Texas High falls in overtime, 28-21

Photo by Kevin Sutton
Texas High running back Javari Johnson, who rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, scored one of his TDs against Terrell Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers lost the bi-district playoff 28-21 in overtime.
Photo by Kevin Sutton Texas High running back Javari Johnson, who rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, scored one of his TDs against Terrell Friday night at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers lost the bi-district playoff 28-21 in overtime.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Texas High's streak of area-round appearances ended at three years in a row after the Tigers lost their playoff opener in overtime.

Texas High led by a touchdown three different times against Terrell Friday during a Class 5A, Division II bi-district game at Tiger Stadium in Grim Park, but THS never could pull away from the visiting Tigers.

Terrell pulled off the upset in overtime with a touchdown and THS' fourth-down pass attempt falling to the turf incomplete, giving Terrell a 28-21 victory.

Terrell (6-5) advances to the area round to play Everman (9-2). Texas High's season ends at 8-3.

Texas High finished with 332 yards of total offense, Terrell had 346 yards.

Javari Johnson had 28 rushes for 186 yards for THS and scored twice, Tradarian Ball added 22 carries for 86 yards ad a TD, and Xavier Dangerfield caught four balls for 62 yards. David Potter completed 7-of-14 passes for 101 yards, with T.J. Gray catching three for 39 yards.

Terry Davis rushed 10 times for 129 yards and two TDs for Terrell, and Chase Bingmon had 27 carries for 127 yards and a 7-yard score in overtime to decide the game.

Davis tied the score at 14-all as he raced 67 yards on the first snap of the second half for Terrell.

The teams exchanged six straight punts, playing field position, until Francisco Perez pinned Terrell inside its 5 on a 43-yard punt that rolled dead at the 3. Texas High forced a 3-and-out and took over at the 29.

Ball was in the end zone, dragging defenders with him, on a 7-yard rush on the sixth play and 6:25 left to play.

It took four plays -- including a 55-yard bomb to Ja'Keidric Harris -- for Terrell to knot the score again, this time on Davis' 16-yard run.

Johnson scored twice in the first half for the home Tigers, who rolled up 248 yards of total offense but held just a 14-7 lead at intermission.

Texas High marched 73 yards on 12 plays with Johnson punching the ball in from the 1 with 7:26 left in the first quarter.

Terrell answered with an 8-play, 75-yard scoring drive, with Tallen Kennedy snagging an 8-yard TD reception from London Henderson with 4:23 left in the first.

THS regained its lead when Johnson capped a 13-play campaign with his 16-yard jaunt just 1:05 into the second quarter. That possession covered 77 yards to give Texas High a 14-7 lead.

Texas High's defense forced a 3-and-out, and the home team took over at the 50-yard line. Seven plays later, THS lost a fumble to give Terrell the ball at its own 30.

The visitors drive inside the Texas 30 but the drive ended on a failed fourth-down conversion.

Texas High chewed up most of the rest of the clock on eight plays, punting the ball away with 38 ticks left before heading into the locker room with its 7-point advantage.

Upcoming Events