PLANO -- For a game that totaled 97 points and 1,007 yards, one point was all that was needed to send Colleyville Covenant into the third round of the TAPPS Division III football playoffs.
Covenant's defense held Dallas First Baptist Academy on downs late in the game, sealing a 49-48 victory at John Paul II Catholic School on Friday.
If the one-point win wasn't a crazy enough finish in the offensive outpouring, the final PAT of the game by Covenant (12-0) was blocked, but still managed to wiggle its way through the uprights.
Running back Micah Lutz picked up two first downs to ensure the Covenant victory as a part of a 160-yard night, scoring two touchdowns. Lutz delivered the final scoring blow, running in the 9-yard touchdown with just over two minutes left.
Covenant quarterback Kade Thomas threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, hitting Donovan Jeanne three times for 106 yards and a touchdown.
First Baptist Academy's passing duo of quarterback Max Partlo and Trae Hart connected for 141 yards and three touchdowns, but the Dallas team (10-2) threw three interceptions.
After Hart's three first-half touchdowns, Covenant locked him down with double coverage, opening the running game for running back Justin Tatum, who picked up 139 yards and three touchdowns.
However, Covenant answered with running back Austin Troup, picking up 96 yards on four carries and two touchdowns, one from 77 yards.
The highlight of the game came on a First Baptist two-point try where Hart reeled in a one-handed TD catch for a two-point conversion from Partlo.
Covenant put together 555 yards of total offense to First Baptist's 452.
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