Nolan Catholic used a 2-point conversion to slip past Addison Trinity Christian 43-42 in double overtime Friday at Doskocil Stadium.
Nolan Catholic improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in TAPPS Division I District 1 play, while the Trojans (4-1, 0-1) fell for the first time.
Following Luke Alves’ 7-yard touchdown run, his third of the game, the Vikings ran a fake to Alves, allowing Landon Russell to hit his tight end Jeremy LaGroue for the game-winning score.
Russell, entering the game in the second half, was 7-for-11 through the air for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including one on his first play for 49 yards.
Trinity Christian picked up 256 yards and five touchdowns from Nahshon Ellerbe.
Ellerbe broke open what was a 28-28 tie with an 85-yard touchdown on the first play of the drive in the fourth quarter.
However, Russell led the Vikings down the field for an eight-play drive to tie the game with under a minute to play.
Trinity Christian had an opportunity to win the game in regulation, but missed to the left on the 32-yard field-goal attempt.
Trojans quarterback Christian Hutzler was 13-for-22 for 243 yards and a touchdown. His leading receiver, Parker Oliver, picked up four catches for 116 yards to lead all receivers.
The 544-350 advantage in yardage was not enough for the Trojans. One of their mistakes came deep in a drive as Miles Murray picked off Hutzler at his own 15-yard line and ran the ball back for an 85-yard touchdown.
The Vikings finished with 211 yards on the ground, led by Alves with 172.
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