Playoff futility is over for the Western High football team.
The Wildcats, aided by four turnovers, stunned Deerfield Beach 20-17 in a Class 8A regional quarterfinal game on Friday.
A Harrison Story touchdown pass to Jordan Smith late in the fourth quarter proved to be the decisive punch to the gut against the Bucks.
The playoff victory was the first for Western (9-2), who had lost six previous games coming in. The Wildcats will play at Palm Beach Central in a regional semifinal next Friday.
© Humberto José Ramírez
© Humberto José Ramírez Urdaneta