Mountain Crest • Senior running back's versatile performance goes for naught.
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Eddy Hall did a little of everything in Friday's 4A state title game, but there was no celebrating after a well-rounded game.
Hall instead hung his head as he put his weight on his right knee on the 13-yard line. The Timpview players celebrated behind him, but that isn't where he put his attention. His gloved hand covered his face as he cried after the Mustangs suffered their second double-overtime loss in the state title game in three years, this time a 38-31 setback.
"It sucks," Hall said. "We worked so hard for it. It just sucks to lose."
The senior running back threw a touchdown pass, ran for a score and even completed a pass for a 2-point conversion.
"What do you say about Eddy Hall?" Mountain Crest coach Mark Wootton said. "He's given us everything he has."
Hall started the scoring when he caught a lateral to the left from quarterback Jamison Webb then found Kaden Lindley in the end zone from 23 yards out for a score.
Hall again showed off his arm after Mountain Crest's second touchdown. The Mustangs went for two and Hall rolled out to the right, but a Timpview defender was there, so Hall spun around to the left and threw across the field to a wide-open Webb in the end zone.
"It was just a broken play, and I just ran to the open field and caught it," Webb said.
Hall said he wasn't just throwing it away.
"I saw Jamison," he said. "It's just a release valve, and it worked out."
Hall struck again in the first overtime when he busted into the end zone from 10 yards out to give the Mustangs the lead. But Timpview answered with a touchdown then scored in the second overtime to and held Mountain Crest to win it.
Hall finished with 81 yards rushing to lead the Mustangs.
"We just thought the second half we would run more," he said. "We tried it and it worked, so we kept with it."
The senior added 42 yards receiving and the 23 yards passing in his final high school game.