The Hurricane Tigers were riding high seven games into the 2012 season. With a 20-game winning streak under its belt, which included a perfect 13-0 campaign in 2011, Hurricane rode into a regular-season contest with Desert Hills eyeing a possible repeat state championship.
Then came a triple-overtime defeat to Desert Hills that turned out to be not just another loss. The setback was difficult enough, played in driving rain and delayed 90 minutes for lightning, but starting quarterback Zach Prince also was hurt in the process.
Hurricane bounced back to win its next two games before being bounced 38-0 by Juan Diego in the playoffs.