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Longest Football Game in History, 84-81, 12 OTs

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including high school football games apparently.

In a 5 and half hour marathon game  in Nacogdoches, TX last night that broke the national record for length, Jacksonville High School defeated Nacogdoches High School 84-81 in a staggering 12 Overtimes.

The 4th quarter ended in a 28-28 deadlock, after which the teams combined for an addition 109 points.

The game was finally decided when Nacogdoches fumbled in the 12th Overtime, leading to a 19 yard Jacksonville field goal that not only won the seemingly endless affair, but also vaulted Jacksonville into the 4-A playoffs.

The NCAA FBS record for number of overtimes is 7, done three times.  In 2001, Arkansas beat Ole Miss 58-56. In 2003 Arkansas defeated Kentucky 71-63, and in 2006 North Texas beat FIU 25-21.


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