Looking to get a win in its final home game , the Wilson football team found itself in a battle Friday night against Huntington Beach.
The Bruins (1-3) fell to the Oilers in a heartbreaking 29-28 overtime loss after a PAT was blocked.
“We had three turnovers early and it was only 8-0 at half,” Wilson head coach Mark Ziegenhageb said. “We were lucky in that part of it, but we just have to grow up as a team.”
Both teams struggled to string drives together in the second quarter and the Bruins went to halftime trailing, 8-0.
The Oilers took a 15-0 lead with 7:49 left in the third quarter and that’s when the Bruins’ began their comeback.
On the ensuing drive, senior running back Ian Issa broke free for a 71-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 15-7.
That touchdown started a back-and-fourth situation between the two teams as Huntington Beach went on their own drive and scored on a 31-yard touchdown to take a 22-7 lead with 1:16 left in the third quarter.
Once again the Bruins responded as Tony Nyeche scored on kick return to cut the lead to eight at 22-14.
After a couple of turnovers, Wilson tied the game when quarterback Dylan Herrera connected with Cameron Johnson for a touchdown and then converted the two-point conversion himself.
Regulation ended as Wilson ran out of time expired as they tried to spike the ball.
Huntington Beach (1-3) got the ball first in the overtime period and scored to put the Oilers up 29-22.
That forced the Bruins into a score-or-lose situation and senior running back Ian Issa put the offense on…
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