IONE - The barns are burning in Ione.
Ione and Prescott, Wash., combined for 729 rushing yards Friday, as the Cardinals won a 58-52 overtime thriller.
Ione (3-0) scored a 35-yard touchdown on a 4th-down desperation heave and a two-point conversion to send the game into overtime, when quarterback Nick Christman scored on a 2-yard run to secure the win.
The Cardinals won without top running back and defensive back Kelly Thompson, who was out with a stomach illness.
"I was so proud of the kids for showing that they can come back without our top running back," coach Dale Holland said.
Ione ran the ball a whopping 126 times for 301 yards, while Prescott finished with 111 carries for 428 yards.
After Ione scored the game-tying touchdown with 1:45 left, Prescott turned around and marched inside the Ione 10, before being stopped with one second left.
Prescott came up short again in overtime, when the Ione defense forced Prescott to fumble at the Ione 1-yard line, setting up the Cardinals' game-winning drive.
Ione's Allen Rietmann carried the ball 23 times for 175 yards and caught the tying touchdown on a pass from Christman.