In a battle of the top two high school football teams in the state of Kentucky, a future Wildcat wide receiver made every big play in crunch time to lead his team to an overtime victory.
No. 1 Trinity and No. 2 Male each only scored one touchdown when the Bulldogs’ game-winning field goal attempt at the end of regulation missed. Seeking his third straight win over the Shamrocks, wide receiver Izayah Cummings rose to the occasion in extra time.
Cummings caught a ten-yard touchdown pass to start the first overtime period. After Trinity responded with seven points, the defending 6A state champs held their ground to force a Trinity field goal in the second overtime.
Male’s possession started with chaos. Elijah Parish was sacked on the first play. While they scrambled to recover, Cummings told Parish to find him on a corner route. Even with two guys on him, it was no problem for the 6-4 220-pound athlete.
.@IzayahCummings with the game-winning TD against Trinity (KY) tonight.
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A closer angle of the game-winning score:
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“It was a crazy rush. It was unbelievable. My whole body shook,” Cummings told reporters after the game. “All my emotions came out. I was just happy to win.”
Cummings finished the game with two touchdowns and 146 yards on only six receptions in Male’s 20-17 victory. This will not be the last time Izayah Cummings makes a play on the gridiron when it matters most.