Texas High Rallies to Take Down Marshall, 36-18, in District 16-5A Opener
MARSHALL -- Texas High remained unbeaten in the 2016 season, rallying from an early 18-point deficit to beat Marshall, 36-18, in the District 16-5A opener on Friday night.
The Tigers (5-0, 1-0) scored 36 unanswered points over the last three quarters after Marshall (1-4, 0-1) took an 18-0 lead after the first quarter.
Texas High quarterback Cade Pearson threw for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 8-of-17 passing, while Markese Martin ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Devuntay Walker tacked on a touchdown on the ground as well.
Cameron Haller ran for 130 yards and a touchdown to lead Marshall, which also got 110 yards and a touchdown passing from quarterback Hunter Herrington.
Walker's 39-yard touchdown with 8:21 left in the third quarter gave Texas High its first lead at 22-18, and the Tigers wouldn't give up the lead.
Martin put Texas High on the board with a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and later added a 2-yard score in the third quarter to give the Tigers a 29-18 lead.
Texas High got within three in the second quarter on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Pearson to Quan Hampton and a two-point conversion from Martin, making the score 18-15 Marshall going into halftime.
The Tigers closed out their scoring on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Pearson to Tevailance Hunt.