Boyd-Buchanan pulled off an end-of-the game comeback victory over Red Bank last week, but could not quite seal the deal two weeks in a row. The Bucs lost 18-15 at McMinn Central on Friday night.
Boyd-Buchanan had the ball near the end zone in the final seconds, but could not get off another play as time expired.
Last week Brogan Baker kicked a winning field goal, but this time the Bucs trailed by three and went for the win.
The Bucs trailed 12-7 after the Chargers scored twice and missed both times going for two on the extra point. Then a scoring pass from Jim Cardwell to Damaris Macon put Boyd on top 13-12 in the fourth quarter. Baker put the extra point kick through, but there was a penalty on the Chargers. The Bucs then went for two points and led 15-12.
However, the Chargers drove down the field, employing a Smokestack I, to regain the lead. Denzel Boyd, who has started at tailback for four years, got the score. He was playing with a cast after suffering a thumb injury last week in a loss to McMinn County.
There were nine plays in the drive, capped off by Boyd's 36-year scamper.
Again, McMinn Central did not convert on the extra point.
Boyd started on its own 48 yard line with time winding down. A Cardwell pass got it to the 29, and another pass moved it to the 11. Boyd was knocking on the door and had a first down near the goal, but did not get another try.