Football: Atascocita tops Rowlett in overtime, advances to state quarterfinals

The way Atascocita has won games has varied from week to week, especially in the playoffs, but never had the Eagles been a part of something like they were on Saturday at McLane Stadium.

Overtime was new territory.

Trailing 31-24 following a 21-yard touchdown reception by Atascocita’s Coye Fairman, Rowlett (10-3) facing a fourth down, quarterback Logan Bonner rolled out and hurled it towards the end zone for one last hope.

As the ball came in, Atascocita’s Devin Hafford leaped up, swatted down the pass, sending it to the turf and vaulting the Eagles (12-1) to the Regional Finals.