For one half of football, the Braden River High and Booker High football teams were equals in a slugfest, each giving as good as they got.

With explosive plays galore, the teams went into halftime tied at 21. It appeared that the fireworks would continue in the second half when Booker scored on its first play of the third quarter — an 82-yard pass from senior quarterback Will Carter Jr. to senior Omarion Patterson — and Braden River responded with a long drive capped by a four yard touchdown run by junior running back Trayvon Pinder.