QUEEN CITY — The Harleton Wildcats hung on by the skin of their teeth and defeated the Queen City Bulldogs 46-40 in overtime Friday night at Smith-Wall Stadium.
Zhordan Banks for the Bulldogs recovered a fumble from a 3-yard carry in the end zone to tie the game at 40-40 with time expired in regulation. Queen City missed the extra point, and the game went into an extra period.
In the extra session, Harleton scored a 3-yard touchdown to win the game and take the first game of the season, dropping Queen City to 0-1.
Harleton ground the Bulldogs with 47 carries for 292 yards. While Queen City only mustered 26 carries for 39 yards, through the air, the Bulldogs completed 15 passes on 26 attempts for 255 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Bulldogs were also scrappy in the takeaway department as they picked off Harleton and also recovered two of their three fumbles.
The Wildcats managed 15 first downs to Queen City’s 11, and had fewer penalties with four for 35 and the Bulldogs committing five for 45.
Queen City goes on the road to face Winnsboro on Sept. 6 while the Wildcats continue their road trip with a visit to James Bowie.
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