Anderson vs. Turpin, 2007

A rivalry that has long divided Anderson Township was renewed in dramatic fashion in 2007. The Anderson Redskins and Turpin Spartans were facing off for the first time in years (the Redskins had rejoined Division II that season), meeting in the regional finals of the state football playoffs. Leading by six points with less than a minute to play, what seemed to be a guaranteed victory for Turpin dissolved in a matter of controversial seconds. With no timeouts remaining, Anderson ran three plays in under 10 seconds—stopping the clock twice with a debatable sideline warning and a first-down measurement—allowing them one last snap with two seconds left. The Redskins scored on a QB-keeper, kicking the game-winning extra point with no time on the clock. They went on to win the Division II State Championship two weeks later.

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