The Atascadero High football team delivered the winning blow with less than two minutes remaining to top St. Joseph and score a 48-43 come-from-behind PAC 7 football road win Friday.
The Greyhounds fell 19-14 at halftime and took a 42-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
St. Joseph scored first in the fourth with about four minutes remaining.
Atascadero fumbled on the kickoff, and St. Joseph capitalized with a field goal, taking a 43-42 lead.
After connecting on a key pass to Logan Sprouse, Greyhounds quarterback Robert Berwick put his team within striking distance of the game winner and then Berwick ran for the 19-yard game-winning touchdown with 1:39 remaining in the game.
St. Joseph made one final push for victory in the final minute, driving to the Atascadero 35-yard line. But the Greyhounds triumphed as the Knights couldn't convert on a fourth-and-one and Atascadero took over with 37 seconds left in the game.
"We exchanged scores multiple times in the fourth quarter," Atascadero coach Vic Cooper said. "We scored on a touchdown run with just over a minute left, and St. Joseph responded with a drive to the 35 yard-line before we stopped them at fourth-and-one with seconds left. It was one of the wildest games I've ever been associated with, and we were able to persevere."
Berwick was 6-of-7 passing for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Sprouse had five catches for 130 yards. Deontae Barnes ran for 63 yards on 12 carries, and Davis Cracknell added 55 yards on five carries.