"After our guy threw that crack-back block, I saw my brother just standing there," Tyrhee Pratt said of the Hail Mary that turned surprisingly easy. "I was like, 'Whoa,' so I just lobbed it. I was hoping it got down there fast so nobody else could get down there to deflect it.
"He just caught it. I love my brother."
Tyrhee Pratt completed 15 of 27 passes for 138 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He ran the ball 12 times for 47 yards and a score but picked up 56 yards on his first carry of the game.
The sophomore said that Hampton's interception might have been the best thing to happen to Capital's comeback effort.
"At the end I thought about it, and I think I needed to throw that pick so we could hurry up and get down the field," he said. "I thought about it and we were just too far into our own side of the field to do anything with the ball. I couldn't do anything in just a couple seconds [from there]."
The rally actually trumped South Charleston's own comeback from a 21-7 halftime deficit. Much as they did a year ago, the Black Eagles slowed the Capital offense to a crawl in the second half while taking control of the game. South Charleston won the 2012 meeting between the teams 20-17 at Laidley Field after Capital led 17-0 at halftime.