Tanner’s boys soccer team were minutes away from forcing a penalty shootout against Randolph to decide which team advanced to the state soccer tournament.
Tied 2-2 in double overtime, Chase Sanford scored the winner for Randolph with minutes left in the second sudden-death overtime period to end the game and pull out a 3-2 win.
Playing the in the third round of the state playoffs for the first time in school history, Tanner took an early lead against the five-time state champions.
Gabriel Vega opened the scoring for Tanner two minutes into the game before Sanford netted an equalizer for Randolph just before the break.
The game remained tied until a frantic final five minutes, in which Randolph looked like it had won the game from a Jack Harper header off a corner kick with five minutes to play.
Moments later, Tanner’s Rahilo Garcio scored at the other end to force overtime in Saturday’s third-round playoff game.
Three Tanner track athletes earned individual state championships Saturday at the Class 2A meet in Selma.
Desmond Love won the 300-meter hurdles and finished second in the 110m hurdles. Chaddarious Tanner finished second in the 200m dash while Baltazar Rubio was second in the shot put.
For the girls, LaMaurie Jones took gold in the shot put, and Precious Hines placed first in the 100-meter dash. Hines finished third in the 100m and long jump.
Clements long distance runner Mack Van Wagnon finished second in the 3200m run with a new personal record time of 10:06. Athens senior Tate Carden finished 7th in the 800m run while Caroline Matthews finished 7th in the 400m run.