Hail Junction City

Dragons pull down fourth title since 2003

Posted: December 8, 2012 at 3:58 a.m.

Bearden’s Daniel Williams sprawls out in the end zone as Junction City players celebrate following Dorian Evans’ game-winning 30-yard touchdown catch on the final play of Friday night’s Class 2A state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

Asked if Junction City had a name for its final play of the 2012 season, Coach David Carpenter simply said, “Hail Mary.” This prayer was answered, too.

Junction City wins 2A title on Hail Mary

Junction City's Shaquille Hunter threw up a Hail Mary pass with no time on the clock and Dorian Evans caught the ball on the tip to give the Dragons a 27-26 victory over Bearden and their third Class 2A state title in five years. (By David Harten)
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Bearden’s Daniel Williams collapses to his knees in the south end zone at War Memorial Stadium as Quentin Wilson falls to his... (By: Staton Breidenthal) (Credit: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

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