VIDEO: Play of the Year? La Habra’s (CA) Hail Mary

La Habra Hail MaryLa Habra coach Frank Mazzotta hugs WR Eric Lancaster-Garcia, who was in tears after making a 44-yard walk-off TD catch to give the Highlanders a 37-32 win over Los Alamitos on Friday, Sept. 18, at Veterans Stadium. Photo/Carlos Arias of OCSideines
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There are over 7,000 high school football games across America on any given weekend.  The finish to Friday night’s Southern California game between La Habra and Los Alamitos, may have been the best in the country — and the final play may go down as the Play of the Year.

After trailing 24-7 at the half, Los Al, ranked #13 in the latest High School Football America/SoCal Top 25, took a 32-31 lead with :47 seconds left when Randall Gonzalez scored on an 11-yards TD run.

Related: High School Football America/SoCal Top 25

Then on the final play of the game Eric Barriere threw a 44-yard Hail Mary touchdown to wide receiver Eric Lancaster-Garcia to lift the Highlanders, ranked #25 in our SoCal Top 25, to a 3-1 record on the season.

Watch and enjoy….

Then listen to watch La Habra QB Eric Barriere had to say…  

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.

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