Mangold's high school team loses in state final
Holley Mangold's dream season came up a single point shy of perfection Saturday.
|She made history by being the first female non-kicker to play in an Ohio Division III prep football game, but at 5-foot-9, 310 pounds, Holley Mangold deals with more than just following in her big brother Nick's footsteps, Greg Garber writes.|
Her Archbishop Alter High School football team fell to Steubenville 34-33 in the Ohio Division III championship game. Alter finished the season 14-1.
Alter trailed Steubenville 34-13 but scored three consecutive touchdowns to make it 34-33 in the fourth quarter. Alter's potential equalizing extra point, however, was blocked.
"Too little, too late," said Vern Mangold, Holley's father. "But the good news for all of us around Holley is that she's only a junior."
After Holley's story appeared on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown," it was repeated on ESPN's "Cold Pizza" on Thursday and on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. "Sunday NFL Countdown" (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET) will feature an update on Holley's story this week.
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