Prosser had a chance at an overtime win over fellow state-ranked CWAC team Ellensburg, but the Mustangs’ two-point conversion failed, and the host Bulldogs eked out a 27-26 victory Friday night.
Ellensburg’s Donny Ellersick, who threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Seth Walker to tie the score with 58 seconds left in regulation, had a 1-yard scoring run in overtime.
Kason Blair, who caught two long touchdown passes from Tanner Bolt in the first half, had a 4-yard scoring reception to get No. 2 Prosser (6-1 overall, 5-1 CWAC) within a point, but the potential winning conversion pass failed.
It was a tough loss for Prosser, which struck first when Noah Flores took the opening kickoff 90 yards for a TD.
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Prosser went up 13-3 after Bolt’s 64-yard pass to Blair with 1:15 left in the first quarter.
Third-ranked Ellensburg (7-0, 6-0) pulled within 13-10 with 2:06 to go in the second quarter, when Xander Orejudos hauled in a 24-yard pass from Ellersick. But about a minute later, Blair’s 56-yard TD reception from Bolt gave Prosser a 20-10 lead.
Ellensburg’s Elliot Hougardy kicked a 19-yard field goal in the third quarter.
P — Noah Flores 90 kickoff return (kick blocked)
E — FG Elliot Hougardy 29
P — Kason Blair 64 pass from Tanner Bolt (Javier Diaz kick)
E — Xander Orejudos 24 pass from Donny Ellersick (Hougardy kick)
P — Blair 56 pass from Bolt (Diaz kick)
E — FG Hougardy 19
E — Seth Walker 15 pass from Ellersick (Hougardy kick)
E — Ellersick 1 run (Hougardy kick)
P — Blair 4 pass from Bolt (pass failed)