Darrell Piske Gets First Win at Tyler Lee in Red Raiders’ 23-7 Win Over Texas High [VIDEO]
TYLER -- On the first play of the game, Tyler Lee quarterback Raleigh Poster hit wide receiver Bryce Wilkerson on a 65-yard play-action pass touchdown, and the Red Raiders never looked backed. Lee head coach Darrell Piske got his first win as Red Raiders coach as Tyler Lee defeated the Texas High Tigers, 23-7, at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium on Friday night.
"Any W is good; first, last or whenever," Piske said.
Poster finished 8-of-10 with 123 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. He also scored on a 1-yard plunge at the 6:05 mark in the fourth quarter to make it 16-7 and help put the game away.
"We watched their safeties on film, they were big-time on coming up to protect the run. So we talked about that all week if we executed we could get a touchdown on the first play. He (Poster) threw it, Bryce caught it, and it worked out pretty well," Piske said. "It's just good for the kids. They deserve it. They've been working hard and finally making some plays at the end of the game."
Tyler Lee (1-3) was led by senior running backs Laquintas Wallace and Marcus White. Wallace carried the ball 20 times for 100 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown scamper with 2:19 left in the game. White added 61 yards on 11 carries.
Tyler Lee kicker Lumi Kaba nailed a 48-yard field goal at the 8:30 mark of the second quarter to make it 10-0, finishing off a 13-play drive that took more than seven minutes off the clock.
Texas High (1-2) was led by Treveon Walker, who put together an outstanding overall night with 12 carries for 75 yards. The junior athlete also added eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Tyler Lee's Poster was intercepted in the end zone with 21 seconds remaining in the first half, after compiling a six-play drive. On the very next play, the Tigers' Norton hit Walker for a 49-yard screen pass to the house and a 10-7 deficit going into the half.
Tigers quarterback Clete Norton finished 14-of-30 with 195 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The critical pick coming late in the fourth, down 10-7, starting from their own 10. Tyler Lee free safety Spencer Borah snagged a Norton pass over the middle, and three plays later Lee's Poster ran it in from 1 yard out to go up 16-7.
Texas High would fumble the ensuing kickoff, Lee recovered and Wallace would score from 7 yards out to finish a six-play drive and end the night's scoring at 23-7.
"We got better tonight. We're an extremely young and inexperienced football team," said Texas High head coach Barry Norton. "We have to build on this. Eliminate the mistakes, and we'll get better. Keeping their (Texas High) heads up, that's the whole thing."