A dream of a drive

QB covers 73 yards in 7 plays to win title

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 3:12 a.m.

Harding Academy’s Caleb Spears (center) runs between Glen Rose’s Tyler Lewis (right) and Collin Hunter (12) to score the go-ahead touchdown with six seconds remaining in Saturday’s Class 3A championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Glen Rose scored to take a 45-42 lead with 1:11 remaining before the Wildcats drove 73 yards in seven plays for the winning score.

The final pass of Will Francis’ towering career left him in tears.

Harding Academy wins 3A title on late touchdown

Will Francis hit Caleb Spears at the eight yard line and Spears broke a tackle and dove into the endzone with six seconds left to give Harding Academy the Class 3A state title with a 49-45 victory over Glen Rose at War Memorial Stadium. (By David Harten)
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Sports, Pages 28 on 12/09/2012