Carrollton Ranchview edges past Tigers in OT, 33-30

The Wills Point Tigers came painfully close to evening their season record last week, rallying from a two-touchdown deficit against Carrollton Ranchview to force overtime before falling just short to the Wolves, 33-30.

Wills Point began play on offense, methodically marching from their own 33-yard line to the end zone on 10 plays to take an early 7-0 lead against the Wolves. The Tiger offense got two big completions on the drive, both from Tyler James to Nathan Johnson, to pick up 64 of those yards.

Brandon Smith provided the capper to the drive, scoring from seven yards out for his fourth touchdown of the season. Aidan Phillips added the PAT, giving Wills Point a touchdown advantage with six minutes to play in the first quarter.

The score would remain unchanged throughout the rest of the frame as Ranchview and Wills Point traded punts without putting any points on the scoreboard. The Wolves would eventually score their first points of the night early in the second quarter, ending a six-play, 65-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run by M.J. Eldridge. The ensuing PAT attempt hit the goal post, keeping the Tigers in front 7-6.

A miscue on special teams would prove costly for the Tigers on their next drive of the game as a bad snap on a fourth down punt attempt resulted in Ranchview taking possession of the ball at the Wills Point one-yard line.

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