By Bob Kowalski
Timberview has the stage to itself among Mansfield ISD schools this weekend, playing host to Cleburne in the Wolves’ homecoming game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at Vernon Newsom Stadium, 3700 E. Broad St.
The Wolves carry a two-game winning streak into Friday’s game, coming off an impressive 18-13 road victory against Flower Mound on Oct. 9. The game will be the first District 5-5A Division II matchup of the season for the Wolves, who will be on the home sideline for the first time this season.
The other Mansfield ISD teams all have reached the bye week in their schedules and all begin district play next week.
Cleburne (3-0) also enters the game on a winning streak after knocking off Weatherford last week. The Yellow Jackets built a 34-10 lead midway through the third quarter before withstanding Weatherford’s late rally, holding on for the 48-31 win.
Timberview opened the scoring at Flower Mound on a Deuce Jones touchdown run in the second quarter and built a 12-0 lead at halftime. After Flower Mound scored a pair of touchdowns to take a 13-12 lead in the fourth quarter, Timberview scored a fourth-quarter TD to seal the 18-13 victory. The Wolves’ offense piled up more than 400 yards in the game.
In the season opener against Lake Ridge, Timberview rode a pair of fourth-quarter TDs – including a scintillating 51-yard run by Jones – to score a 28-14 victory. The Wolves’ Week 2 opponent, Red Oak, was forced to cancel their matchup because of pandemic concerns in the Red Oak ISD.
Xavion Walker and Simeon Evans have shared time at quarterback for Timberview.
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