Manila quarterback Dillon Burrow fired four touchdown passes and kicked the game winning extra point to lift the Lions to a thrilling 34-33 double overtime victory Friday night at Corning in 3A-3 conference football action.
The Bobcats had first possession to start the second overtime and scored on a two-yard touchdown run by Ty Prater. But Manila's Hunter Dickey blocked the extra point, leaving Corning with only a six point lead, 33-27.
Manila answered when Burrow fired his fourth touchdown pass of the night, a 12-yarder to Brian Borden on a crucial third down play, knotting the score at 33-33. Burrow lined up to kick the game winning extra point and knocked it through the uprights, setting off a wild celebration from the Lion faithful.
All four of Burrow's touchdown passes on the night went to Borden.
Manila improved to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in conference play while the Bobcats fell to 0-9 overall and 0-6 in league play.
The Lions jumped to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter before the Bobcats came storming back, scoring three touchdowns to take a 21-13 halftime advantage. Manila tied the score when Dylan Bogle picked off a Bobcat pass and scampered 70 yards into the end zone late in the third period to cut the Corning lead to two points. The Lions got even when Burrow found Borden with the two point conversion pass to tie the score 21-21.
Manila began the first overtime on offense and scored on a six yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Borden, but the Lions failed on the two point conversion play. Prater kept the Bobcats alive in the second overtime, scoring on a three yard run to make the score
27-27. The Bobcats had a chance for the win, but missed the point after attempt, giving Manila new life.
The Lions will close the regular season when they travel to Earle Friday night for a 3A-3 conference battle.