The Wildcats (3-1, 2-0) handed the Boilermakers (3-1, 1-1) their first loss of the season thanks to a last minute scoring drive and a missed extra point by Bradley-Bourbonnais with 6.9 second left. The winning drive was capped by a 12-yard pass to Brian Davis from JoWahn Brown with 46.6 seconds left. Brown followed with a two-point conversion pass to Cavion Clanton.
After Thornton regained the lead at 30-23, Bradley-Bourbonnais scored on a two-yard pass to LJ Harris from Mount Carmel transfer Gionte Mason to pull within a point with 6.9 seconds left, but kicker Gavin Patterson’s tying extra-point attempt hit the left goal post.
Brown was 16-for-27 for 194 yards and three touchdowns (4, 26, 12 yards). He had 12 rushes for 34 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run.
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The Wildcats rushed for 127 yards and passed for 194, outgaining the Boilermakers 321 to 228. Clanton had 84 yards rushing on 22 carries for Thornton
QUOTABLE: “By the grace of God we were able to win this game,” Brown said.