MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Class AAA No. 6 South Charleston scored the game winning touchdown with less than a minute to go to beat No. 3 University 24-20 in the high school football quarterfinals Friday night.

University argued the ball hit the ground, but it was officially ruled a catch. The video replay from the end-zone is posted above. South Charleston moves on into the Class AAA semifinals with the win.

 

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  • UHS Uncle

    I watched the entire game last night. I'll admit to some bias as my nephew plays for UHS or as he is a senior so thus was his final game. It was a good hard fought game SC gets the win I think coach Kelly made some coaching mistakes but UHS played hard the heartbreaking thing is to loose a close game on a questionable call and from where I sat on 50 in the front it looked like the ball was trapped not caught on the final TD is hard and I understand coach Kelly arguing the point that's football I don't like as you can see in the video the back line ref who is behind the play and had no angle to see what happened made the call almost as it happened I think that influenced the other officials to be honest none of them had a good view of the play I also didn't like the hit on the UHS receiver it was helmet to helmet on a defenseless receiver should have been called targeting bit it wasn't I don't mind the celebration after the hit it's football and it's emotional. Again I would have liked a less controversial call to end the season In sports you don't always get that though. UHS you played well this season be proud keep your heads up to the seniors I wish you the best in the future many of you will play in college. To the SC Black Eagles good luck in the up coming games

  • John Doe

    I'm Neil Armstrong.

    • Jane Doe

      That means you're dead.

  • Patrick Bilderback

    So was it a catch? Video wont work for me.

    • UHS Uncle

      From where I sat on the 50 down in the front row it looked like the ball went into the ground as he dives for it and got trapped against his body but the officials had nobody in position to actually see the play ultimately the official with the worse view who was behind the play called TD to soon and the official to the field side of the play was watching the line of scrimmage and had his back to the play couldn't see the play which you can see at about the 10 or 11 second mark of the video the other two of fails were the line judges standing next to the pilons and are only there to tell if a ball breaks the goal line the video here is from the back view were the official who makes the call would have been so all you see is the kids body shield the ball from view then the kid gets up with the ball. I wish we had a view from the other side so we can put an end to the controversy although as I said from where I was I could see pretty clearly and the ball was trapped not caught great job by the SC player to sell it as a catch though

    • UHS Uncle

      From where I sat on the 50 down in the front row it looked like the ball went into the ground as he dives for it and got trapped against his body but the officials had nobody in position to actually see the play ultimately the official with the worse view who was behind the play called TD to soon and the official to the field side of the play was behind the scrum of players at the line of scrimmage and couldn't see the play the other two of fails were the line judges standing next to the pilons and are only there to tell if a ball breaks the goal line the video here is from the back view were the official who makes the call would have been so all you see is the kids body shield the ball from view then the kid gets up with the ball. I wish we had a view from the other side so we can put an end to the controversy although as I said from where I was I could see pretty clearly and the ball was trapped not caught great job by the SC player to sell it as a catch though

    • John Doe

      You can't see. His body blocks the angle.

  • WVUfan

    POOR POOR coaching from university. SC turned the ball over 5 times in this game and twice in their own territory. The U had every chance in the world to win this one and let it get away. You have to cash that many turnovers in for some points against a team like SC because u aren't going to stop them forever. Poorest coaching I ever seen. And yea that was definitely a touchdown at the end even if it took 2 days for the refs to signal it.

    • John Doe

      Thanks John Madden.

      • Fbfan

        No problem John dope....doe:)

        • John Doe

          Good one coach.

          • Fbfan

            I thought so too;) better luck next season mr. Doe

  • justsayin

    I think these posts are the better game. Right now I have the two sides tied. Zing a few more please very entertaining.

  • Proud SC Mother

    This is so sad. I pray that my son never reads this display from these adults. I will pray to God for everyone and the negative posts. May God speak to you all. Amen

    • Football Mom

      Amen to that.

    • Proud SC Mother

      God have mercy on your soul. My son has God on his side he is not and will not ever be a thug

    • Missconkle

      Wow your really mature aren't you?! Talking bad about children?? Your parents must be so proud to have raised such a childish backwoods bully. Keep proving that all the racial slurs and badmouthing our boys really happened. Thank you!

  • drivefor5

    Bring on the Bullllllldogs!!
    All this arguing is ridiculous people. Ignorance is taught. Smh

    • Proud SC Mother

      Amen

  • WhgFeeling

    WOW!! We have some classy role model for our children. It is a high school football game. Not the end of the world and I am certain there is much more serious issues to be hot under the collar about.

  • Po14

    This is ridiculous. Both sides are name calling, talking about education, talking about personal things over a game that was very close,on a public site where everyone can see both sides ignorance. Yes the game may not have went the way either side wanted to but in the end there is nothing we can do to change it. Both teams were very good teams and that was a very close game.

  • scalumni

    Let's talk about the kick off return that was called back.....

  • Football fan

    You gotta love how people sitting 300 feet away in the stands can say a call is BS lol. In situations like the winning touchdown The officials will often do what was seen tonignt which is get together briefly and see who had the better angle on the play before signaling a touchdown. Folks should be happy that university was still even InThe game. If south charlesron hadn't turn the Ball over 5 times, they likely win this contest by 2 of 3 scores. University played there hearts out that second half and SC made just enough mistakes to keep them in the game, nothing more.

    • Mama hawk

      Briefly? It took them forever to make the call, which meant that neither one of them were sure, but anyway, game over, congrats to SC, done!

  • Sc#12uncle

    This is crazy to watch ppl aruge over a loss. Prqctice harder sn come back next year sucks that your teams season stopped tonight. But having good grades and horrible additudes either on or off the field what good are you ? Good Job SC !!! #DemBOyZ as the say #12BG Good game

    • KDWNY

      I'm a cougar fan, but definitely support Kanawha Valley. That being said, I listened to the whole game on the radio and SC got flagged three to four more times than University. In reality it's just a game of high football nothing more or less, If your that caught up in young men playing the sport of football, you need to take a step back and put your life in perspective. This really sounds like and excuse to spew that racist garbage that your full of anyway, so if you can't say that stuff to people's face you need to keep them comments to yourself , because you don't know any of these people your spouting that nonsensical rhetoric to John Doe. Last thing that garbage your spraying really makes you sound like a fool, it's high school football get a life and do something with yourself

    • Ofgf

      That's real mature. Take the loss and move on. You don't know anything about this man or anyone of south charleston team. Sorry your team lost.

      • Missconkle

        this stupid comment was yelled several times during the game. You know nothing about us or our boys. Your just making yourself look ignorant.

      • Proud SC Mother

        I am praying for you Amen

  • Ofgf

    I couldn't be not be more proud of South Charleston Black Eagles you guys done an amazing job and never let the refs calls as well as the other teams negativity toward us. Tonight you pulled together not only as a team but a family. its horrible that we will see negative posts about us on here but that just shows how dumb people are and uneducated. Next week is coming and we may or may not lose but at least WE made it to the NEXT game!!! Congrats boys!!!

    • John Doe

      RN? Everybody has dreams.

    • Mama hawk

      You're right, it's over, it's just a game, and neither team is good enough to beat Capital. We're just hanging our cleats up now, and y'all live to fight another day.

      • JD

        It's just a game and either team does have the opportunity to compete against Capital if they would see each other at the end. Can't really determine games before they happen. I am a big Capital High School Fan, even I can say that some football games that were played came close or end up losing due to mistakes. If Capital sees South Charleston at Wheeling and vice versa definitely be a match to see again.

    • Mama hawk

      You should re-read, and re-write your posts before you call anyone uneducated. Use the word did instead if done for starters.

      • Ofgf

        I would be talking. Instead if done??? Really... Nice

        • Momma Eagle

          You guys talked so much trash all week about how we couldn't beat you and we are overrated. For us to be operated your coach was pretty worried about us. Even going so far as to say he hoped the wind was gusting 30 to 45 miles an hour cause that would stop our pass. Sounds like he didn't have much faith in his team to get the job done themselves. Oh and they didn't. As for shutting us down in the second half you really didn't do that either. It was our mistakes that almost did us in. You all always want to count us out but I believe everytime you have played us whether it be playoffs or the championship game in 1994 you all are the ones that go home empty handed. Whether or not our season ends next week you guys will be at home yet again watching us play that game.

        • MamaHawk

          Yes, it's called typo darling, and I would be talking, should be wouldn't sweetheart. You're really cracking me up, please keep posting .

      • Ofgf

        It's something called a typo darlin.

  • SC Fan

    There was questionable calls on both sides of the ball but SC pulls out the win! Whether or not our season ends next week or not I will say SC showed much more class. The coach was rude, cussed our fans at the fence and they never took a knee when players were injured. Classroom is where it counts but also counts in attitude. Congrats to both teams for a great season.

    • Mama hawk

      More class, that's laughable. I have never heard more foul mouthed players in my life. The coach lost it, and I agree, that's not acceptable, but the touchdown call at the end of the game was total bs.

    • SC Joke

      You guys were classier?? Your fans screamed and cussed at our players on the sideline, your players yelled taunts at our players and our sideline, and worst of all your one thug defensive back after tackling our receiver got up and kicked him in the face as he stepped over him to taunt and yell at him, even though he was hurt before the kick, with two more thugs from your "classy" team. Your definition of class is as backwards as the refs calls

      • SC Fan

        All fans were on the same side of the field so I'm not sure of what you heard I saw after the whistle taunts, pushes and other gestures from UHS but couldn't hear a word any player said. I did however HEAR vividly your Coach say FU to our fans. When someone asked about why they didn't kneel when our players were injured, he said something very smart and again in regards to the situation was "F*** it" now if you want to call that class I will say I don't know anything about it. Leadership is about example. I agree that the call was delayed and I would be upset if it was the other way but that is the way it goes sometimes. We have had it happen. UHS is a good football team and played very well, especially in second half I hope the the players you had injured are okay. We did, however, take a knee when your players were down. That is not a rule but an accepted respectful gesture that has been in football for years. It is tough to lose a game like that and it's a hard thing to get over but even the comments I read in both Morgantown and Charleston newspapers made were ... Well... "Un-classy" Congrats again on a great season and I wish you all well in the future. Especially your injured players.

        • SC Joke

          Oh since you were so close to the ridiculous spectator you also probably heard what he said to our coach. He called and badgered our coach until he came over to see what the problem was, where he was bombarded by him and other fans. The SC fans had no right to call over our coach like they did. They have absolutely no class. If you want to dispute me upon what was said, I was standing just feet away from it all and heard every word that was said. Did you ever think that there was a reason that they didn't take a knee? It was because of the total lack of respect your players showed ours, so no you didn't deserve even that simple gesture. Your fans yelled and cussed during our alma-mater, while your players finally shut up for once. I can see where they get it. You can have whatever opinion you'd like, but I'll have mine and that includes a great quote I've recently heard from a phenomenal coach: "F--- You!"

          • Impartial football fan

            Sure I'll sell them so he can ride them into the record books. There in fairytale land which is where he'll be riding to, lol.

          • SC Joke

            He's the most successful coach in the state and his record speaks of how phenomenal he is. He has 199 wins he's still not done. He cares about his players more than any coach in the state and motivates them and teaches them not only how to be great football players, but how to be great men. You guys are faulting him for standing up for his players? You're a joke. And yeah I'll buy that unicorn. I can give it to him to ride into the record books.

          • Impartial football fan

            Phenomenal coach, what a joke. If you believe that I've got a couple unicorns to sell you.

        • Impartial football fan

          Kelly is an embarrassment. There is NO excuse for losing it like he did. I have traveled all over the state watching playoff football and I have NEVER seen anything like that from a head coach. It seems to be the rule rather than the exception with Kelly though. And for the record, I am not a South Charleston fan. I would be a UHS fan if it were not for the way the head coach behaves. I have several close friends whose children attended UHS in the past few years and I can honestly say I feel sorry for the ones who played football under Kelly. He sets a horrible example for the players, students, and for UHS. My condolences go out to the players for losing a hard fought game.

          • Impartial football fan

            Kelly is nothing but a "SORE LOSER" period

          • Impartial football fan

            I understand emotions were running high, but that is no excuse for his behaviour. What kind of example is that for the players he "loves"? Oh, I know, when things don't go your way whine and cry about it. I couldn't tell if SC caught the ball at the end and the refs made the call. It may very well have hit the ground but whining about it doesn't change anything and sets a horrible example for everyone.

          • HAWKS#1

            You are completely wrong, COMPLETELY. I have watched and followed Hawk football for a long time, Coach Kelly had every right to do what he did for his players. how in the world in a critical game such as this the call was not made faster. If an official sees it, call it, don't fiddle faddle around. I pay attention to Kelly on the side lines he is very quite and humbled. Only saying what I see.

          • jwws

            You will never find a coach that loves his players as much as Coach Kelly. I typically do not bash refs but these guys were horrible. Emotions were running strong and as any good coach he was there for his players.

      • Mama hawk

        I totally agree

  • Mamahawk

    Great season UHS! This was a heartbreaking loss because of all of the questionable spots and controversial calls, but no one gave you a shot and you shut South Charleston down in the second half. Your season ends tonight and theirs ends next week. Time to pack up the cleats, hit the books, and show everyone why you're the number one school in the state where it counts, in the classroom!!

    • Wvuopie

      Wow. Sore loser. Good thing you are teaching your kids how to live through a loss.

      • Mama hawk

        Sore loser because I say it's time to hit the books? I have no horse in this race. My son has already graduated, and attends college. This football stuff is great, but very temporary.

    • Proud SC Mother

      this comment was so uncalled for our season ends tonight theirs ends next week" we are supposed to teach our children good habits not bad ones

    • Ofgf

      you guys done an amazing job and never let the refs calls as well as the other teams negativity toward us bring you down.

    • mlb

      people kill me you lost and thats the end of your season. good game sc classroom books wow

      • Mama hawk

        After reading some of your posts, I can see that the classroom never meant anything to you. Good win, now let's see how far that gets you.

        • MamaHawk

          My comment wasn't meant for "your boys", it was meant for "mlb", and I never mentioned anything about welfare.

        • Eagle Aunt

          Great job boys! What matters is BLACK EAGLES WON. Case closed. Period. "Oh yes we did that." Our boys not only play the opposing team they play the refs. We know we're not liked..oh well we still overcome and everyone hates it. It was a great game. If the Hawks would have won it still would have been a good game....buuuuttt they didn't. Oh and PLEASE do not act like you're "classier" than us. Its called PASSION you have it for your boys and we have it for ours. You fight for yours and we fight for ours. Never underestimate and Eagle, win or lose we ALWAYS SOAR! #blackeaglenation