The Alvord Bulldogs faced down City View in an overtime win, 29-28, Friday night at Mustang Stadium.
Sophomore Joe Randall stole the show scoring all three of Alvord’s touchdowns during regular play and the two-point conversion in overtime that secured the heart-stopping victory.
The fourth quarter ended in a deadlock – 21-21, and City View struck first in overtime on a two-yard run for the touchdown and kicked for the extra point.
With a victory on the line and expectations running high, Alvord found the answer. Casen Baker darted into the end zone on a one-yard run, and Randall sealed the deal with a two-point conversion.
Randall finished the game with 35 carries for 245 yards.
Alvord wasted no time in the first quarter scoring at 11:08. Randall had a hard, 77-yard run, and Jose Luna was good for the kick. Not to be outdone, City View found the end zone at 11:53 in the second quarter on a Kent Wingfield four-yard pass to Erik Garcia. Ethan Raber kicked the extra point.
With just 1:26 left, Randall scored again for the Bulldogs on a four-yard run, and Luna backed him up with a kick. Wingfield found the end zone again for the Mustangs with just 42 seconds left. He ran 11 yards for the touchdown, and Raber followed it up with a kick.
They left the field at halftime tied 14-14.
The third quarter slowed down, but with about four minutes left, Dalton Jackson put points on the board with a 16-yard run for City View, and Raber kicked for one.
Randall came through again for the Bulldogs with a 22-yard run at 11:11 in the fourth. Luna kicked the extra point before heading into the raucous overtime battle.
The win leaves Alvord at 3-7 for the season and 2-3 in district.
ALVORD 29, CITY VIEW 28
Alvord … 7 … 7 … 0 … 7 … … 8(OT)-29
City View … 0 … 14 … 7 … 0 … … 7(OT)-28
Alvord – 11:08 Joe Randall 77-yard run, Jose Luna kick
City View – 11:53 Kent Wingfield 4-yard pass to Erik Garcia, Ethan Raber kick
Alvord – 1:26 Randall 4-yard, Luna kick
City View – :42 Wingfield 11-yard run, Raber kick
City View – 4:15 Dalton Jackson 16-yard run, Raber kick
Alvord – 11:11 Randall 22-yard run, Luna kick
City View – Wingfield 2-yard run, Raber kick
Alvord – Casen Baker 1-yard run, Randall run
ALVORD … CITY VIEW
First downs … 15 … 11
Rushes – yards … 53-346 … 36-276
Passing yards … 54 … 4
Total yards … 400 … 280
Comp – Att – Int … 4-7-0 … 1-3-1
Punts … 3-34 … 4-33
Fumbles – lost … 2-0 … 4-1
Penalties – yards … 6-37 … 8-55
Rushing – Alvord, Joe Randall, 35-245 yards 3 TDs, plus the winning 2-point conversion in overtime; City View, D.J. Coursey, 9-97 yards and Kent Wingfield, 15-94 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving – Alvord, Casen Baker, 2-24; City View, Erik Garcia, 1-4
Passing – Alvord, Cassidy Patterson, 3-5-0-46 yards; City View, Kent Wingfield, 1-3-1-4 yards, 1 TD