CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Since he took the first snap of his freshman season as Capital's quarterback in 2012, Tyrhee Pratt has become a household name in West Virginia prep football circles.
All his older brother, Cliff Pratt, did Friday night was gain instant-legend status in the Cougars' come-from-behind, 34-31 overtime win over host South Charleston.
The older Pratt found himself wide open in the end zone with no time left on the clock at the end of regulation when he hauled in a 46-yard touchdown pass from his little brother that helped send the game into overtime tied at 31.
It was an ironic turn of events in a wild game. Both Capital (4-0) coach Jon Carpenter and his SC (3-2) counterpart Donnie Mays spoke about the importance of staying locked on receivers in the days leading up to the matchup.
But for a moment Friday night, Cliff Pratt was the most alone person at South Charleston High School, and no one was happier about it than Cliff Pratt.
"I saw the ball going in the air, and I seemed to be open and I looked and the guy fell down," Cliff Pratt said. "It fell into my hands. I looked the ball all the way in and knew I had to catch it."
The receiver fell to the ground as he caught the ball for his only reception.
The score capped a four-play drive that covered 76 yards in 31 seconds without a timeout. Capital got a break on a facemask penalty on James' Richmond's kickoff return after SC had seemingly put the game away with 35 ticks left. Black Eagle senior Marquel Hampton jumped a Tyrhee Pratt pass deep in Capital territory, intercepted it and waltzed into the end zone to set up the unlikely comeback scenario.
Carpenter said his quarterback made the play call, but that it was an either-or situation. The fourth-year coach said the Cougars were either going to run a shallow route or a go route. Tyrhee Pratt chose the go pattern.