As Al Michaels once asked, “do you believe in miracles?”
Saturday night, on the seventh anniversary of the horrible shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the community’s high school captured its first state high school football championship since 1992 on the last play of the game, in what can only be described as an awesome feel-good story ending.
Watch how Newtown beat Darien 13-7 for the Class LL state title.
WOW! Holy crap. Newtown wins the CLASSS LL title 13-7 over Darien I’m the final play Jack Street hits Riley Ward for 36-yard TD #cthsfb— Pete Paguaga (@PetePaguaga) December 14, 2019
Newtown’s first state title since 1992 pic.twitter.com/BfSMc0rNIy
The win caps a perfect 13-0 season for Newtown. The Nighthawks entered the state championship game ranked No. 4 in the High School Football America Connecticut Top 10, while Darien was No. 3.