Quarterback Braden Hucks scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and San Angelo Central stormed back from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Arlington Bowie 55-52 in the Class 6A Division II bi-district round at San Angelo Stadium on Friday night.
Bowie (7-4) led 42-21 after three quarters but missed out on a berth in next week’s area round largely in part to the play of Hucks. The senior scored Central’s final four touchdowns, including a 1-yard sneak with seven seconds left to tie the game.
The ensuing extra point was nearly blocked and barely got over the crossbar, sending the game into overtime.
Bowie won the toss and elected to play defense first. But Central (10-1) would need only two plays to score, both runs by Hucks, who scampered 12 yards for a touchdown.
Bowie answered with a 10-yard run from Chris Gardner. It was then the Volunteers’ turn to go first, in the second overtime. They got to the Central 8 but were flagged for false start and then holding.
Quarterback Tony James’ next passes fell incomplete, forcing fourth-and-20 and a 41-yard field goal attempt by Tony Hernandez. He made it, sending Bowie up 52-49.