High School Sports

Resurrection squeaks past Escambia Academy in OT

Resurrection RB Patrick Watts
Resurrection RB Patrick Watts Submitted

Running back Patrick Watts ran for 137 yards and scored three touchdowns as Resurrection holds off Escambia Academy 21-20 on Friday night.

Watts scored the game-winning touchdown on a 10-yard run in overtime, putting the Eagles up 21-14.

Escambia Academy, the defending 3A champions in Alabama, scored to get within 21-20. Resurrection stopped Escambia Academy on the two-point conversion at the one-yard-line.

“Winning the game was huge because of the atmosphere,” Eagles coach Scott Sisson said. “A lot of our young players grew up tonight. It’ll help us down the road.”