Xavier is your 2014 Class LL-Large state champions, a 28-27 overtime winner over Shelton.
But did Shelton’s Mark Piccirillo really fumble on the goal line at the end of regulation?
We’ve seen multiple angles of the play shot by various photographers, some amateur some professionals, and none of them absolutely conclusive.
The best was this look from video shot by John Holt of WFSB-3. So we took a quick trip to the video suite. Here’s two looks at his angle of the play, a real-time version synched with audio from another video, and then a slow motion version. We’ve brightened the contrast of the original in an attempt at a better view.
Regardless of how you perceive it, this is high school, not the NFL or even college. We don’t have high-def replays and challenge flags in high school. Nor will we in the foreseeable future. This is just an attempt to have a clearer view of happened in hindsight.