Thunderbirds battle to the end in 54-48 overtime loss

Jennifer Stultz
Pratt Tribune
Pratt Skyline's Jesus Casas (#14) strains for the goal line and puts the Thunderbirds up in the second quarter of the play-off game Friday with Goessel. The Goessel Bluebirds won in double overtime, 54-48, ending a well-playerd Skyline season.

It was a back-and-forth battle throughout regulation and two overtimes that ended with a disappointing loss for the Skyline High School Thunderbird football team Friday, 54-48, in the opponent Goessel's favor.

Both teams brought their best to the play-off game in Pratt, each finding success on offense and defensive plays that keep scoring tight and adrenaline levels high.

In the end, Goessel was able to score on their final possesion in the second overtime but Skyline could not convert and was stopped just short of the goal line on a Jesus Casas carry that is usally money for the T-birds.

Coach comments and in-depth stats coming in next week's Pratt Tribune, due out Wednesday, November 11