Is there a world record for most safeties in a game via a bad punt snap? And how good is Crenshaw receiver Michael Simmons?
Those were two of the highlights of Friday night's City Section Division I championship football game, with Crenshaw defeating Narbonne, 20-13, to win its fourth Division I title for Coach Robert Garrett.
The Cougars came back from a 13-0 deficit, taking advantage of three safeties on snaps that sailed over the head of punter Larry Seuga. Twice Seuga kicked the ball out of the end zone for safeties. The third snap just went through the end zone. Narbonne also was called for two roughing-the-kicker penalties and missed a conversion kick. Let's just say the special teams didn't have a good night.
Simmons had seven catches for 99 yards. His 26-yard grab in the first half set up a touchdown by Marcus Walton that brought Crenshaw within 13-9 at halftime. He made acrobatic catches to save the Cougars.
"They made plays and we did everything in our power not to win this thing," Narbonne Coach Manuel Douglas said.
Ajene Harris completed 11 of 23 passes for 128 yards for Crenshaw. Simmons also had an interception on defense. Seuga had a one-yard touchdown run for Narbonne and D.J. Young caught a 39-yard TD pass from Eban Jackson.
Crenshaw avenged a 25-0 loss to Narbonne in last year's final.
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