A Paris touchdown trumped a Wildcat field goal in double overtime and Paris defeated the Wildcats, 26-23 at Prim Stadium on Homecoming Friday night.
In the second overtime, the Wildcats salvaged a drive with a 36-yard field goal by Angel Tavera. Paris countered with a 25-yard TD run on second and ten to win the game. In the first overtime, both teams scored touchdowns and both were unsuccessful on extra points to keep the game tied. Paris scored first on a touchdown thrown by Kobe Savage. Their extra point kick blew up after a bad snap. The Wildcats got a 19-yard run from back Cor’Tavius Pruitt to tie the game. A successful extra point would have won the game but the kick was no good.
The game ended up tied at 14-14 after four quarters. The Wildcats scored twice in the first quarter as quarterback Ryan Humphries threw two TD passes, one to Landry Tyson and one to Simeon Taylor. A swinging gate run failed after the first TD but was successful after the second. Colton Allen’s run gave the Wildcats a 14-0 lead with 32 second left in quarter number one. Paris scored on runs in the second and third period to tie the game. The Wildcats missed on a field goal with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter that would have given them the lead.
The Wildcats slip to 2-1 for the season. Paris is also 2-1. The Wildcats travel to Whitehouse next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for another non-district game The Wildcats have lost the last six times they have played Whitehouse including a 2013 area round playoff loss.