After an ensuing Scott three-and-out, the Rebels embarked on a 14-play, 64-yard march that spanned the end of the third quarter and stretched midway through the fourth.
The drive climaxed on a fourth-and-8 from the Scott 9-yard line when Waller fired over the middle to Nathan Marshall for a momentum-stealing touchdown and a huge confidence boost for the first-time signal caller.
"What a ballgame -- just a heck of a game," Smith said. "Waller, we moved him in there this week and he did a tremendous job considering he had one week to get ready."
In reality, the Tolsia running game fueled that drive as the Rebels used a shotgun formation with backs on either side of Waller and succeeded by crossing them and running dives and misdirection.
That plan continued after the Tolsia defense forced a Scott punt, giving its offense the ball on its own 23-yard line with the game in the balance.
Brandon Ward, who finished with a game-high 87 yards on 16 carries, ripped off runs of 17 and 14 yards on the first two plays of the drive and Scott could find no answers until Presley's game-winning score.
It was the latest chapter in a season full of painful, late losses for the Skyhawks, who dropped a 40-35 decision at Herbert Hoover in the season opener after leading in the second half. There were also losses to Sissonville and Chapmanville by a combined nine points.
"We're just not hard," Scott coach Shane Griffith said. "That's what happens when you lose so many close games. You've got to be hard in those games and you've got to be mean and you've got to be tough and [Tolsia] wanted it."
Sophomore Jennings Holland added 31 yards on eight carries for Tolsia, all in the second half, and provided a big spark for the offense.
Brown caught a team-high five passes for 68 yards for Scott, and Tyler Scott reeled in four balls for 25 yards.
The Rebels were flagged just once for five yards, and Scott committed eight penalties for 55 yards.
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