After the teams ended regulation knotted up at 28-all, the Knights had the first possession in overtime starting at the Eagles' 15-yard line.
St. Francis would punch it in on a 4-yard run by quarterback Joey Roche. The extra point was no good, giving North Cobb Christian a big opportunity to end the game.
It didn't work out that way.
The Eagles took the ball at the 15, and quarterback Alex Ho-on wasted no time, scampering in from 10-yards out on the second play to tie the score at 34, but just like the Knights, the Eagles came up empty on the extra point. Trevor Hourigan pushed the kick just left of the upright and set up a second overtime.
North Cobb Christian was on offense first but had to settle for a field goal giving them the lead 37-34.
The Eagles forced St. Francis to go for it on fourth-and-2 from just inside the 10, but a facemask penalty gave the Knights a first down at the 4 and set up Roche's game winner.
The Knights got their first night victory at home, as the school just completed the installation of its lights on Thursday.
North Cobb Christian falls to 1-4 on the season with its fourth-straight loss.
The Eagles kept senior Corey Harris sidelined again this week. Coach Harry Miles said they wanted to be careful with the all-purpose back, who suffered a concussion against Fellowship Christian two weeks ago. Miles added that the Eagles would start freshman Reggie Pruitt, who'd been sidelined with a broken hand.
Miles said Pruitt has a similar skill set to Harris.
"He's like a little Corey Harris," Miles said before the game.
Miles proved prophetic, as Pruitt had a breakthrough performance, scoring four touchdowns, three receiving and one on an 89-yard kickoff return for a total of 237 yards for the Eagles. The biggest play of Pruitt's young career came when the Eagles needed it most, catching a 20-yard Ho-on pass in the back of the end zone with one minute in regulation to tie the game.
North Cobb Christian needed someone to step up in Harris' absence, as the senior hung four touchdowns on St. Francis last time the two teams met, a 46-35 win for the Eagles.
"Man, seeing him come out and performing the way he did - fulfilling the expectations the way he did - you just can't take anything away from the way he played (Friday)," Miles said.