Gilbert Williams Field quarterback Jeddediah Fagg stood on his own 25-yard line and launched a pass toward single-covered Jordan Johnson.
Johnson wrestled the ball away from a defender and galloped 75 yards to the end zone. It was just enough offense for the team to cap off a frenetic second half, beating visiting Gilbert Campo Verde 20-12 in the opening round of the Division III playoffs Friday night.
The scoring opened on a 65-yard punt return touchdown from Williams Field running back Sean Schweichler, but the team's offense was anemic from that point until the fourth quarter touchdown, adding two field goals in the mean time.
On the other side, Campo Verde quarterback Luke Pineda gave the opposing defense fits all night, passing and rushing for big chunks of yardage.
Pineda scored both of the team's touchdowns, a 15-yard rush in the first quarter and a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Pineda finished the night with 361 yards of total offense, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Pineda's late touchdown was particularly impressive, as he was almost chased down twice, and flung a 25-yard pass after scrambling around to bring the game within one point.
However, Campo Verde went for the risky two point conversion and lead, but was stonewalled and the lead remained 13-12 for the Williams Field.
From there, Fagg tossed the big play to Johnson, and the game was over when Pineda attempted a deep pass with less than a minute remaining that was intercepted in the end zone.
Williams Field will travel to Peoria Liberty in a Division III quarterfinal matchup next Friday night.