LAST WEEK: The Tigers fell to Frisco Independence, 45-30, in a Class 5A, Division I area game at Tiger Stadium to end Texas High's season at 7-5.
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: RB Tyrell Miller rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns in place of injured Tracy Cooper, who finished his season with 1,525 yards and 14 TDs on 244 carries. QB Rian Cellers completed 11-of-22 pass for 153 yards to finish his junior season with 112 completions on 167 attempts for 1,468 yards, 15 TDs and five picks. Zane Dodon came in for Cellers late and was 3-of-3 passing for 47 yards and a score. WR Kobe Webster had five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown — giving him 58 grabs for 1,056 yards and 16 TDs — and Caden Miller also had five receptions for 66 yards. PK Oscar Hernandez booted a 22-yard field goal and three PATs.
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: LB Javarous Tyson had eight tackles to lead the Tiger defense, and Devaughante Jack had seven tackles, including one for a loss and a sack. Clayton Smith, Jackson Halter and Jalen Jones contributed six tackles, including five solo stops, apiece, and Halter added 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. Matt Arnold had five tackles, as did Trestin Whitehead, who added two for losses and a sack, and Marquavius Fisher, LaJontae Wrightner and Caleb Arnold had four tackles apiece. Caleb Arnold led the team in interceptions his senior year with five, Wrightner had four and Fisher three.
COACH GERRY STANFORD'S COMMENTS: "I'm proud of this team. Our seniors put us on the map to do some great things in the future. Not a whole lot of people expected to be two rounds deep (in the playoffs), but when kids are determined to do things and set certain goals, and really mean it, they can do anything they want to.
"You've got to have talent, no doubt, but as much as anything at the high school level, you've got to have kids who really care. Our kids really cared; it showed in their attitude and their effort all year long. I'm very proud of this group of young men."