The football came off Gonzaga quarterback Caleb Williams's fingertips and hung in the air — past the harsh stadium lights at Catholic University's Cardinal Stadium and into the outstretched arms of wide receiver John Marshall in the end zone as time expired.
This was the play the No. 2 Eagles had been waiting for: the WCAC championship-winning, history-making, doubter-silencing play in a 46-43 win over No. 1 DeMatha on Sunday night.
"It was a perfect ball from Caleb, and I just went up there and I got it," Marshall said. "Thank God."
Marshall's acrobatic, 53-yard catch on a Hail Mary from Williams was the final big moment of a wild Washington Catholic Athletic Conference final, a game in which the teams combined for three touchdowns — and three lead changes — in the final 29 seconds.
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