With second place on the line the Oscars hosted Valleyview in much better weather conditions than when North Peace lost in Valleyview earlier in the year when it was raining bath tubs full of water. Even after a 3 game regular season losing streak the Oscars still had a chance to finish with the best record in their short history.
Down 14-7 in the second, the Oscars punted to Valleyview. Their wasn't enough time on the clock for them to drive the length of the field, and if we held them we could go into halftime feeling good about our chances. With 6 seconds left they ran a sweep to the wide side of the field where we held them on the 5 yard line. The referees looked at the clock expecting time to have expired but the clock display had 1 second on it. The referees lined the ball up for one more play despite the objections of the North Peace coaches and the Cougars scored.
With our ballon being popped right before half the Oscars came out flat and weren't ever really back in the game.
It was learned after the end of the season from the guy running the clock that when the clock counts down and hits zero it starts counting back up. So if there was any justice in the world that touchdown shouldn't have counted. Needless to say our top priority in the off season is to buy a clock that STOPS at zero.
When the breaks are against you even home field doesn't help.