FROSTPROOF — There was no happy Hollywood ending for the Frostproof Bulldogs Friday night.

Senior quarterback Josh Jenkins was stopped just inches short of the goal line on a two-point conversion try with 6.4 seconds to play as visiting Wildwood hung on for a 28-27 triumph over the Bulldogs, avenging a loss to Frostproof in the opening round of the Class 1A playoff last fall.

“Have you ever seen 'Friday Night Lights', that last scene? That's exactly what it felt like. It just came up short,” Jenkins said. “Coach said if we were going to do it, it was going to be in my hands.”

Shannon Benton, Frostproof's fifth-year coach, said there was little question about going for the win, or about who would get the ball.

“I think it was the right call," Benton said. "We were inches away. We we're fighting all night, we were down so many guys, you gotta play. Sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn't. That's just the way it is. (Jenkins) is the guy that needs the ball there. In your dreams, you have it going a little differently, but we finished to the last second. That's all you can ask for.”

Frostproof pulled to within a point on a 35-yard pass from Jenkins to Darriel Davis, who broke a couple of tackles near the 10-yard line to put his team in position for a win. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a seven-minute drive capped when Jenkins hit Davis from 11 yards out for a 21-14 lead.

Wildwood took the lead with 56 seconds to play on a 12-yard pass from Nate Mickell to Marcus Nilback.

The teams alternated two touchdowns each in the first two quarters, the last coming with just 27 seconds to go before intermission when Bennie Spry hauled in a 14-yard pass from Jenkins to lift the Bulldogs into a 14-14 tie.

Wildwood opened the scoring on a 4-yard pass from Mikell to Nilblack, and added their second TD on a 7-yard run from T.J. Snowden.

Frostproof got its first points when offensive lineman Roman Mancillas jumped on a loose ball in the endzone after Jenkins fumbled at the 5-yard line after a long run.