The Season’s Longest Game: Hoover, North Prove Unstoppable

Let the record show that Monday Night Football came to DMPS on October 1, 2018, for all of two minutes and fifteen seconds.

Timeout was called at Hoover’s McGrane Stadium on September 7th with no more than that remaining on the clock. The Huskies had the ball on the North 36 yard line, 4th & 6, leading by three points, on the verge of a hard fought homecoming victory.

Then shots rang out in a city parking lot near the stadium. Common sense dictated suspension of the game. Both teams, and schools, were on the same side in that call – the safe one.

Since then, summer turned to fall. Trees peeking above the west grandstand are showing their colors. Three weeks and three days after the opening kickoff, the two teams, both still winless, returned to a spongy, shaggy, soggy field to finish their unfinished business.

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