WOODVILLE — The Woodville football team would not let its playoff hopes die Friday night.
The Panthers scored on fourth-and-long in overtime and then got a two-point conversion run by Jackson Peek off a bad PAT snap to defeat R.A. Hubbard 30-28 at Frazier Field.
The win means Woodville (3-4, 2-2) can clinch a playoff berth by winning one of its final two region games or by one R.A. Hubbard and Coosa Christian suffering one more region loss.
“Really proud of the guys,” said Woodville head coach Jay Powell. “The kids came through big.”
The game was tied 22-all at the end of regulation, and R.A. Hubbard (4-4, 2-3) scored on the first play of overtime to take a 28-22 lead — Woodville stopped the Chiefs’ two-point conversion attempt.
Woodville went backwards on its first three plays of overtime and faced fourth-and-goal from the 10-yard line when Jackson Peek found Da’vion Johnson for a touchdown.
“We kind of adjusted our routes and Da’vion made a great catch on a real good throw by Jackson,” Powell said.
On the PAT, a low snap force a fire call. Peek rolled out but couldn’t find a receiver, so he lowered his shoulder and ran through an R.A. Hubbard defender to score the winning two-point conversion.
“Jackson got the edge and he wasn’t going to be denied,” Powell said.
Peek completed 3 of 7 pass for 60 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 26 yards and one touchdown. Johnson caught both of Peek’s touchdown passes and also rushed for 82 yards on 15 carries while scoring a 42-yard rushing touchdown run. Josh Thompson ran for 54 yards on 17 carries.
“It was ‘Senior Night’ so that made this more special,” Powell said. “Our seniors were banged up but they gutted it out and helped us come through with our backs against the wall.”
Woodville plays at Coosa Christian (1-6, 1-3) next week.