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Bonanza ekes by Clark in an overtime thriller

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Members of the Bonanza High School football team, from left, Joshua WIlson, Joey Fox and Kyle Allison pose for a portrait at the Las Vegas Sun’s high school football media day August 2, 2017, at the South Point.

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Bonanza may be out of the playoff chase, but the Bengals intend to close the season strong.

Friday night they started that mission with a bang, edging out Clark 26-20 in an overtime thriller.

Clark took the ball first in overtime but Bonanza defensive back Armani Burns quickly ended its possession with an interception in the end zone.

Bonanza wasted no time when it got the ball, as Josh Wilson ran through five tacklers on his way to a 10-yard touchdown on the first play, sealing the win for the Bengals.

“It was a great game,” Bonanza coach Dion Lee said. “We battled from the beginning to the end, and the fans got their money’s worth.”

Bonanza had the opportunity to win the game in regulation when Wilson scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:20 remaining to tie the game. The potential game-winning extra point was blocked by Aquantay Morris of Clark.

“It’s very important for us to carry this one and win these last two games and end the season with a win,” Lee said. “I’m glad we have the opportunity to finish strong.”

Bonanza finishes up the year by hosting winless Desert Oasis on Thursday.

Jesse Granger can be reached at 702-259-8814 or [email protected]. Follow Jesse on Twitter at twitter.com/JesseGranger_.