Mystery solved. The ball wasn’t in the arm Kyle McKinnon extended toward the pylon. It was in his left arm, as described by New Canaan coach Lou Marinelli to Dave Ruden in this blogpost.
plus the Day of New London’s photo (at right).
I should have read Dave’s post more closely.
Still, very close. But clearly not good.
Still worth a watch below.
The Day’s of New London’s Peter Huoppi had a great video report on the New Canaan-New London game, including a clip of the thrilling conclusion, Dylan Leeming’s stop of Kyle McKinnon’s 2-point conversion run at the end of the game.
I think rewound and froze the clip a 100 times this past hour and… I don’t know. That looked awful close.
The clip is shot from across the field, in pouring rain. Plus the frame rate, while good, isn’t nearly as high to exactly pinpoint when McKinnon stretched his arm toward the pylon.
The saving grace — for high school, at least — is that the side judge is looking at it the whole way. He’s right on top of the play. He made the call and stuck with it.
But… man, oh man, oh man, that was close. That was so close, and this is high school, you almost have to give it to them there, no?
I feel for New London and its 18 seniors. It was decided by nanometers. It was that kind of game.