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Prep football: Inspiration fills title game

By Robert Przybylo Published: November 16, 2008


Destiny Christian defeated CCS 53-48 in a game nobody associated with either team will forget anytime soon.

Destiny Christian used the hook-and-lateral as time expired to win its first championship. Quarterback Ryan Hanson completed a 15-yard pass to Kyle Lynch, who then pitched the ball to Gil Davila, who went 35 yards for the championship-winning touchdown.

"It was like a movie,” said Destiny Christian running back Arthur Mahoney.

On the other sideline, Mosier, who has overcome colon cancer and brain cancer in the last three years, had a new challenge: consoling the team.

"I just tried to relate stuff to life,” Mosier said. "You just have to pick yourself up off the floor. Nobody was a loser in that game. We just ran out of time.”

The hurt still lingered for CCS senior Taylor Daniels a day later.

"This is a lot harder than I ever thought,” Daniels said. "Coach Mosier has been such an inspiration. We all wanted to win this championship for him.

"He’s our leader. He comforted us. He got us through it.”

Said Mosier on Saturday: "The sun still came up. Life does go on. If my health will allow it, I plan on coaching again next season.”