The 2-1 West Central Area Knights found themselves in a tough battle with a winless Pelican Rapids team on Friday night. The host Vikings were searching for their first in on Homecoming Night, and the Knights did their best to spoil the celebration.
After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, the Knights made it 7-6 on an Ethan Supler 55-yard touchdown run.
Neither team scored until late in the third quarter, when the Vikings went up 14-6 with 1:43 on the clock.
Then with 5:10 left in the game, Knights' quarterback Colton Blascyk called his own number from four yards out for a touchdown run to cut the deficit to 14-12.
Blascyk then led a last-ditch touchdown drive in the final minutes, and his 10-yard pass to tight end Bryce Olson lifted the Knights in front 18-14 with only 12 seconds left in the game.
The Knights defense held on the kickoff and final possession of the game, as they improved to 3-1 overall in 2009 and 2-1 in the Heart O' Lakes Classic Conference.
Next week, West Central Area will celebrate Homecoming week, and no doubt the energy from tonight's win will help lift school spirit throughout the week. Next Friday the Knights host neighboring rival Breckenridge in the annual Homecoming game.
More information will be updated on Saturday from Friday night's exciting action.