The Girard III Legend Grows with Buzzer-beater to win State Title
Joseph Girard III willed Glens Falls all the way to the New York state championship game, but it looked like will and even his greatness wasn't going to be enough to win Saturday night.
Girard has accomplished almost everything he possibly could in an Indians uniform. The state scoring record. The first player to cross the three-thousand and now four-thousand point mark in a career. Two state titles in football. But there was still one box unchecked. One that might cause him to lose sleep even later in life if not fulfilled.
With Glens Falls trailing by one point with five seconds remaining in overtime, Girard III sat on the bench with four fouls as head coach Rob Girard played the game of subbing his star in and out on offense and defense. Girard III needed a live ball whistle to get him back in the game. And then it happened.
Glens Falls inbounded the ball and it was deflected out of bounds by Lowville. That allowed Girard to come back into the game and with three second left, he took the inbounds pass, slid along the baseline and laid it in as time expired. And just like the football season, another sport, another storybook ending.
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