TEXARKANA—Texas High’s playoff hopes took a brutal hit, but it wasn’t only the legs of Mesquite Poteet four-star recruit Seth McGowan that overwhelmed the Tigers Friday at home.

McGowan, who holds 22 FBS offers, rushed 15 times for 130 yards, breaking loose just once in the open field, and scored twice, and quarterback Dalton Dale threw three touchdowns—two on broken plays which he extended by scrambling—en route to a 46-28 victory against Texas High in a District 7-5A, Division I game.

It was the fifth straight win for the Pirates (5-1, 2-0), and fourth loss in a row for the Tigers (2-5, 0-3).

Dale was 8-of-15 for 202 yards and his three scores. He found Tristan Golightly for a 38-yard touchdown let in the first quarter to start a run of 24 straight points by Poteet.

On the next possession, Golightly got free on a 61-yard reception, being wrestled down at the Tiger 1. McGowan plunged in from there for his second touchdown.

The Pirates finished with 386 yards of offense and committed two turnovers in the second half.

Texas High had 296 yards of offense with a first-half turnover.

Coltin Clack connected on 14-of-25 passes for 162 yards and a perfectly-placed toss to Myles Washington for a 32-yard touchdown with 2:52 left in the first quarter. Washington had five catches for 111 yards and the TD, Chris Sutton rushed for 79 yards and Collius Zachery had 58 yards and a touchdown on eight totes.

Following Dale’s third TD—a 13-yard slant to Devon Martin with 8:39 left in the third quarter—Mason Jones took back the ensuing kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown for the Tigers.

Dorian Morris answered with an 80-yard kickoff return for a Poteet touchdown on the next kickoff.

Zachery darted 9 yards for a Texas High TD early in the fourth, and Conner Allen raced 3 yards for another late in the game.

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