It’s a game players and fans on both sides may never be able to forget. It was capped with a play that Bally Sports Southwest dubbed among the best of the decade.
Four-star quarterback Dematrius Davis, now at Alabama State, launched the ball from around the 46 yard line into the end zone. A.J. Carter, now at Utah State, leapt up with three defenders and a teammate around him and came down with the remarkable catch.
The successful Hail Mary gave North Shore the 41-38 victory, setting the team on a path to win three championships over the next four years with hopes of a fourth title this year.
It was a wild game, one that featured at least 31 players with DI offers. North Shore carried a 29-20 lead into halftime, but Duncanville got the upper hand in the second half, taking a 36-35 lead with just 1:08 remaining in the game.
That was just enough time for Davis, a sophomore at the time, to get North Shore down field and heave the prayer. They won the game, finished 16-0, and earned MaxPreps’ vote for National Champions.