LEONARD — Nico Franke’s 32-yard field goal with four seconds remaining gave the S&S Rams their first undefeated season in school history and outright possession of the District 7-2A (II) championship with a 19-16 victory against Leonard on Friday night.

LEONARD — Nico Franke’s 32-yard field goal with four seconds remaining gave the S&S Rams their first undefeated season in school history and outright possession of the District 7-2A (II) championship with a 19-16 victory against Leonard on Friday night.


The Rams (10-0, 5-0) came into the contest with no worse than a share of its first district crown but kept Leonard (7-3, 3-2) and Gunter from sharing it with S&S after putting together a fourth-quarter comeback.


Leonard finished third in the standings and will play Edgewood in the Class 2A Division II Region II bi-district round later this week while S&S opens the playoffs against Alba-Golden.


Willie Winborne had 138 yards on 32 carries and scored both touchdowns for the Rams, including the one that — followed by a Trenton Nolan two-point conversion — tied the game at 16 with 7:31 left in the game.


Solomon Titus picked up 117 on 21 carries and gave Leonard a 16-8 halftime lead with a 65-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.


In the first quarter Leonard recovered an S&S fumble near midfield and Ryan Nixon connected with Mason Sargent on a 25-yard touchdown pass on the ensuing drive with 3:54 left in the first quarter.


Garrett Wismer caught the two-point conversion pass to give the Tigers an 8-0 lead.


Blake Kohloff intercepted Justin Bennett at the Leonard 34 to set up the Rams’ first scoring drive. Six plays later Winborne had an eight-yard touchdown run and Nolan ran in the conversion to tie the game at eight-all with 2:20 remaining in the half.


Titus returned the kickoff for a touchdown and Nixon ran in the conversion to give Leonard a 16-8 lead at intermission.


The third quarter was scoreless when S&S had a touchdown pass called back due to a holding penalty and another Rams drive was stopped at the Leonard nine-yard line.


A minute into the fourth quarter the Rams returned a punt to the Tigers 41-yard line. Several plays later Winborne plunged in from one yard out and Nolan had the two-point conversion, which tied the score and set up Franke’s dramatic kick in the closing seconds.