More than half of that came when the Fightin' Chicks found themselves down 14-7 in a frantic third quarter. Latham got past the Duncan line and a few linebackers before turning on the jets for a 47-yard touchdown run to tie the game up. It was a pivotal moment, given the ferocity and determination shown by the senior and what occurred on the peripheral of the play.
Just before diving into the right conner of the end zone, he had to shed off a challenge by the last man who turned out to be Duncan's mobile starting quarterback Connor Kelley. This is where it all begins to look like the result may have been written in the stars.
When Kelley fell from Latham's back, he landed hard and appeared to injure his shoulder. The running quarterback did return for the Demons, but he was soon on the receiving end of a bruising hit by senior linebacker TJ Filer, no doubt further aggravating the injury that eventually forced him off.
"Early on in the game, there were three turnovers back-to-back, and that eventually ended up going our way," Cobble said. "Whenever you can have things like that go your way, it certainly helps."
Hightower stepped in, but for all his effort he could not replicated the mobility shown by the starter. So Latham got his winning touchdown, Bowman got his sack, and the rest, they say, is history.