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Prep Football: Prescott outlasts Hope in overtime, 41-38

by Bob Krayl, Texarkana Gazette | September 16, 2023 at 5:20 p.m.

HOPE, Ark. — A 10-yard pass from quarterback Pierce Yates to PJ Gulley gave Prescott a 41-38 overtime victory over Hope at Hammonds Stadium on Friday evening.

The game ended, 35-35, at the end of regulation.

Hope received the ball at the 10-yard line. Two running plays moved the ball to just inside the 1-yard line.

Instead of a quarterback sneak, the snap from center resulted in a loss to the five-yard line. Ramos then booted a field goal from the 12-yard line for a 38-35 lead.

Prescott improves to 2-1 on the season, while Hope falls to 1-2.

It took only 3 1/2 minutes for Hope to take a 14-0 lead.

A 66-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Patterson to Isaac Love put the Bobcats on top, 7-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Prescott fumbled the ball and Hope recovereed at the 13-yard line. After an incomplete pass, Tamorian Lindsey scored on a 13-yard run for a 14-0 advantage.

On Prescott’s next possession, the Curley Wolves drove downfield from their 48-yard line to the Bobcats’ 23-yard line. After a complete pass to Jan’noah Harris, he fumbled the ball and Hope took over at its’ six-yard line.

Hope was forced to punt and Prescott took over at its 48-yard line. On third down and 19, Yates hooked up with Dwayne White for a 48-yard pass to the Bobcats’ 10-yard line. Harris then scored on a 10-yard run to draw within, 14-7.

A Patterson 30-yard touchdown pass to Love put Hope on top, 21-7, early in the second quarter.

Prescott’s Jaylon Johnson returned the kickoff 60 yards to the Bobcats’ 15-yard line.Two plays later, Harris scored on a 4-yard run. The extra-point kick was wide, leaving the score, 21-13.

With 4:16 left until halftime, Prescott scored on a 3-yard pass to PJ Gulley, and a two-point conversion pass to White tied the game, 21-21, at halftime.

A 50-yard run by Harris set Prescott deep in Hope territory where Yates later scored on a 1-yard run to take the lead, 28-21.

Lindsey’s 50-yard kickoff return put the Bobcats at the Curley Wolves’ 26-yard line. A few plays later, Lindsey scored on a 5-yard run to knot the score, 28-28.

Early in the fourth quarter, Prescott went on top again, 35-28, with a 10-yard pass to White.

Later, Juan Ortiz intercepted a Prescott pass and returned the ball to the 15-yard line. Lindsey then scored on a 7 -yard run to tie the score, 35-35, with 4:48 left in the game.

Neither team had much of a scoring opportunity after that and the score remained tied at 35, forcing overtime.


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