Hastings High's offense came alive late in the game. But it died just one yard short in a 6-2 loss to Alliance Friday night.
Trailing 6-0, the Tigers' resurrection came by way of a 91-yard final drive, putting HHS in shape to tie the game and even maybe win it with an extra-point kick.
But they fumbled the snap on fourth-and-goal at the one-yard line with 1:12 left, ending that excitement at Hastings College's Lloyd Wilson field.
Hastings did get a last-chance hail-mary pass from midfield after Alliance took a safety instead of punting from its own five yard line with six seconds left. Tiger quarterback Tanner Johnson's heave was broken up near the Bulldog goal line as time expired.
"That's been kind of the story of our offense. It has been one step forward, two steps back. I think we'll learn from it. We're going stay positive and we'll be fine," said HHS coach Erik Emerson, whose Tigers fell to 0-3.