Two weeks in the past, Cole Keylon was pressured out of Harrison’s playoff victory with an damage.
“I tore a tendon in my ankle. I’ve a bone contusion on my shin and I sprained my MCL,” Cole mentioned.
Due to that, he may solely watch as his teammates got here again to beat Camden-Fairview.
Seven days later, Cole was again in uniform to play White Corridor, pushing the ache apart for an additional go along with his teammates.
“I used to be actually nervous. They instructed me I had a damaged leg and once I came upon I may go well with up yet another time with my boys, assured, it was an ideal feeling. [We] wished to get yet another and we did that,” Cole mentioned.
With a knee brace on his proper leg, Cole confirmed hardly any indicators of damage, working for 145 yards and a rating.
However it was his left arm, and a fourth quarter landing move that Harrison followers will keep in mind endlessly.
“He’s a doggone winner you understand,” mentioned Harrison Head Coach Joel Wells. “We apply [the two minute drill] on a regular basis, we’re in our empty [backfield] bundle and we had some issues, however then he made some performs.”
“We stopped them on that third down, I used to be like ‘we get the ball again, they made a mistake. We’re going to go rating’,” Cole mentioned.
Cole’s game-winning landing toss to Cy Madden within the last minute got here two performs after a special go-ahead landing to Noah Moix was wiped away by a penalty.
When Cole acquired his second likelihood, he knew he couldn’t miss.
“It’s a type of, particularly in basketball you’ve acquired a large open three pointer, and so they’re so open you don’t wish to miss him,” Cole mentioned. “Perhaps you overthrow him, you underthrow him. It’s a bit of nerve-wracking.”
The TD capped a 66-yard drive executed with none timeouts, and despatched the Gobs on their approach to the ultimate 4.
“That’s the fourth [win] we’ve had this 12 months type of similar to that,” Wells mentioned. Somewhat Crooked Creek Magic I feel.”
Crooked Creek Magic is what Harrison followers and people inside the program name the staff’s potential to make huge performs late in video games.
However Cole says that magic isn’t simply luck.
“This staff simply by no means quits. That could be the magic.” Cole mentioned. “We play tougher than all people we play, we’re outsized each week and we nonetheless come out and whip ‘em.”
Now two wins separate the Gobs from a state title.
Cole’s message to his teammates is straightforward.
“We’ve acquired to beat the non-public colleges, and we are able to do it,” he mentioned.
The Goblins host Little Rock Christian Friday evening.