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Bothell pulls out comeback win against Coeur d'Alene at Husky Stadium | Prep football
Any doubts about the young Bothell High School football team were erased Saturday at Husky Stadium. The game, which was a part of the Emerald City Classic, featured Coeur d'Alene, the Idaho state champion from 2010 and 2011.
But the Cougars won the game 44-43 during the final two minutes on the arm of their only returning starter from 2012 - quarterback Ross Bowers.
Bothell started the game fast with an 88-yard touchdown return on the opening kick off by Sam McPherson.
But the Vikings would answer with a 70-yard drive, capped by a one yard touchdown run and two-point conversion to take the 8-7 lead. Coeur d'Alene added to that lead with two more unanswered touchdowns and two-point conversions for the 24-7 advantage.
The Cougars didn't give in, as a Bowers' 17-yard pass found Dayzell Wilson for a touchdown on the next possession. The Vikings extended their lead to 30-14 before halftime.
Bothell's first possession of the second half resulted in a 24-yard touchdown run on the legs of Colton Sather. The two-point conversion brought the Cougars back to within one score of tying the game.
And that score came just minutes later, as Bowers and Wilson hooked up again for a 23-yard touchdown reception. Another two-point conversion tied the game at 30-30.
The Coeur d-Alene offense just kept on chugging along, scoring on its next possession to retake the lead and a second unanswered touchdown extended the lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter to 43-30.
Bowers would lead the Cougars down the field on a drive capped by a one-yard touchdown run on the legs of Damani St. Johns.
The Vikings then received the ball and stalled out on offense giving Bothell the posession on Coeur D'Alene's 40-yard line. Bowers would take advantage with one play. A 40-yard touchdown pass to Sather with less than two minutes remaining gave the Cougars a 44-43 lead.
The Bothell defense would hold off the Vikings to hold on for the comeback victory.