PERKINS — Just when the game looked headed to overtime, junior quarterback Kyle Duke and the Bethany Bronchos pulled out one last bit of magic to cap a wild Friday night against Perkins-Tryon.
Duke's 33-yard pass to Dalton Stout on fourth down with more than 20 yards to go set up Mathew McGarry for a 22-yard field goal with seven seconds to play.
The kick sailed through the uprights and gave Bethany a 32-29 win over the Perkins-Tryon Demons at McIlvain Field in Perkins.
“It was one of the wilder games I've been a part of,” Bethany coach Reagan Roof said. “Maybe the wildest. I don't know how well we played, but we played well enough at the times we needed to.”
The Bronchos (4-1, 2-0) took a 10-point lead into halftime, but Perkins-Tryon's (2-3, 0-2) rushing attack and junior quarterback Zac Bledsoe came out on fire in the second half, grabbing a 14-10 lead in the third quarter.
That's when things got interesting.
After the two teams traded scores throughout the second half — including a 68-yard run by Bledsoe — the Demons ended up tying the game with 49 seconds left after Bledsoe hit John Sasser for a 25-yard touchdown.