MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Prescott was unable to punch in the 2-point conversion in the second overtime period.
The Curley Wolves scored on just one play after falling behind for the first time since the first quarter, but Rison stopped a 2-point run and completed a 42-40 comeback against Prescott in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic, presented by Hootens.com, at SAU's Wilkins Stadium Tuesday.
The Wildcats trailed by 14 points at halftime but turned up the intensity on defense, limiting Prescott to 122 yards of offense in the second half.
The Wolves finished with 433 yards of total offense — 291 coming in the first half. Rison had 447 yards of offense with 419 coming via the ground attack.
Jamarien Frye rushed for 268 yards and three TDs, including both of the overtime scores, for the Wildcats.
Jacobi Nolen threw for 215 yards and a score and rushed for 61 and two other TDs for Prescott. Alex George had 96 yards and a score on the ground, and Jacalyn Zachery also had 58 yards and a score rushing to go along with his 75-yard TD reception.
Derriun Thompson led the receiving corps. with five grabs for 132 yards.
George covered 5 yards on his overtime TD to put the Wolves ahead, 34-28, with Rison still awaiting an opportunity in OT.
Frye dove in from the 1 to tie the game, and Frye got the pitch on the 2-point attempt. However, junior defensive lineman Landon Cross stood up the 6-2 running back and thwarted the try.
Frye scored on a 5-yard run in the second overtime and added a contested 2-point run to make it 42-34 with Prescott still to take the field on offense.
Nolen broke free up the middle on a 10-yard keeper on the first snap for the Curley Wolves, but the 2-point try was stopped short of the goalline.
Jarrion Marshall scored his second TD of the game for the Wildcats, darting in from the 2 with 4:41 left in the third quarter to get Rison's deficit back to one score.
Jaylon Henry capped a 11-play Wildcat scoring drive with his 9-yard sneak, and Frye's 2-point conversion tied the game at 28 with 8:38 left in the game.
Rison forced a three-and-out on the ensuing drive, and Frye had a 46-yard run to get the Wildcats inside the Wolf 10. Prescott's defense held, however, and got a turnover on downs with 1:29 remaining.
The Curley Wolves marched to the Rison 9 as time ran out on regulation.
Nolen raced 15 yards just 20 seconds into the second quarter to take its third lead of the game. George's 23-yard jaunt set up the TD run by Wolf quarterback.
Prescott's defense got the first stop of the game on the ensuing Rison possession, which moved from the 33 to the Wolf 16, where a fourth-and-3 came up a yard short.
Thompson hauled in a 56-yard reception from Nolen to move to the Wildcat 22, and a few plays later, Thompson bulled in from the 3. Luis Rabadan's PAT made it 28-14 with 3:29 left in the half.
Prescott piled up 291 yards of total offense before intermission. The Wildcats had 212 yards of offense and trailed by two touchdowns at halftime.
The Curley Wolves opened the game with an on-sides kick, and Jeffery Martin recovered for Prescott at the Rison 45. Zachery broke free on a 35-yard romp for the touchdown with 10:19 left in the first quarter.
The Wildcats responded with a methodical drive, eating up 5:46 of the clock and capped by Marshall's 13-yard score on an inside trap play.
Marshall added the 2-point run for an 8-7 Rison lead with 4:33 left in the first.
Nolen connected with a wide-open Zachery at midfield, and Zachery raced the rest of the way untouched for a 75-yard strike with 3:02 remaining.
Prescott attempted another on-sides kick, but the Wildcats retained the ball. With 47 seconds left in the first, Frye rumbled 17 yards for a touchdown. The ensuing 2-point attempt failed, keeping the score 14-all.
In the early game at SAU, Warren defeated Magnolia, 41-21.