This time, the Tiger offense didn't die short.
Hastings High capped a second-half comeback with a 21-14 overtime victory against Gering to eke out its first win Friday night at the Lloyd Wilson Field.
Morgan Karloff caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tanner Johnson in overtime, followed by Philip Pedroza's extra point.
Then it was the defense's turn for some heroics.
"We knew the heartbreak with a loss like this a few weeks ago against Alliance. I think our kids didn't want to experience that again," said Tiger coach Erik Emerson.