Life isn't fair Part II
Saturday turned out to be same thing for Orchard Lake St. Mary's.
Clarkston supporters were livid all week last week at poor officiating decisions that they felt cost their team its state semifinal game against Sterling Heights Stevenson.
Whether or not they were right (Kosmo thinks they were), they got a lesson about how life isn't fair.
Players and supporters at Orchard Lake St. Mary's are probably thinking the same thing right now.
In Saturday's Division 3 state final against East Grand Rapids, the Eaglets had the game nearly won.
They had a 21-17 lead and forced East Grand Rapids into a fourth-and-13 from its own 43 with 2:49 remaining.
East Grand Rapids threw a pass that deflected off of the helmet of a St. Mary's player and popped up into the air, allowing just enough time for East Grand Rapids senior Kirk Spencer to make a diving catch for a first down at the St. Mary's 26.
With 1:14 left in the game, East Grand Rapids scored the game-winning touchdown. St. Mary's deserved to win the game with its play, but all but lost it on a fluke bounce.
But as Clarkston learned last week, sometimes life just isn't fair.