KENNEWICK, Wash. — Ryan Fassler and Danny Raap did their thing at the end of regulation to forge a tie.
The Prosser pair did it again in overtime for the win, leading the Mustangs to a 31-29 win over the Kamiakin Braves on Saturday night at Lampson Stadium in the season opener for both teams.
Fassler hit Raap for a touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:41 left in regulation. Fassler found Raap again to start overtime, and a two-point conversion (Prosser's kicker limped off the field earlier in the game) left the Braves' needing a TD and 2-pointer themselves.
Kamiakin got its touchdown, but Kylle Robertson's pass to Javan Williams was incomplete as Williams came down just out of bounds.
"Just a fantastic game, lots of guys made plays," said Prosser coach Benji Sonnichsen. "Danny Raap is a returning all-state receiver, pretty good, pretty talented. They (Raap and Fassler) got a connection."
K Perrins and Robertson got on the same page big-time in the second half, as the two combined on TD passes of 10 and 25 yards.
Perrins, who had several balls go off his hands in the first half, caught nine for 142 in the second half and 11 for 173 overall. Robertson heated up as well. After going 7-for-18 for 91 yards in the first half, the junior QB clicked on his first eight after the break and was 10-for-12 for 178 on three TD drives.
"We made our adjustments at halftime, and they came out and didn't play like rooks anymore," Kamiakin coach Scott Biglin said. "They played like veterans."
Robertson also hit Williams for a 3-yard score with 4:43 to play -- that after Perrins' interception near midfield -- to put Kamiakin in the lead 23-15.
But just when it seemed like the Mustangs were in a world of hurt, they came back with a nine-play, 67 yard drive in just over 3 minutes.
Ryan Fassler hit Danny Raap for a 47-yard gain to get Prosser in scoring position, and a Bubba Frank picked up 23 yards on third-and-20 to set up Fassler-to-Raap for a 5-yard score. Needing two points to pull even, Fassler found -- who else? -- Raap running free across the back of the end zone.
Frank was the Mustangs' first-half hero, scoring on a 24-yard hook-and-ladder for the game's first points and then adding a 14-yard run.
He also saved Prosser's bacon on a pair of high snaps while he was punting, both times getting off kicks after the ball was sent clean over his head.
Prosser 7 8 0 8 8 31
Kamiakin 0 3 6 14 6 29
PBubba Frank 24 pass play from Ryan Fassler (Trino Flores kick)
KFG Connor Shymanski 28
PFrank 14 run (Frank run)
KK Perrins 10 pass from Kylle Robertson (kick fail)
KPerrins 25 pass from Robertson (Shymanski kick)
KJavan Williams 3 pass from Robertson (Shymanski kick)
PDanny Raap 5 pass from Fassler (Raap from Fassler)
PRaap pass from Fassler (pass good)
KLiam Ollila run (pass fail)
RUSHINGP, Frank 14-68. K, Ollila 15-80, Robertson 13-31, Jansen 3-(minus 3).
PASSINGP, Fassler 23-39-1282. K, Robertson 18-30-0285.
RECEIVINGP, Raap 9-163, Franks 4-51, Sterling Clark 2-7, Ethan Hibbs 2-21, Harley Hall 2-13, Mason Schutt 2-11, Omar Orellana 1-6, Elijah Hoefer 1-9. K, Perrins 10-150, Williams 4-61, Hunter Shauers 2-38, Brandon Larsen 1-27, Ollila 1-9.