Falcons win 10-7 win over JDHS
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.