PRESCOTT Ark. — Prescott's come-from-behind season opening win over Gurdon has set the tone for the rest of the Curley Wolves season.
The Curley Wolves edged the Go-Devils last Friday, 43-36.
"Man, it was a back and forth game," Prescott head coach Brian Glass said. "Literally, we'd score and they would score, all the way until end, when we scored the last one. There was never a two possession separation the entire game. It was always we would score and they would answer.
"When it was 35-28, they ans-wered and went for two, giving them the 36-35 lead. There was 2:37 left in the game, we went down and scored. We got the 2-point conversion. They got the ball back with 1:36 on the clock, and we were able to hold them off there at the end. It was probably an awesome game to watch as a fan, but it wasn't very fun as a coach. All in all, it was a unbelievable game."
Seniors Jacobi Nolen, Justin Wilson, Alex George, Jack Arnette and Jeffrey Williams were credited with their play in the season opener.
George finished with six carries for 44 yards and two touchdowns against Gurdon.
Williams ended the night with a 75-yard touchdown on his sole catch of the night and Nolen finished with 215 passing yards with two touchdowns against the Go-Devils.
"Jacobi had a great game for us at quarterback," Glass said. "He was 8 for 12 with 215 yards and two touchdowns. He had 16 rushes for 100 yards and he never flinched during that last possession. He never changed. He kept delivering the ball where our receivers could make plays. He also logged a lot of plays for us defensively as well.
"Alex had a 21-yard touchdown run to take the final lead. It was an outstanding run. He a made a few guys miss and ran through a couple of tackles at the goal line. It was a complete team effort. When Jeff Williams caught the pass from the Jacobi, it was a complete momentum shift. He outran their entire secondary for a score. Caleb Harris also came up big for us in the fourth quarter. We were super proud of how they executed that final drive late in the game."
The Curley Wolves host Parkers Chapel tonight at Eddie Jackson Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
"Well, they spread the ball out and they use a lot of motion in their offense," Glass said. "It's similar to what we do offensively, so hopefully our defense will have a better feel for it than they did last week. Gurdon runs a Wishbone and it's something we can't really simulate. Defensively, they run a 4-3, Cover 2. We're ready to get the game going."