BOILING SPRINGS — Buddy Anderson drilled a 32-yard field goal as time expired Friday night to give York a 46-45 victory over Boiling Springs.
York coach Bobby Carroll said he was proud of the resilience his team showed in rallying for the victory in a see-saw game.
Boiling Springs has a great offense, and we have a young team. I am just so proud of the effort our players and coaches showed by not giving up, he said.
Boiling Springs coach Rick Tate did not let the disappointing ending take away from what his team did.
We got our feet back under us after it slipped away a bit. We had a chance to win it at the end, and sometimes you do and sometimes you dont, said Tate.
The loss spoiled a big night by Boiling Springs quarterback Daniel Thompson, who threw for 374 yards and four touchdowns. Tre-Shaun Sanderlin ran for one score and added a TD reception.
Boiling Springs jumped out to a quick lead in the first half and went into the locker room with a 26-13 advantage. Thats when the Cougars responded.
York scored on its first three drives of the second half, with help by the Bulldogs ill-timed penalties.
Midway through the third quarter, York faced an obvious punting situation with a long fourth down. But the Bulldogs committed three straight penalties to give the Cougars a first down, which led to a later touchdown run from Ryan Moore.
From there, the teams traded touchdowns until Boiling Springs took the lead with 1:46 left in the fourth quarter.
York started the drive at its own 45 and drove down to the Bulldogs 15 with three seconds left. After a timeout by the Cougars, Anderson booted the game-winner.
Boiling Springs (1-1) plays at Clover next week, while York (2-0) hosts Gaffney.