Dominique Hollie’s Touchdown In Final Seconds Propels Whitehouse Past Texas High, 38-35
[By Josh Richert, Special to ETSN.fm]
TEXARKANA—Dominique Hollie capped a nine-play, 39-yard drive with his 1-yard bullrush to lift Whitehouse to a 38-35 victory over Texas High on Friday night at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park.
The senior tailback finished with just six carries for 19 yards, but his short burst up the middle regained the lead Whitehouse held from the final minute of a frenetic first quarter until the 8:16 mark of the fourth quarter. Jackson Allen tossed the ball all over the yard, connecting on 27 of 49 passes for 378 yards — 275 in the first half — and three touchdowns.
Senior Vincent Dunning turned in a workhorse effort for Whitehouse, rushing 29 times for 150 yards and a TD. Trent Williams caught 11 balls for 114 yards, Drew Smith had eight grabs for 124 yards, and Eric Munoz hauled in two balls for 69 yards. Williams caught the first of three first-quarter touchdowns, and Smith had scoring grabs in the first and second periods.
The teams traded four turnovers, Texarkana’s Jerry Wrightner returning his interception 29 yards for a score to cut into the Wildcats’ 10-point advantage just before the half.
Jarion Anderson caught a 9-yard strike from Cade Pearson for the Tigers (0-1), and Javon Thomas, who saw limited duty in the second half after being hobbled, rushed for three first-quarter TDs and finished the game with 136 yards on 15 carries.
The teams combined for 45 points in the first quarter, Whitehouse taking a 24-21 lead and scoring 21 straight points before Wrightner’s pick-six.
Colby Crim booted a 32-yard field goal amid the first-period scoring barrage for the Wildcats, and Texas High missed a pair of field goals in the nip-and-tuck battle.
Whitehouse 38, Texas High 35
At Tiger Stadium at Grim Park, Texarkana
Whitehouse 24 7 0 7 — 38
Texas High 21 7 0 7 — 35
TH-Javon Thomas 26 run (Mantas Urniezius kick), 10:18.
WH-Trent Williams 22 pass from Jackson Allen (Colby Crim kick), 8:29.
TH-Thomas 47 run (Urniezius kick), 7:28.
WH-Crim 32 FG.
TH-Thomas 2 run (Urniezius kick), 4:11.
WH-Vincent Dunning 4 run (Crim kick), 1:50.
WH-Drew Smith 32 pass from Allen (Crim kick), 0:46.
WH-D. Smith 27 pass from Allen (Crim kick), 2:22.
TH-Jerry Wrightner 29 interception return (Urniezius kick), 2:22.
TH-Jaron Anderson 9 pass from Cade Pearson (Urniezius kick), 8:16.
WH-Dominique Hollie 1 run (Crim kick), 0:30.
First Downs 25 16
Total Yards 543 377
Rushes-Yards 42-165 39-279
Passing Yards 378 98
Comp.-Att.-Int. 27-49-1 5-17-1
Punts-Avg. 1-15.0 4-30.3
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 4-3
Penalties-Yards 14-120 5-47
RUSHING—Whitehouse, Dunning 29-150, Hollie 6-19, Shemar Smith 1-10, Jackson Allen 1-(mius 3), team 1-(minus 11). Texas High, Thomas 15-136, Demondre Cooper 14-87, Anderson 3-39, Cornelius Zachery 3-7, Pearson 2-4, Jacorien Walker 2-6.
PASSING—Whitehouse, Allen 27-49-1-378. Texas High, Pearson 5-17-1-98.
RECEIVING—Whitehouse, T. Williams 11-114, D. Smith 8-124, Dunning 3-30, Eric Munoz 2-69, S. Smith 2-37. Texas High, Anderson 2-17, Dale Williamson 1-40, J’Kardi Witcher 1-28, Jaylen Rhone 1-13.