Falcons win 10-7 win over JDHS

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Thunder Mountain's Steven Rosales strips the ball from Juneau-Douglas' Cody Galletes at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Erik Frenette (21) celebrates his touchdown after intercepting a Juneau-Douglas pass at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' Koen Schultz (23) celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Max Wheat, left, against Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's head coach Randy Quinto, right, receives congratulations from Juneau-Douglas' head coach Kevin Hamrick at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Roy Tupou, left, chases Juneau-Douglas' Liam Van Sickle at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's players celebrate their win over Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' Derrick Roberts reacts to his team's loss to Thunder Mountain at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Bobby Cox (40) celebrate his team's win as Juneau-Douglas' quarterback Cooper Kriegmont is stopped shy of the goalline on the last play in overtime at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's quarterback Owen Mendoza throws in overtime against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's quarterback Owen Mendoza, left, follows blocking by teammate Roy Tupou in overtime against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Caleb Traxler, left, attempts to block Juneau-Douglas' Cooper Kriegmont's punt at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Puna Touteiolepo runs against Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' Kasey Watts, left, tries to block Thunder Mountain's field goal kicker Jake Babcock's attempt at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Roy Tupou breaks tackle attempts by Juneau-Douglas at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Thunder Mountain's Roy Tupou is tackled by Juneau-Douglas' Kasey Watts at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' lineman Derrick Roberts intercepts a Thunder Mountain pass at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau-Douglas' quarterback Max Wheat is sacked by Thunder Mountain's Puna Touteiolepo at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. TMHS won 10-7 in overtime.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Description

Nothing could have prepared junior Jacob Babcock for his first high school football game Friday night.

The lean but athletic soccer player-turned-kicker — who didn’t even join the team until several weeks into the season — was sent out under the Thunder Mountain High School field lights in overtime. Babcock represented TMHS coach Randy Quinto’s last opportunity in the overtime period to score points before giving Juneau-Douglas High School four stabs at tying or winning the game.

“I was freaking out, I was shaking all over,” Babcock said.

Babcock missed a 31-yard attempt two quarters earlier, but was 10 yards closer this time around. A heavy rain had just started though, and the Falcons’ snaps had been shaky most of the game. After an offsides nullified his first kick — which was good — Babcock delivered on the second, sending the Falcons to a 10-7 win over JDHS.

Read more here: http://juneauempire.com/sports/2017-09-02/babcock-s-field-goal-lifts-falcons-overtime

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