Wildcats claw their way to overtime victory in nail-biter over rival Patriots
With 9:29 remaining in the game, Millard South’s Isaiah Harris returned a kickoff for 80 yards, pushing their lead to 27-13. Two touchdowns from Millard West’s Jackson Wright, a ten-yard reception and a three-yard rush, tied the game at 27 apiece with 2:06 remaining. Regulation ended on Folda’s blocked field goal.
Fast-forward to overtime, the same Wildcats that trailed by two scores with less than ten minutes remaining pulled ahead with the help of quarterback Tristan Gomes' three-yard touchdown trek.
“I knew I just had to lower my shoulder and get in there,” Gomes said.
The score would stay 34-27 as the Wildcats forced an emotional fourth down stop on Millard South's overtime attempt.
“We didn’t play very well, but that’s a tribute to [Millard South],” Millard West head coach Kirk Peterson said. “They did a good job, but they just came up short in the end.”
The 3-1 Wildcats will play Omaha Bryan next Friday, September 21. Millard South, also 3-1, will face off against Omaha Northwest that same night.