Timpson Bears roll over Frankson, 66-7

Undefeated Bears advance to Area round of playoffs to take on Leon

The Timpson Bears undefeated record was never in jeopardy Thursday night with their 66-7 win over the Frankston Indians.

However, the Bears did have to come from behind when Frankston ran the opening kickoff deep into their territory and scored eight plays later, taking a 7-0 lead in the opening minutes. Those seven points would prove to be Frankston’s only score of the night.

  Timpson’s first reply was swift and sure via a long kickoff return by Trey Davis finished off with a 17-yard touchdown run by Braden Courtney, tying things up at 7-all with 8:17 still on the clock in the first quarter.

Before the period ended, the Bears went ahead when quarterback L.T. Washington connected with Terry Bussey for 78 yards and a second Bears touchdown.

  Second-quarter scoring for Timpson started with a Semaj Kelley reception of 19 yards with 1:14 on the clock backed up by a Logan Depaepe point-after to make it 21-7. The Bears upped the score three more points with a Depaepe field goal following a Frankston fumble giving the Bears a 24-7 halftime lead.

  Timpson padded the score with 28 more points in the third quarter, starting with a 43-yard score when Washington took the snap and handed off to Courtney, who carried it into the end zone. The second TD was set up when Courtney took the snap and ran for 30 yards ending with a two-step move to gain the last few feet. Courtney scampered on a 22-yard run, just clipping the corner of the end zone for another TD.

  As if Frankston’s defense was not already tired of seeing Courtney coming their way, he took the snap again and ran it 39 yards before being carried out of bounds at the Indian’s 10-yard line setting up the third TD.

  The final score of the night was a 43-yard pass from Washington to Kelley that put the ball on the 12 -yard-line where Malachi Blanton took the handoff. Blanton carried it in and the point-after pushed the scoreboard to 66 points to counter Frankston’s opening score of 7.

  Stats recorded Timpson’s total yardage at 450 (163 passing and 287 rushing) against Frankston’s 116 (44 passing and 72 rushing).

Timpson converted five of seven third downs to Frankston’s two of 12. Timpson turned the ball over once while Frankston gave it up three times. Timpson had one fumble to Frankston’s two. Timpson threw no interceptions, and Frankston threw one.

The win extends Timpson’s season to 11-0, advancing them to the area round of UIL playoffs to face Jewett-Leon, who defeated Thorndale 40-34 last Thursday night.

The Bears Area round against Leon is set for a 7 p.m., kickoff, Thursday, Nov. 19, at Palestine Westwood ISD's Panther Stadium.

The Leon Cougars are 8-3 on the season and 4-2 in district play.

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