The two-time defending Carthage Bulldogs extended their state-best winning streak to 39 games last Friday night, but by the narrowest of margins.

The No. 1 Bulldogs advanced to their fourth-straight state quarterfinal with an exciting 50-49 overtime win over Midlothian Heritage, and their senior quarterback led the way.

Gunner Capps passed for a season-high 401 yards with five touchdowns to keep Carthage's season alive. For his efforts, Capps is the Queen Offensive Player of the Week.

He follows last week's winner, Garrison running back Sabastion Porter.

Capps' 3-yard touchdown pass to Kaden Holcomb and the ensuing PAT with no time remaining sent the game to overtime, where Carthage won with a two-point conversion from Kelvontay Dixon.

For the season, Capps has completed 229 of 366 attempts for 3,299 yards with 40 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Capps and his Carthage (13-0) teammates face district rival Henderson (9-4) in a Class 4A Division I state quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Friday from Longview's Lobo Stadium. Queen Offensive Players of the Week

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