The margin for error was so small it only piqued the anxiety, but New Philadelphia didn't mind, dispatching Kenston 31-28 in Ohio high school football action on November 8.
The Quakers drew first blood by forging a 10-6 margin over the Bombers after the first quarter.
New Philadelphia's offense darted to a 24-21 lead over Kenston at the intermission.
The game was decided by the final quarter, which was a draw on the scoreboard at 7-7.
Both teams were scoreless in the third quarter.
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