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Pasco HS Football ties national record with nine overtime loss to Bothell

Bothell outlasted Pasco in the wildest high school football game in state history.  The score was tied 14-14 after regulation.  Nine overtime periods later, Bothell's Luke Jones ran 10-yards into the endzone to give Bothell the win 43-40 in the state playoffs.

The game tied a national record.

"I'm 41 years old, and I've played football since I was 8, and I've never seen a game like this," Bothell coach Tom Bainter told The Seattle Times. "I feel heartbroken for (Pasco) and so excited for our kids."

The last nine-OT prep game was played Sept. 23, 1977 - nearly 30 years ago. Detroit Southeastern beat Detroit Northeastern 42-36.

OVERTIME SCORING

  • OT 1 (both teams start at their opponent's 25): Both teams kicked field goals (17-17).

  • OT 2: Bothell went four-and-out, Pasco fumbled (17-17).

  • OT 3 (now both teams start at their opponent's 10): Pasco had two plays inside the two, but couldn't score on either. Bothell fumbled (17-17).

  • OT 4: Both teams kicked field goals (20-20).

  • OT 5: Both teams kicked field goals (23-23).

  • OT 6: Bothell didn't score. Pasco missed an easy field goal (23-23).

  • OT 7: Pasco passed for a touchdown. Bothell got a 2-yard touchdown run on fourth down (30-30).

  • OT 8: Both teams scored touchdowns (37-37)

  • OT 9: Pasco kicked a field goal. Bothell scored on their first play, a fullback dive for 10 yards (43-40 final).

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