If Bishop Miege head football coach Jon Holmes had been told ahead of the 2019 football season that the first play of the season would be a Miege interception that was fumbled and then recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, he’d never have believed you.
But that was exactly what happened on Friday night, as Bishop Miege (1-0) kicked off their season with a 27-20 victory over Blue Valley North (0-1) at Bishop Miege.
The five-time defending Class-4A state champion got off to a dream start against BV North when Rishi Rattan picked off BV North sophomore quarterback Henry Martin on the first play of the game. In his haste to reach the end zone, Rattan fumbled the ball before it was quickly smothered by teammate Grant Fussell for the early touchdown.
“There’s no way I would have taken that,” Holmes said. “But Rishi Rattan made a heck of a play and Grant Fussell was jogging on the spot in the end zone.”
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