With 1:31 left in the game, the visiting Battle Mountain Huskies scored a touchdown to take a 21 to 19 lead.
It looked even worse a few plays later, after three straight incompletions by the Bears offense. Then quarterback Adam Rice sprinted left, stopped turned and scrambled back to the right and found Taylor Webb for a long gain into Huskies territory.
With time ticking away, Bears kicker Marco Gutierrez lined up for a forty-five yard field goal.
His kick would have been good from 52.
The made field goal sent the Bear’s sideline into a wild celebration and after one last-ditch play by Battle Mountain, Rifle had its fourth victory in a row.
The game started as a defensive struggle and the Huskies held a 7-6 lead at halftime. Rifle and Battle Mountain then traded the lead back and forth during the second half leading up to the miraculous finish.