The Red Oak Hawks shocked most of the local sports world last season by winning 15-4A.
They started the 2013 in shocking fashion again by knocking off Wylie East thanks to a last second field goal.
Senior kicker Andy Sontoyo drilled a 40-yard field goal with just four seconds left to secure the 23-22 victory.
Wylie East led 19-6 until Red Oak senior quarterback Logan Thompson fell into the end zone from a yard out with nine seconds left in the third quarter.
The Hawks took the lead for the first time after Deonte Williams hauled in a 13-yard pass from Thompson to give Red Oak a 20-19 lead with 3:13 left in the game.
The Pirates took the lead back with a 30-yard field goal with 51 seconds left, but they left too much time on the clock for Thompson to lead a game-winning drive. He connected with Garrett Davis for a 32-yard gain then he hit Travier Jackson for eight more yards to set up Sontoyo’s game-winner.
Thompson finished with 10 completions on 19 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. He ran 22 times for 102 yards and two scores.
Red Oak (1-0) will be in action again at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against Corsicana (0-1). The Hawks will begin their defense of the 15-4A title Sept. 27 at home against Mansfield Lake Ridge.
Ferris 20, Godley 15
The Ferris Yellowjackets traveled to Godley to take on the Wildcats and managed to eke out a win.
Things started out a little rough for the Yellowjackets as Godley took the opening kickoff down the field and scored on a 69-yard run on the third play of the game.
With its second possession of the night Ferris moved the ball down the field and the drive culminated in a five-yard touchdown run by senior running back Jay Foster.
Late in the second period, the Wildcats scored a touchdown and made the two-point conversion to go up 15-7.
Ferris received the kick off and executed the two-minute offense to perfection as it moved the ball into field goal range for Miguel Mendiola to kick a 43-yard field goal with one second to go in the half to make it 15-10.
Ferris head coach Aaron Emeyabbi was pleased with the Yellowjacket position at half time.
“For the most part, we executed well on both sides of the ball,” Emeyabbi said. “We executed well as we were able to stop them when needed and moved the ball well offensively after our first possession.”
Emeyabbi had to settle for a field goal and a touchdown to get the victory. As the coach wished, the Yellowjackets took the second half kick off and drove to the Godley side of the field.
When the drive stalled, Ferris had to settle for a 38-yard field goal from Mediola bringing them to within two points of the Wildcats.
Late in the fourth quarter, quarterback Javaughn Thurman hit Darius Rouwtt for a 69-yard touchdown giving the Jackets its final lead in the game.
With 1:22 left in the game, cornerback Charles Smith picked off the Godley quarterback to put the game on ice.
Thurman finished with five completions on seven attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown.
Foster rushed 23 times for 113 yards with one score and he caught two passes.
Ferris (1-0) will host Kemp at 7:30 p.m. Friday.