CONCORD, N.H. — With his team trailing by a touchdown in the game’s final moments, Windham linebacker Stephen Mague stripped the ball, scooped it up and ran 70 yards for the touchdown with 1:50 left that gave the Jaguars a 22-15 victory over Concord.
“It was wild!” said Jags head coach Jack Byrne. “What an amazing way to end our season.”
It appeared, for a few moments, that Windham’s season finale was turning into a disaster.
Leading 14-0 heading into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars (4-5) saw Concord (2-7) rally for two quick scores, adding a two-point conversion on the second to take a 15-14 lead with four minutes left in the game.
Windham then gave the Crimson Tide the ball back at the Jags’ 35-yard line. But Mauge delivered the dramatic score, then went in at QB and threw the 2-point conversion.
Concord had a final gasp, but Cole Peterson intercepted the Hail Mary to clinch the victory.
Bobby Dicicco gave Windham the lead in the second quarter with a 2-yard run. Then, in the third, Rocky Heres found Riley Desmarais for a 20-yard TD.
“This was such a great finish to our season,” said Byrne. “It was a great way to celebrate our seniors. They were the toughest group I could have asked for. They stepped up and handled the transition to a new coach, and I am just so proud of them.”
Windham (4-5): 0 7 7 8 — 22
Concord (2-7): 0 0 0 15 — 15
W — Bobby Dicicco 3 run (Adam Burke kick)
W — Riley Desmarais 20 pass from Rocky Heres (Burke kick)
W — Stephen Mague 70 fumble return (Joey DaSliva pass from Mague)