BERKSHIRE, Ohio (WKBN) – Trailing 25-21 with just ten seconds remaining in the game, the #6 seeded Struthers Wildcats went to the bag of tricks to get a game-winning touchdown and pull of a stunning 28-25 victory over #2 Mentor Lake Catholic Friday night.
The Wildcats led for nearly the entire game, but gave up the lead with six minutes to go.
Struthers was knocking on the door in the final moments of the game when quarterback Na’jier Howard took the snap and pitched the ball to Jason Dukes, who had started the play at wide receiver, then Dukes threw to an open Robert Carcelli for the game-winning score.
Struthers improves to 10-3 on the season while Lake Catholic falls to 10-3.
Struthers was led by Anthony Carter‘s three rushing touchdowns.
The Wildcats advance in the Division IV, Region 13 Playoffs to face #1 Canton South, who defeated #4 West Branch on the WKBN 27 High School Football Game of the Week.
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