[By Josh Richert, Special to ETSN.fm]

TEXARKANA — Junior quarterback Cade Pearson threw four touchdowns, and Texas High reached its highest point total since 2011 in a 55-21 rout of Sulphur Springs on Friday at Tiger Stadium at Grim Park.

Pearson was 11 of 21 passing for 193 yards, Jakardi Witcher rushed 13 times for 118 yards and a score and caught one of the Pearson TDs, Deshun Villa added a TD run, and Tashun Richardson returned a fumble for a score as the Tigers (3-1, 1-0) scored twice in each quarter.

J.T. Morgan also threw a late touchdown to Tevailance Hunt for the final points.

Tanner Ramirez tossed a pair of scores for Sulphur Springs (0-4, 0-1), one to Ryan Humphries, who also threw a TD pass.

The Tigers held a 20-point lead at halftime.

Tashun Richardson returned a fumble 7 yards for a score on a bad snap on a Sulphur Springs punt to give Texas High a 13-0 lead after Pearson had tossed a 27-yard TD to Quan Hampton 2:36 into the game.

After Ramirez’s 12-yard TD pass to Scott Galarza, Jakardi Witcher scored from the 3 two minutes later, and Pearson threw a 19-yareder to Jaylen Rhone after the Tigers blocked a punt to set up a short field.

Pearson connected with Jacoby Block for a 44-yard strike and then Witcher for 42 yards on a busted play, the consecutive pass attempts going for touchdowns and making it 41-7 entering the fourth quarter.

Texas High 55, Sulphur Springs 21

At Tiger Stadium at Grim Park, Texarkana

Sulphur Springs     0     7      0    14 — 21
Texas High           13   14    14    14 — 55
First Quarter
TH--Quan Hampton 27 pass from Cade Pearson (kick failed), 9:24.
TH--Tashun Richardson 7 fumble return (Ethan Montez kick), 3:57.
Second Quarter
SS--Scott Galarza 12 pass from Tanner Ramirez (Julio Robles kick), 7:44.
TH--Jakardi Witcher 3 run (Montez kick), 5:45.
TH--Jaylen Rhone 19 pass from Pearson (Montez kick), 3:02.
Third Quarter
TH--Jacoby Block 44 pass from Pearson (Montez kick), 5:36.
TH--Witcher 42 pass from Pearson (Montez kick), 1:22.
Fourth Quarter
SS--Simeon Taylor 19 pass from Ryan Humphries (Robles kick), 11:28.
TH--Deshun Villa 7 run (Montez kick), 11:03.
SS--Humphries 2 pass from Ramirez (Robles kick), 6:29.
TH--Tevailance Hunt 18 pass from J.T. Morgan (Montez kick), 3:51.

                                  SS               TH
First Downs                23                16
Rushes-Yards             42-90           24-185
Passing Yards            185               238
Comp.-Att.-Int.           25-42-0        13-24-1
Fumbles-Lost             1-1                1-0
Penalties-Yards          5-55              11-109
Punts-Avg.                 7-29.9           3-34.0


RUSHING--Sulphur Springs, Jaylon Hawkins 14-65, Galarza 15-46, Jaxon Reneau 5-14, Humphries 5-13, Ramirez 2-(minus 11), team 1-(minus 37). Texas High, Witcher 13-118, Pearson 3-67, Villa 3-9, Deuntae Mack 1-5, Addonis Fort 3-(minus 5), Team 1-(minus 9).
PASSING--Sulphur Springs, Ramirez 18-32-0--137, Humphries 7-10-0--48. Texas High, Pearson 11-21-1--193, Morgan 2-3-0--45.
RECEIVING--Sulphur Springs, Humphries 4-34, D.J. Hall 4-37, Taylor 7-60, Bubba Hall 6-45, Galarza 2-11, Easton Silman 1-4. Texas High, Hampton 5-63, Block 2-48, Witcher 2-49, Hunt 2-45, Rhone 1-19, Kip Williams 1-14.