J.F. Webb used a most improbable fourth quarter rally and then pulled off another minor miracle in overtime to take Friday night’s 50-48 overtime non-conference football win over visiting Southern Vance.
The Warriors trailed 42-26 with just over three minutes left in the game and the Raiders's defense was in charge on the field.
But then Harris and receiver Joseph McAllister hooked up on a fourth down and seven yards to go play that went 39 yards for a touchdown pass. Harris ran in the conversion to make the score 42-34 with 3:22 to play.
But Harris and McAllister topped that play with an 82-yard desperation throw and catch for a touchdown with just 17 seconds left.
Webb was flagged to an unsportsmanlike penalty on the touchdown play, setting the ball back on the 18 for the two-point conversion needed for the tie. Harris dropped back to pass, but scrambled to his left and made it to the front left corner of the endzone to force overtime.
“Our offense only made two plays in the second half, but that's what we needed to get the overtime and the win. We kept telling them to just keep playing,” Webb coach Tony Midgette said.
The fourth-quarter rally set up a 3-yard bootleg overtime touchdown run by Webb quarterback Tre Harris and Harris completed a 2-point conversion pass to Kenneth Veney to take a 50-42 lead.
Southern then scored on a diving catch by big junior Zamari Ellis, but the Warriors’ defense clinched the win by stopping quarterback Shamond Lyons’ run for two.