TYLER — First-year Tyler Lee coach Darrell Piske wanted to make a statement in his first game on the Red Raiders sideline, but he'll have to wait at least one more week for his first win at Lee.
Senior running back Marcus White was stopped a yard shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt in overtime, sending Sulphur Springs to a thrilling 35-34 victory Saturday night at TMF Rose Stadium.
The failed attempt came after senior running back LaQuintas Wallace's 22-yard touchdown run on the Red Raiders' second play of the extra session.
"We wanted to go for the win," Piske said. "We've got to be able to get three yards behind that big offensive line, so we had already made up our minds that if we scored we were going to go make a statement with it. They made a good play and had a little penetration."
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