Harbor City- Serra quarterback Khalil Tate rushed for six touchdowns, including a four-yard run up the middle in overtime, to give the Cavaliers a 41-40 victory over Narbonne on Friday.
Narbonne cut the Cavaliers lead, 41-40, in overtime on a Roman Ale six-yard touchdown pass to Cedric Byrd. The Gauchos went for the win but fumbled the snap and the two-point conversion failed.
Tate, an Arizona commit, rushed for 295 yards and added 195 yards passing.
“The whole week, coach told us it would be a close game,” Tate said. “We just have to be better than them and that’s what we did.”
Gauchos quarterback Roman Ale hit wide receicer Devaughn Cooper in stride for a 54-yard touchdown to give Narbonne an early 6-0 lead after a missed extra point. Tate answers with a 51-yard dash to the end zone, for a 7-6 Serra lead.
Tate rushed for 220 yards in the first half, including four touchdowns, to give the Gauchos a 27-19 halftime lead.
Serra Coach Scott Altenberg said Tate refused to come out after battling cramps in the fourth quarter.
“I couldn’t take him out because he wouldn’t let me,” Altenberg said. “He willed himself on one leg. Tonight he was the iceman.”
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