With less than two minutes in the game last year, it seemed as if Calexico High was finally going to snap its 20-year losing streak to Central Union High.
But as time was dwindling, Central found a way to steal the victory in a 15-14 come-from-behind win.
Calexico will try to end its losing skid against Central on Friday as the two battle in the fourth annual Willis Ward game in Calexico.
The teams enter the game after opposite performances last week.
Against Brawley Union High on Friday, the Bulldogs were hammered 40-0 and only netted 115 yards of offense.
On the flip side, Central put together one of its best performances of the year in beating Palo Verde 21-7.
"Our players are starting to come along and they're really focused right now. We just have to continue to keep them mentally focused," said Spartan coach Joe Apodaca. "Whenever we play Calexico it's always a competitive game. And we've heard that they're ready to go. So as far as we're concerned we're just going to keep on working and work on execution."