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.
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).