The Texas High Tigers did their part to make the football playoffs with a huge win on Senior Night over West Mesquite.
The Tigers roared from the beginning at won easily 41-14. Tracy Cooper ran wild over the Wranglers rushing for four touchdowns and almost 200 yards. Quarterback Rian Cellers threw for almost two hundred yards and a couple of touchdowns. It was the third straight victory for Texas High since Cellers returned as quarterback.
Texas High’s defense smothered the talented but mistake prone Wranglers all night long.
Despite the big win, the Tigers had to wait anxiously after the game to see if they would still make the playoffs. Sherman was in the process of upsetting John Tyler at home. The question became how big their win would be. Texas High needed Sherman to either lose or win by 10 points or less. Fortunately the margin of victory was only 5 points at 32-27.
So Texas High is headed to playoffs for the first time under Coach Gerry Stanford who was believed in his group all year long. Stanford is a coach who really cares for his kids and it shows both on and off the field.
Congratulations to Coach Stanford and his crew that are playoff bound. Texas High will travel to Lufkin to take on the Panthers next Friday night in round one of the playoffs.
Look for a story on the match-up next week.