If you are one of those people who believes kickers only get positive attention after making a field goal, meet Cole Mericle.
Mericle is a kicker for the Lima Senior High School football team in Ohio. On Friday night, he made a field goal with 3 seconds to play to give his team a 25-24 lead against Toledo St. Francis de Sales, per LimaOhio.com.
With victory at hand, Mericle then kicked off and St. Francis de Sales attempted a five-lateral return that appeared to set up a miracle finish.*
*Bad pun, but I won’t apologize
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However, Mericle saved the day when the made a tackle at the 1-yard line to end the threat and the game.