No district wins in the past 10 years, never beat Dallas Bishop Dunne and facing the defending TAPPS Division 1 state champs — that’s what Plano John Paul II was facing Friday night.
But JP2 and Bishop Dunne nearly set a national record with 11 — yes ELEVEN overtimes — and the Cardinals upset Bishop Dunne 39-37. They were one overtime off from the record.
It was the Cardinals’ first district win since 2009 and first win over Bishop Dunne in program history.
Here’s the game-clinching play:
JP2 improved to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in district. Bishop Dunne dropped to 4-4 and 0-2.
Bishop Dunne tied it on a field goal as time expired to send the game into OT at 24-24.
The Cards scored first, but the Falcons answered to make it 31-all. TAPPS has a new rule, where starting in the fifth OT, each possession is one play from the 3-yard line worth two points.