Timpson blanks Linden-Kildare 35-0 in final home game
NOTE: This story, photos originally appeared in the Oct. 31 print edition of The Light and Champion.
The Timpson Bears Faced Linden-Kildare on Friday, Oct. 25, for their last home game of the 2019 season. The weather was brutal that Friday night.
The Bears took the field with the rain beating down on them, the temperatures dropped to the low fifties, these conditions seem to work to the Bears advantage. Timpson came into the game trying to keep their playoff hopes alive.
They came out making a statement. The Bears scored twice in the first quarter, and found the end-zone in every quarter of this game.
The Bears defense turned up the heat Friday night not allowing the Linden-Kildare Tigers to move the score board. Timpson came out with a 35-0 win over Linden Kildare.
Timpson was first to receive the ball. They took full advantage of their first possession. Linden-Kildare defense started out firm.
hutting down the Bears offense in their first three downs. The Bears coaching staff faced a fourth and three situation. They decided to go for the first down, and this gamble paid off big for Timpson. Timpson’s quarterback sophomore Braden Courtney, kept the ball and broke away for a 25 yard run before being forced out of bounds on the Bears 13 yard line.
The next set of downs had Timpson in a third and two situation, the coaches called Courtney’s number again, and he found the end-zone on a quarterback keeper. This put Timpson up by six, and they were just getting started.
The Bears Defense took over, and dominated the Tigers on their first possession. A sack was issued by senior Hunter Sample, and Braden Courtney on the first down. The second Tiger down was incomplete due to an over thrown football by the Tigers quarterback. In a third down situation, Linden-Kildare decided to air out a long pass, however; that pass was broken up by sophomore Mykendrick Roberts.
The Bears held the Tigers to a three and out situation, and forced them to punt the ball. The Bears got the ball back, and fought into their own territory.
A Spectacular running play by junior Trey Davis, had him cutting and spinning into the Bears Red zone to put them into scoring position. With only one minute and four seconds left in the half, Trey Davis leaped into the end zone for a Bears touchdown.
Timpson coaches went for a two point conversion. Braden Courtney carried the ball in for a Timpson 14-0 lead to end the first quarter.
The Bears Defense fought hard in the second quarter. After a series of first downs by Linden-Kildare, Senior Bradley Young was able give the Bears offense a chance to take over again when he came up with the football due to a Tiger fumble.
The Bears took over on their own 30 yard line. Timpson came out with a toss from Courtney to Davis. Davis broke loose and gained twenty five yards on the first down. With the Bears on the fifty yard line, Courtney tossed the ball to Sophomore KT Washington, who ran it for fifty yards for another Timpson Touchdown.
The coaches again decided on the two point conversion. Davis carried the ball, and was pushed into the end zone by the entire Bears offensive line.
This put Timpson on top 22-0 with 3:59 left in the half. The Bears held the Tigers to one set of downs, and took over agin with a turnover on downs. The time ran out on the half, and the bears went into the locker room leading 22-0.
Linden Kildare received the ball to start the second half of the game, but Timpson held them to three and out. After a series of punts by both teams, the Bears gained momentum towards the end zone . With only 2:16 left in the third quarter, KT Washington ran in for another Bears touchdown.
Timpson ended the third quarter leading 28-0.
It would only take the Bears offense one minute and six seconds to score again. Trey Davis used his feet again to score another six points. The point after attempt by Sophomore Noah Depapa was good putting the Bears ahead, 35-0.
This was the final score of the evening, and Timpson shut out Linden Kildare 35-0. Timpson had a bye Nov. 1, and will then travel to Beckville for the final game of district play on Nov. 8.
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