Toby Harrah scored on a 25-yard reception on the first play of overtime and the Euless Trinity defense stopped Plano on fourth down as the Trojans edged the Wildcats 28-21 in overtime Friday night in a 6A Division I bi-district game at Pennington Field.
Trinity (9-2), which led 21-7 early in the fourth quarter before Plano (7-4) rallied for two scores, advances to play Duncanville (11-0) in the area round at AT&T Stadium, tentatively set for noon Nov. 25.
Cody Crist scored on a two-yard run with 3:29 remaining in the fourth quarter to rally the Wildcats to within 21-14. Plano soon regained the ball at midfield after a Trinity fumble. Crist found the end zone again, this time from four yards out, with 1:39 to go in regulation.
Trinity, though, turned the tide in overtime. The offense leaned heavily on the running game much of the night. But Laki Ellis took to the air to begin overtime. He tossed a short pass to Harrah, who found a lane and then stretched the ball out across the goal line to give Trinity a 28-21 lead.
Plano gained eight yards on a second down pass from Jonathan Taylor to Kaleb Macaway. But the Trojans defense stuffed Kyron Cumby on third down. Cumby ran again on fourth-and-2 but was met in the backfield. The gang tackle for loss clinched the Trinity victory. Cumby rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown and also caught eight passes for 97 yards.
Courage Keihn rushed 33 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns. His second scoring run, with 8:37 to go in the fourth quarter, gave the Trojans a 14-point lead.
Trinity’s fourth-quarter touchdown drive came on the heels of a goal-line stand by the Trojans defense. Plano went for it on fourth-and-1 from the Trinity 1 late in the third quarter. The Cumby run came up just shy of the goal line.
Trinity then drove 104 yards — the drive started at the 1 and included a five-yard penalty — to take the 21-7 lead.