McGehee 55, Earle 48

McGEHEE — Steven King scored five touchdowns, including the game-winner on an 8-yard run with 2:40 remaining here Friday night, to give McGehee’s Owls a 55-48 win in a back-and-forth Class 3A state playoff tilt.

Also scoring for the Owls (10-1) were Roger Blackmon and David Shepherd.

The Owls will host a quarterfinal round game next week.