In East Union's freshly-renovated Dino Cunial Stadium, a heart-pounding showdown between the EU Lancers and Sierra Timberwolves was decided in the last two seconds. Although the Lancers initially secured an early advantage, the Timberwolves took the lead halfway into the second quarter and held onto it throughout the game. After missing the mark on all but one extra point attempt, the Lancers trailed the Timberwolves 31-34.
As the clock wound down, East Union's Jackson Fay returned a punt with an exhilarating 49-yard run that brought the crowd to their feet. With two seconds on the clock, Sierra capitalized on a bad snap by the Lancers and recovered the fumble to put an end to East Union's Homecoming hopes.
Samantha Schmidt is a freelance photographer and reporter with FrontRowPreps.com. Her work has also been featured in the Turlock Journal and other Central Valley publications.