On Saturday afternoon, DeSoto upset Duncanville in a game featuring two of the top teams in Texas. But DeSoto looks to have gotten a pretty significant non-call in their 49-35 win.
Duncanville came into the game on a roll and was ranked third in the nation in the USA TODAY Sports Super 25. In the very same poll, DeSoto was No. 12.
In the second quarter and with the ball at their own yard line, DeSoto got a non-call when it appeared that quarterback D.J. Bailey was sacked. On the play, Bailey was hit by a blitzing Duncanville defender.
Bailey’s right forearm appears to go completely down and it appears like his right knee went down as well.
The official, however, let the play go on and Bailey completed a 25-yard pass for a first down. For what it is worth, the official appears on the left side of the play with an un-obstructed view. Curious non-call but this view of the play was certainly better than this highlight clip from social media.
DeSoto went into halftime up 35-21.
Would the call have changed the game? Potentially. DeSoto wouldn’t have gotten the big completion and would have been pinned deep in their own end.
But in a game that DeSoto won by two touchdowns, it is hard to pin one potential non-call from officials for being the sole turning point of the game. The truth is, DeSoto showed up and played with a chip on their shoulder, regardless of what possibly was a missed call from the officials.
He looked every bit the part of a Power Five recruit in the weekend win. Sam Houston got a baller.