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Texas High dominates Mount Pleasant, 58-27

by Josh Richert | September 30, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.
Photo by Kevin Sutton Texas High offensive linemen (left to right) Richard Jackson (71), John Jack (72) and Briley Barron (76) prepare for the snap while Joe Miller (25) awaits in the backfield Friday night at Sam Parker Field in Mount Pleasant.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas -- Texas High won its fifth straight game and dominated another District 8-5A, Division II game.

The local Tigers built a 3-score lead and routed Mount Pleasant, 58-27, Friday at Sam Parker Field headed into THS' open week.

Texas High rolled up 493 yards of total offense, and Javari Johnson scored three times on runs of 60, 2 and 21 yards. He finished with 10 rushes for 131 yards.

Tradarian Ball added 17 totes for 102 yards and a score, and Brandon Hall hauled in seven catches for 81 yards and two scores. David Potter connected on 12-of-17 passes for 175 yards and three TDs, his third going to Xavier Dangerfield, who had two grabs for 63 yards.

Defensive back Tim Austin blocked a MP extra point, and Michael Mothershed returned it for a 2-point conversion. Worth McMillen also had a late rushing score.

Kyler Smith had five catches for 114 yards and two TDs to lead Mount Pleasant's offense, which finished with 260 yards. Xavier Hills also had an 82-yard kickoff return for a score.

Texas High scored on all three of its first-quarter drives to build a 21-0 lead over the home team.

THS outgained Mount Pleasant, 233-87, in total yardage before halftime, when the visiting Tigers led 21-6. Texas High had 185 yards of offense in the first quarter while MP had just 1 yard.

Johnson raced 60 yards on the first snap for Texas High just 1:29 into the game, and the sophomore tailback added his second touchdown at the end of a 7-play, 82-yard drive.

Hall capped the third THS campaign with his 16-yard scoring grab on the 10th play with 34 ticks left in the first.

Texas High was driving on its fourth possession and into the red zone, but a lost fumble halted the drive at the MP 20. Fifteen plays later, Smith caught a 3-yard TD from Mason McMinn to give the home team its only points, the score coming with 14 seconds until intermission.

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