SHERMAN — Sherman rolled up 390 rushing yards and still had to withstand a late charge by Texas High to claim a 27-21 win over the Tigers on Friday, dashing Texas High's playoff hopes.

The Bearcats (3-4, 2-1 in District 7-5A Division I) had 446 yards of total offense, led by running back Mike Brown's 235 yards and three TDs. The Tigers (2-6, 0-4) finished with 211 yards but had a chance to go ahead before a fourth-down attempt in Sherman territory with 4:10 remaining was the final offensive snap for Texas High. 

Seth Willis blocked two Sherman punts, returning one 18 yards to paydirt, helping the Tigers take a 14-13 lead into halftime.

Brown had his second TD with 4:54 to play in the third quarter and his final on a 41-yard jaunt following an interception, giving the Bearcats a two-score lead. 

Texas High responded with a 10-play, 62-yard scoring campaign with Coltin Clack bulling in from the 2 with 7:54 remaining.

The ensuing Sherman drive was halted when safety Chris Lyles picked off a play-action pass down the middle of the field with 6:07 to play. Seven plays later the Tigers' fourth-down attempt failed.

Chris Sutton rushed for 96 yards on 19 carries for the Tigers, and Myles Washington had six catches for 81 yards and a 29-yard TD after he split a pair of defenders while making the catch.

Damian McKee added 111 yards rushing for Sherman, and QB Blaise Bentsen had 66 and a TD.

Texas High returns to action Nov. 2 at home against Wylie East.

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