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Video board shows refs' bad call in Trinity-Allen

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alex Miller gave Allen life early in the third quarter against Euless Trinity on Saturday when he returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown to cut Allen's deficit to five points.

But the replay, seen by everyone on the 60-yard-wide video board at Cowboys Stadium, showed that Miller let go of the ball just before crossing the goal line.

After the replay, the Trinity crowd erupted in boos.

The missed call highlights a difficult situation for the referees at Cowboys Stadium. While their blunders go virtually unnoticed in high school stadiums, they are highlighted on one of the biggest video boards in the world for every fan in attendance to see.

In almost every game at Cowboys Stadium in the playoffs this season, there's been a missed call that the crowd has reacted to after seeing the replay on the video board.

In recent years, there have been rumors that the UIL might allow instant replay during state title games if those games remain at one location.

Luckily for the officials in the Allen-Trinity game, the play didn't impact the game as Trinity prevailed 28-21 after Safari Bolden, Chris Fonokalafi and Wawa Leota stuffed Allen quarterback Alec Morris on the 2-yard line on a fourth-and-goal near the end of the fourth quarter.

The play mirrored a non-touchdown by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who famously dropped the ball at the 1-yard line on what would have been an easy score against the Cowboys in 2008.