That is what Woodland (3-7 Region 7-AAAA) did Friday night, upsetting Sequoyah 42-39 and eliminating the Chiefs (5-5) from playoff contention.
The two teams traded punches all night in a game that saw seven lead changes.
Woodland held a 28-24 lead to start the fourth quarter, but Sequoyah quarterback Ben Rogers executed a successful sneak to convert a fourth-and-one in Chiefs' territory.
Tim Swaney later found the end zone and the seesaw battle continued as Sequoyah regained the lead, 31-28, after the successful extra point.
On the ensuing possession, Woodland's aerial attack -- which nearly matched its rushing counterpart on this night -- struck again as Ashton Shelton found an open Cambrell Turner up the middle for a 69-yard TD pass.
Garrett Livingood's extra point put the Wildcats in front, 35-31, with 6:31 remaining.
The Chiefs went three-and-out on their next possession as Woodland's Steven Waits denied them with a thunderous hit to cause an incomplete pass on third down.
Determined to put the game away, Woodland begin its possession at the 44-yard line after the punt.
Deo Adams' reverse run pushed the ball to the Sequoyah 40 and, a couple of plays later, Turner -- who earlier broke the single season rushing record and would finish with 1,333 yards on the year -- pounded out yardage for a 25-yard gain down to the 2-yard line.
Shelton snuck the ball across the goal line to extend the lead to 42-31 with 1:29 left in the game.
But the Chiefs, still hoping to be playoff-bound, would not go quietly.
Driving the ball down to the Wildcats' 24-yard line following the kickoff, Rogers connected with Brandon Alexander for a Sequoyah TD.
A successful two-point conversion left the score at 42-39, with the Chiefs needing to recover an onside kick for any chance at a victory.
Woodland's Christian Newman made sure that would not happen as he recovered the ball to preserve the Wildcats' three-point victory.
"(I'm) proud of our seniors and the way they led this team," Woodland coach Steve Hamilton said. "They sent our younger guys into the offseason with a winning momentum.
"These kids have really grown up over the course of this season. You hate to see the season end when they have been playing the way they have these last four weeks."
The Wildcats fell behind early when Swaney scored on a 7-yard run -- which was preceded by a personal foul penalty on Woodland -- to give Sequoyah a 6-0 lead after Dino Dorris got his hands up to block a PAT.
The Chiefs then made an aggressive call as they recovered an onside kick to begin their next possession at the Woodland 46-yard line.
Rogers threw a deep, third-down pass to Vini Macedo, only to have the ball fumbled and recovered on a bone-crushing hit by the Wildcats' Trey Thompson.
Woodland took over on its 18 and after a 10-yard run by Austin Chadwick on first down, Turner broke for 32 yards down to the Chiefs' 41-yard line.
Shelton got down to the 22- and 8-yard line on successive runs, setting up Chadwick, who plowed through the goal line behind great blocking from his offensive line to put the Wildcats on the scoreboard.
Shelton's two-point conversion gave Woodland an 8-6 lead with 1:53 left in the first quarter.
Rogers' 33-yard pass to AJ Howard got Sequoyah into Wildcat territory on its following possession, but the Chiefs' QB was later picked off by Woodland's Brandon Thompson, who returned the ball to his team's 19-yard line.
After a first down by Turner, the Wildcats also saw their drive end when Alexander scooped up a fumble for Sequoyah and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown.
A two-point conversion gave the Chiefs a 14-8 lead with 8:48 left in the half.
Sequoyah added a 27-yard field goal with 3:25 in the half.
Woodland stared at fourth down the next time it had the ball as everyone in the stadium, including the Chiefs, expected a punt only to be fooled by a fake punt call by the Wildcats' coaching staff.
With a fresh set of downs, Woodland began to get aerial, as Shelton and R.J. Williams hooked up for a 13-yard gain.
Shelton then hit Trey Thompson to move the ball to Sequoyah's 41 and a late-hit penalty brought the ball to the 26-yard line.
An 8-yard TD run by Shelton made the score 17-14, following a failed conversion.
Offensive fireworks by both teams did not end in the first half, as Shelton and Twan Terrell got the Wildcats down to 2-yard line on a 52-yard reception.
Shelton's QB sneak gave Woodland a 21-17 lead in the third quarter.
The Chiefs responded, with Rogers spotting an open Alexander for a 46-yard TD pass, giving Sequoyah a 24-21 lead with 7:32 in the third quarter.
The Wildcats began their next drive at their own 35, needing more than five minutes to score. Shelton's 14-yard pass to Terrell put the hosts back up, 28-24, with 2:26 remaining in the third quarter.
Shelton finished the game with 203 yards and two TDs on 8-of-9 passing as well as 101 yards and three scores on 20 carries.
The senior QB, who finished the season with 1,243 rushing yards and a school-record 15 rushing TDs, will be missed next year.
"We have to find a way to replace an Ashton Shelton. I am very proud of him and how he has matured as a football player here at Woodland," Hamilton said.
Turner, who had 11 rushing TDs during the season, picked up 110 yards on 15 carries vs. the Chiefs.