Watch: Led by Peyton Wing’s late touchdown run, No. 4 Sumner rallies past No. 6 Puyallup in 4A SPSL thriller, 26-21

PUYALLUP – Living in enemy territory for much of the night, fourth-ranked Sumner finally cashed in late to end its run of futility against No. 6 Puyallup.

Reigning 4A SPSL player of the year Peyton Wing rumbled in from 23 yards with the game-winning touchdown with 3:25 to go, and the Spartans beat Puyallup, 26-21, at Sparks Stadium.

The Vikings had a chance to win it, driving to the Spartans’ 22 in the final seconds, but Micah Balzarini’s last-play, fourth-down pass in the face of pressure went out of the reach of everybody in the back of the end zone as time expired.

Puyallup grabbed a 21-17 lead on Balzarini’s 25-yard touchdown strike to Dane Parker with 2:41 remaining in the third quarter.

Wyatt Redding’s 32-yard field goal at the 8:25 mark cut it to 21-20 – and the Spartans forced a quick three-and-out, taking over at the Vikings’ 41-yard line.

Wing’s score capped a six-play drive that took three minutes off the clock – and gave Sumner its final lead, 26-21.

The Vikings had won the past four meetings against Sumner.

Here are highlights from the Sumner-Puyallup game (and featured photo by Vince Miller):

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