WHITE OAK - The No. 8 ranked White Oak Roughnecks rallied from a 12-point deficit, scoring the go-ahead touchdown on Heath Hood's third touchdown pass of the night in a 43-36 win over the Daingerfield Tigers at Roughneck Stadium.

The win keeps White Oak unbeaten on the year at 4-0 heading into a showdown with unbeaten Harmony next week on the road.

Daingerfield drops to 1-3 with the loss.

White Oak got on the board first when Hood capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive with a 2-yard run less than two minutes into the contest, but Daingerfield answered quickly when Reggie Jeter hit Trodarius Lynn on a 60-yard touchdown pass less than a minute later.

Hood hooked up with Jacob Young on an 18-yard scoring strike with 5:51 to play, but Daingerfield capped a wild first quarter with a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown by Kieston Rushing as White Oak held a slim 14-13 lead after one.

A 64-yard interception return by Brandon Cook opened the scoring for White Oak in the second quarter, but Jeter kept from 1-yard out with 45 seconds to play in the period to pull the Tigers to within two points, 21-19, at halftime.

Daingerfield took its first lead of the night 50 seconds into the third quarter on a 63-yard touchdown run by Markevian Grant, and three minutes later Grant raced 69 yards for a touchdown to put the visiting Tigers on top 33-21.

Hood's 1-yard touchdown run with 5:52 left in the third capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive, and four minutes later Hood hit Elijah Trest on an 8-yard TD pass to move the Roughnecks back on top, 36-33.

A 20-yard field goal by Jose Bello tied the game at 36 apiece with 9:13 to play, but White Oak drove 78 yards in five plays and scored on a 42-yard TD strike from Hood to Kason Kienzle with 6:45 to play in what proved to be the game-winner.


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