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story.lead_photo.caption Texas High senior running back Tracy Cooper avoids the tackle by a McKinney North defender during an early play Friday at Tiger Park at Grim Stadium. (Photo by Melanie Allen)

TEXARKANA, Texas — Texas High made a run at McKinney North's halftime lead but ran out of time.

The Tigers bounced back from a 34-point deficit with three consecutive touchdowns in the third quarter before losing their homecoming game to the Bulldogs, 62-41, Friday at Tiger Stadium in Grim Park.

THS (3-3, 0-2) finished with 468 yards of total offense, sophomore QB Brayson McHenry throwing for 344 yards and four touchdowns. Kobe Webster scored three times, including catching three balls for 125 yards and two TDs, Clayton Smith had two scoring receptions, and Tracy Cooper rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown.

The Bulldogs (5-1, 2-0) finished with 503 yards of total offense, just 135 coming after intermission.

"We just ran out of time," Tiger head coach Gerry Stanford said. "The first half was a culmination of us not doing a very good job, Monday through Thursday; we didn't have a good week of practice and had some distractions along with that. There was some realization that when you don't practice really well, you don't play very well.

"The second half was a reminder that we can play."

Jayden Smith ran for two North scores in the second half, after Dillon Markiewicz threw for six TDs, all in the first half. Markiewicz finished 20-of-24 passing for 378 yards.

Brandon Frazier had nine grabs for 190 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and J.J. Henry hauled in six balls for 129 yards and three scores.

McHenry was 15-of-25 passing for four scores and one interception. He threw a 2-yard TD to Smith on fourth down and also connected for a 52-yard score to Smith on another fourth-down attempt.

McHenry tossed two to Webster, including a 60-yarder midway through the third quarter.

After the team's played the first quarter on near even terms, the Bulldogs broke open the game with a 34-7 second.

"I'm really proud of the kids and their resilience, the way they responded and fought," Stanford said. "The kids made some great adjustments, on both sides, on the things we were trying to do in the first half. They responded to adversity, showed they wanted to play and wanted to win. We need to continue to get better; we've got a quick turn around for a Thursday (game) this week."

Markiewicz threw four of his six first-half touchdowns in the second quarter, with three of those going to Henry.

Frazier hauled in scores of 12 and 21 yards in the first quarter, sandwiched around a 46-yard strike from McHenry to Webster with 6:18 left in the first.

Henry caught his first touchdown 59 seconds into the second quarter to make it 21-7 Bulldogs.

The next North possession ended when the Tiger defense strip-sacked Markiewicz, and Smith recovered at the Bulldog 43.

Webster covered that distance on an end around, rumbling down the left sideline for the score with 7:46 left before intermission.

The Bulldogs scored four unanswered touchdowns to finish off the half and take a 48-14 lead into the locker rooms.

Along with Henry and Markiewicz connecting on scores of 36 and 47 yards, the North QB also tossed a 12-yard TD to Sean Monsour after a muffed kickoff. That came after Manny Fincher's 6-yard TD run with 4:41 left in the second.

The Bulldogs had 368 yards of total offense in the first half, and the Tigers had 212.

Prior to the teams taking the field, Skyler Black was crowned Homecoming Queen for Texas High.

The Tigers visit Mesquite Poteet next Thursday at Memorial Stadium.

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