The fix was in: One high school coach agreed to let the rival team score a touchdown; the other coach agreed to let the rival’s quarterback complete a record-setting pass. But the quarterback didn’t want to set a record by cheating.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A high school quarterback has asked officials to erase his record-setting pass because his coach had made a deal with the opposing team to let him complete it.
Nate Haasis’ Springfield Southeast High School team let Cahokia High School score a touchdown late in Saturday’s game, which Cahokia won 42-20. In exchange, Cahokia made no effort to keep Haasis from completing a 37-yard pass that gave him a record.
In post-game comments Saturday, both coaches acknowledged arranging the deal during a time-out.
The completion gave Haasis 5,006 yards for his career, setting a new record for the Central State Eight Conference and making him one of 12 Illinois high school quarterbacks to pass for more than 5,000 yards.
But in a letter to the president of the conference, Haasis asked that the pass be stricken from the record books.
Stupid coaches. Classy kid.