Suddenly, with 30 seconds left in the half, Bingham was back in it.
The players and Bingham coach John Lambourne all knew they needed something big to happen.
"We knew we had adversity," said Cosper, whose team still trailed 10-7 at halftime and would not lead until late in the third quarter. "It didn't feel like we were down in the locker room. We were confident and excited."
"It looked bleak for us the majority of the game until the end," said Lambourne who got his first state title as a head coach in a long and distinguished career. "What really got us back in the game were two streak plays.
"Dax Milne got himself open and Degn was on the money. The other one was a better catch and better throw. It came at an opportune time. Going down two scores against a great team at halftime would have been a problem. It was awful tough, but there was a lot of courage on the part of our kids. They didn't panic and kept their composure."
Milne said he knew that his team needed a spark.
"Coach gave me a chance to make a play and I made a play," he said. "We know that if we listen to coach and trust each other, we will come out on top."
Cosper said the Miners knew what they had to do in that situation and said praised Degn for making two good throws.
Bingham would need some great offensive and defensive plays from Daniel Loua in the second half but, ultimately, it might have been two plays, 60 yards and 23 seconds right before the half that gave the Miners their title.