North Shore Senior High School's 'Hail Mary' pass wins state football championship

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- There was a sensational win against Duncanville last night, bringing North Shore out on top in one of the nation's most watched and toughest post-season brackets.

Well-known play maker Shadrach Banks broke a state record last night with the longest receiving touchdown in a game.

"I felt good," Banks told ABC13 Eyewitness News.

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But let's talk about the play that has the nation buzzing.

The winning touchdown was passed by player Dematrius Davis, who launched it to teammate Ajani Carter with only a few seconds left in the nail-biting game.

"When I see the ball in the air, I was like, 'I'm finna catch it, Imma be a hero, and we about to win state.' Then I seen A.J. with the ball, so I kinda let it go," Davis said.

Senior A.J. Carter, who was once the underdog, is now a headline to those who overlooked him.

"Now you see me," Carter says.

The game ended in 41-36 and the Houston high school team claimed the Class 6-A Division I title.

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