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Desert Edge just misses storybook state title comeback

Holding call wipes out 2-point play, Higley wins 42-41

Posted 12/2/23

TEMPE - Desert Edge had 16 players ejected in a second half brawl in the 5A title games against Gilbert Higley, mostly for coming off the bench after an illegal blindside block from a Knight.

Defending champion Higley built its lead to 42-13 with 4:19 left in the third quarter. Yet Desert Edge stormed all the way back and even celebrated what looked like a winning two-point conversion

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