Is This The Greatest High School Lacrosse Comeback Of All Time?

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With an 8-0 lead at halftime, most teams will put on the cruise control, possess the ball, pump a couple more goals in, and hang on for the win.  The same is true on the flip side, as very few teams that are down 8-0 will even come back to make the game competitive, let alone pull out the win… but in South Florida, just about anything is possible!

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Boca Raton HS recently played the Benjamin School, and everything from the Power Rankings to the Polls said that this was going to be a tight game.  Boca Raton entered the game polling at #5, and Benjamin at #6.  Both teams were in the 20-25 range for the Florida Power Rankings, and the predicted goal differential was within 1 or 2.

So imagine our collective surprise when Benjamin raced out to an 8-0 lead at halftime!  And then imagine our surprise as Boca Raton showed no quit, and came back to win 14-13 in OT!  Who doesn’t score a single goal in the first half and then drops 13 over the next two quarters?  BR, that’s who.

Watch the clip below to see a tale of three games!  The first is all Benjamin, the second is all Boca and the third is the game winner by Greg Swanson.

What a game!  Have you ever been a part of a better comeback story?  If so, we definitely want to hear about it in the comments!


  1. the goalie for boca is going to delaware, dattolo for benjamin is going to rutgers. Benjamin has been up and down all season, beating defending state champs lake highland by 1 then losing to boca after being up 8-0

  2. Last game senior year of high school, down 8-1 at halftime, came back to win 11-10 in OT. At the time the top 12 teams made the playoffs, we were ranked 13 at that point and the team we beat was 12. Should have made the playoffs but many years later found out our coach told the other coaches at the seeding meeting “we did not deserve to be in the playoffs”