For three quarters Friday, the Alvarado Indians looked like they might have enough to upset the No. 8 team in the area - Birdville.
The Indians led 22-12 heading into the fourth quarter, but two late touchdowns led Birdville past Alvarado 25-22 at Charles Head Stadium.
Birdville got things started in the first quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run by quarterback Tommy Dorman, who has already committed to Texas A&M.
It did not take long for Alvarado to respond as the Indians answered with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ty Raby to Thomas Head.
The touchdown gave Alvarado a 7-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
After another Birdville score, Alvarado went back to work again.
Kyle Kirkland caught a seven-yard pass from Raby late in the second quarter and a two-point conversion gave the Indians a 15-12 half-time lead.
Kirkland gave Alvarado a 10-point lead in the third quarter when his 17-yard touchdown run put the Indians ahead 22-12.
The Hawks scored on a 12-yard run by Dorman to open the fourth quarter and later scored on a 9-yard pass from Dorman to Drew Barker to take a 25-22 lead.
Dorman led the Hawks with 82 rushing yards and 231 passing yards in the win.
Alvarado was paced by Ty Raby and Thomas Head.
Raby threw for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Head, the teamís leading rusher, ran for 98 yards on 18 carries and caught a touchdown pass.
Kyle Kirkland led Alvarado receivers with three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown; Jay Hardy had two catches.
Alvarado travels to Springtown next week.
The Indians got their first win against the Porcupines last year.