Bullard Stops Chapel Hill on Two-Point Conversion Attempt to Take 42-41 Double Overtime Win
BULLARD -- Go for the tie at home, the win on the road. It's a saying that's been around football for years. Chapel Hill didn't waver from that Friday night against Bullard, but the victory pendulum fell the Panthers' way in a crucial District of Doom matchup.
Bullard intercepted Chapel Hill quarterback Andrew Black in the second overtime on a two-point conversion attempt following a touchdown to take a 42-41 District 16-3A win at Panther Stadium.
The loss put defending-champion Chapel Hill (2-6, 1-3) in a tight spot in the District 16-3A playoff race, while Bullard (6-1, 2-1) stays in solid contention.
Brentavian Henderson put Bullard up 42-35 to open the second overtime on a 5-yard touchdown run. Chapel Hill responded with a 5-yard touchdown run by Jamarcus McCowin to make it 42-41.
The Bulldogs called a timeout before attempting the two-point conversion, and Black's pass was intercepted in the end zone.
Wesley Thompson scored on a 2-yard touchdown run to give Chapel Hill a 35-28 lead in the first overtime, but Bullard quarterback Colton Mebane found brother Conner Mebane in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown pass to tie the game.
Bullard, down 28-20, sent the game into overtime by driving the field and scoring on a 5-yard touchdown run by Henderson. Houston Alexander ran the ball in for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 28-28 with less than a minute left.
Mebane threw for 205 yards, two touchdowns and an interception on 14 of 19 passing, and added 61 yards rushing on 16 carries. Henderson carried the ball 10 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and Alexander rushed for 61 yards and a score on eight carries.
Conner Mebane caught five balls for 71 yards and a touchdown, and Haden Bryant pulled in a 27-yard touchdown pass for the Panthers. Weston Gray added field goals of 30 and 28 yards in the win.
Joseph Clark led Chapel Hill on the ground with 86 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and McCowin added 70 yards and a score on 12 attempts.
Black ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown. Eighty-nine of his 98 passing yards went to Corey Starks, who had four catches, one of which was a touchdown.
Wesley Thompson and Londreyus Johnson each scored rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs.