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OVERTIME THRILLER: Tonganoxie football outlasts Eudora, 46-40

September 10, 2016, 10:20 a.m.

Updated: September 12, 2016, 2:49 p.m.

Editor's note: This story originally misidentified the receiver who caught a 58-yard pass with just more than two minutes left in regulation. Mac Thompson hauled in that pass.

Zac Morgan’s 154 total yards on offense, three touchdowns and a 78-yard punt return touchdown led Tonganoxie to a 46-40 overtime win over Eudora.

After Eudora (1-1) fumbled on the first play of overtime, Mason Beach threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Caden Searcy to win the game for Tonganoxie.

With just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Chieftains (2-0) trailed 40-34. But a 58-yard pass from Beach to Mac Thompson gave them life. Just two plays later, Beach threw a touchdown to Brett George to tie the game.

On the next series, Morgan made a game-saving tackle on Eudora’s Khalil Thrasher, who likely would have scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than 20 seconds left.

Thrasher had a big night for Eudora with 17 carries for 152 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Tonganoxie will play host to Bishop Ward for homecoming next Friday, while Eudora will travel to Sumner Academy.

Score by quarters

Tonganoxie 12 0 22 6 6 — 46

Eudora 0 20 6 14 0 — 40

How they scored

T — Zac Morgan 18 pass from Mason Beach (Coby Claypool kick blocked)

T — Morgan 67 pass from Beach (pass failed)

E — Ryan Verbanic 41 pass from Gavin Elston (pass failed)

E — Lee Andrews 62 run. (run failed)

E — Khalil Thrasher 26 run (run succeeded)

T — Morgan 43 run (run succeeded)

T — Dalton Bock 1 run (run succeeded)

E — Elston 5 run. (run failed)

E — Thrasher 33 run (run failed)

E — Thrasher 5 run. (run succeeded)

T — George 5 pass from Beach (run failed)

T — Searcy 10 pass from Beach

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