two plays later, T.J. Tippmann scored the game-winning touchdown from nine yards out.
The win gives Dwenger its fifth state championship, and its second in four years. Rookie head coach Jason Garrett becomes the first coach since 1983 to guide his team to a title in his first year at the helm.
The above video includes highlights from the end of regulation and all four overtimes, plus reaction from several Saints.