MANSFIELD -- Perhaps Mansfield Timberview shouldn't hang its head too long after being throttled 61-7 by DeSoto on Friday night at R.L. Anderson Stadium.
After all, the Eagles have routed every team put in its path this season by an average of 27 points. After Friday's win coupled with Mansfield's 49-35 victory over Midlothian, DeSoto (6-0, 3-0) found itself alone atop formidable District 7-5A.
"I think it's real important, we're trying to get a good seed for the playoffs and get that district title," DeSoto quarterback Desmon White said. "We're going in the right direction. We're humble, disciplined and trying to get that ring."
White threw for 256 yards and a pair of scores and added another 97 yards on the ground. Oregon-bound running back Dontre Wilson rushed for 124 yards and four touchdowns in a game that was decided up front.
"We controlled the line of scrimmage from the get-go, we really did and I was excited about that," DeSoto coach Claude Mathis said. "I saw some good things from the offensive line. We knew if we controlled both lines of scrimmage that we would be able to score some points tonight and get those guys off the field."
DeSoto moved up and down the field, outgaining Timberview 562-258 en route to 36 first downs.
The Wolves (3-3, 2-1) cut the lead to 13-7 in the first quarter on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Avery Gilbert to Khalid Conner (two catches,114 yards), but the Eagles scored the final 48 points.
Timberview didn't do itself any favors by fumbling five times and tossing a interception, but it had constant pressure in the backfield from a aggressive DeSoto defense led by junior outside linebacker Howard Wilson.
"First of all I recovered those fumbles because all my teammates were doing their jobs," said Wilson, who recovered two fumbles and recorded a sack. "When the defensive line does their jobs it's going to be easy for the rest of us to do ours."
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