But less than six minutes later, Del City had cut the lead to a touchdown and the Eagles defense was holding strong.
That's when Carl Albert turned in its most important drive of the night, even though it resulted in no points.
The Titans took more than nine minutes off the clock with a 16-play drive that featured 10 carries by Thompson.
The most critical play was Thompson's two-yard gain on fourth-and-1 that kept the drive alive for the final five plays.
“That was an amazing drive,” Thompson said.
Del City drove the ball to the Carl Albert 11 before the Titans defense came up with two big stops before intercepting John McBride's pass in the end zone to all but seal it with less than four minutes remaining.
Carl Albert was without one of its best lineman, Caleb Holland, who was held out with a medical issue.
That left the Titans scrambling, moving Kyler Walker to the other side and plugging Anthony Woods at right tackle.
“They did a great job for us up there tonight, especially considering what we were missing,” Rose said.