Jackson Presley booted a short field goal in crunch time to lift Cane Bay High School to a homecoming victory on Friday.
Presley’s 22-yard chip shot with 16 seconds left lifted the Cobras past James Island, 27-24, in a Region 7-AAAAA clash.
The narrow victory continued a trend of tight games for the Cobras. They lost to Summerville by three points, edged Ashley Ridge by five points and fended off West Ashley by eight points.
“If we could ever play four quarters of football we’d be pretty good,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “For some reason, we can’t make that happen.”
The Cobras (4-3, 1-1 region) host Stratford High School on Friday.
Stratford (3-3, 1-1 region) is coming off a 15-7 loss to Wando. The Knights knocked off James Island 34-16 on Oct. 4.
“I think the biggest thing we’re looking for is consistency,” Zehr said. “For whatever reason teenagers are strange creatures. We were playing pretty good then lost a few a guys and, all of a sudden, we can’t put two plays together without something crazy happening.”
After Stratford, Cane Bay travels to Wando.
Against James Island, the Cobras’ Alex Mart rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown. Leon Staley and Tyler Gibson contributed 80 and 59 yards respectively.
Makai Francis threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Pruitt.
Defensively, Devon London returned an interception 35 yards for a score.
Presley’s other field goal was 33 yards.