Call them the Cardiac Cats.
On Friday night, Boca Raton pulled off a thrilling last-minute victory, topping Palm Beach Gardens 29-28. Trailing 28-21 with less than three minutes remaining, quarterback Philip Santiago orchestrated an impressive drive that took the Bobcats inside the Gators ten-yard line with less than 40 seconds left.
After converting a fourth down pass, Santiago scored on a quarterback sneak with 33 left. It looked like the game would be heading to overtime, but Boca Raton head coach Eric Davis opted to leave the kicking unit on the bench and went for it all instead with a two-point conversion try. The gamble paid off as Santiago connected with Xavier Morley to give the team a 29-28 victory.
With the win, the Bobcats improved to 2-0 on the season. Boca Raton will have a bye this week.
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