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Football: Big Bear wins in a state-record eight overtimes

October 15, 2011 |  6:50 am

It took a state-record eight overtimes to decide the football game between Big Bear and Desert Hot Springs. Big Bear won, 56-50.

Here's the story link from the Desert Sun newspaper on an amazing game that took nearly four hours to complete and was tied, 22-22, after regulation.

The old state record for longest game was seven overtimes in 1991. The national record is 12 overtimes.

"I heard a lot of 'unbelievable, greatest game I've ever seen,'" said Big Bear Coach Dave Griffiths.

-- Eric Sondheimer