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Bowie shocked the state and the nation with a 38-36 victory over nationally-ranked Skyline.

In an upset of Texas-sized proportions, Bowie (Arlington, Texas) stunned Skyline, ranked No. 4 in the Xcellent 25, 38-36.

After leading most of the game, Bowie had to withstand a furious fourth quarter comeback attempt by the heavily-favored Skyline.

Bowie got on the board first to take a 6-0 and looked good for much of the first half.

It led 24-16 at the half and came out firing in the third quarter, as quarterback Tony James hit senior receiver B.J. Ebozue for a touchdown to grow the lead to 31-16.

Bowie scored again before the period ended and led 38-16 at the start of the fourth quarter.

That's when Skyline began to launch its comeback. Quarterback Devante Kincade connected with Lamont Johnson on a 60-yard score and minutes later, sophomore Malik Jemmison returned a block punt for a touchdown to quickly make the score 38-30 with only a few minutes remaining.

With a chance to ice the game for Bowie, James threw an interception to give Skyline one last chance.

That was all Skyline needed, as Kincade converted on a 4th-and-1 and broke loose for a touchdown to bring the score to 38-36.

The two-point conversion attempt to tie the game failed, forcing Skyline to attempt an onside kick. However, Edwin Freeman recovered the ball for Bowie to seal the victory and hand the nation's No. 4 team its first loss of the season.