High school football is back! One Ohio team opened 2022 with what’s likely to be its most thrilling win of the year.

The Westerville Central Warhawks played crosstown rivals the Westerville North Warriors on Friday night. North led 20-17 with 5.1 seconds remaining. Central, though, pulled off an incredible ending.

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From their own 28-yard line, the Warhawks executed a miraculous hook-and-ladder play. The Central quarterback hit his wide receiver on a pass over with the middle. The receiver made a perfect pitch that the North didn’t see coming, and that was it – 72 yards to the end zone, game-winning touchdown all 0s on the clock.

Here’s a video of the highlight play:

It’s hard to imagine Central is topping that play this season, but you never know. For North, that’s a haunting finish that’s hard to shake and move on.