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Multiple Teams · The Miracle by Mericle


The Spartans defeated Toledo St. Francis on a miraculous play made by kicker, Cole Mericle #99. Cole made the game winning field goal for the Spartans to take the lead over St. Francis 25-24, with 3 seconds left in the 4th quarter. During the kick returned, Cole made the game winning tackle and stop for the victory over the Knights ending a 4 game losing streak for the Spartans! Below is a list of national news media stories about the unbelievable play. The play would eventually be aired on Sportscenter and become #1 on SC Top 10.

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/10/7/16441142/lima-senior-high-school-st-francis-de-sales-cole-mericle-kick-return

http://www.hometownstations.com/clip/13798625/play-of-the-week-do-you-believe-in-mericles

https://247sports.com/Bolt/WATCH-Kicker-saves-the-game-after-crazy-play-108541113

https://www.seccountry.com/sec/watch-ohio-high-school-kicker-saves-game-crazy-final-play

https://700wlw.iheart.com/featured/lance-mcalister/content/2017-10-07-watch-this-hs-football-finish-no-way-this-happened/

VIDEO: High School Kicker Makes Mericle Game-Saving Tackle On Crazy Multi-Lateral Kick Return