The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers may want to take notes from two high schools in New Jersey after their quadruple overtime from Thursday night to Friday morning, the fifth-longest game in NHL history.
Clearview Regional and Eastern High Schools met in a junior varsity men’s lacrosse matchup, but no winner was determined after three overtimes.
Rather than risk more overtime, especially on a school night, the two teams decided they couldn’t wait much longer to score a goal.
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So they settled the matter with some good old-fashioned fun: a game of rock-paper-scissors.
One player from each side gathered in the middle of the field, surrounded by the full lineups of both teams.
After the quick draw, Clearview won the heated battle and celebrated victory.
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«It was a purely honest moment where the kids were having fun and having fun,» Clearview JV men’s lacrosse coach Mike Cockrell told Fox News Digital in an email, adding that the players decided the fate of the game. «on your own».
«For my part, I was impressed to see two teams come together after such a battle on the field and just have a good time. It was a great moment that showed sportsmanship and camaraderie between the athletes…» he continued.
«Congratulations to the East players as well. Your team and staff are always a class act.»
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The duel also got some love on social media.
«Fun to watch…great to see these 2 competitors having some fun,» Jennifer Monaco, a teacher in nearby Washington Township, tweeted.