The Wildcatz scored with 7 minutes left, but missed a two-point conversion that would have tied the game.
EPC needed a stop to get the ball back for one more chance at a fifth win and a shot at the playoffs, but Forreston responded with a 7-minute drive to kill the clock, converting a fourth-and-1 along the way to pull out the victory.
Forreston led 16-0 lead with 6:27 left in the second quarter after an Ethan Mulder touchdown run and a 44-yard touchdown pass from Jakob Boomgarden to Bailey Cullor, but Lane Christians answered with a four-yard touchdown pass to Jaxson Dobish.
The teams traded third-quarter scores as Austin Mitchell scored from 41 yards out and Christians hit Carson Clouse for a four-yard score, and found Braydin Preston on the two-point conversion to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 22-14.
The Wildcatz stopped Forreston on the next two Cardinals possessions before Christians hit Preston on an eight-yard pass with 7:01 to play, but Forreston stopped Logan Krell on the conversion attempt.
Christians completed 11 of 15 passes for 71 yards. Krell gained 77 rushing yards on 17 carries.
Oregon 20, Mendota 12: Oregon ended the regular season with a win in Mendota.
Breccan Berns gained 230 rushing yards on 23 carries.
Jacob Milliman put Oregon on the scoreboard by taking the opening kickoff 83 yards for a score. Berns added touchdown runs of seven and 42 yards.
Polo 46, Pawnee 6: Polo finished off the regular season in its first year of 8-man football with a 46-6 win at Pawnee on Oct. 26.
Tucker Mumford scored touchdowns of 55, 66, 34 and 47 yards on his way to 250 rushing yards on eight carries.
Jace Coffey added 71 rushing yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Brady Wolber had a 24-yard touchdown. Alex Davies had 12 carries for 32 yards and a score.
Polo held Pawnee to three first downs and 98 total yards in the game.