KELLER -- Keller Central survived a frantic finish as the Chargers held on to a 14-7 win over Keller Timber Creek at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Leading 14-7 with 1:32 left in the game, Central (4-2, 2-1 in District 4-5A) took possession at its own 23 and ran three consecutive rushing plays to force Timber Creek (1-5, 1-2) to use up all of its timeouts. On fourth down, the Falcons' TyRece Boone broke through the line and blocked the punt to keep Timber Creek's hopes alive.
The Falcons took over at the Central 12 with 1:05 left to play. On third down, Taylor Jones ran for 7 yards but was stopped short of the touchdown at the 1-yard line. The play gave Timber Creek first-and-goal, but Central held Timber Creek out of the end zone.
The Chargers stuffed a quarterback sneak for no gain on first down. Timber Creek spiked the ball on second down to stop the clock.
Central threw the Falcons for a 7-yard loss on the next play when Ryan Berns and Drew Bolin combined on a sack. Timber Creek's final pass attempt landed out of bounds as time expired.
Central drove for its first TD after it recovered at Timber Creek fumble. The Chargers covered 60 yards in eight plays. Noah Freitas dove in for a 1-yard touchdown with 4:38 to play in the first quarter.
The Chargers grabbed another turnover to stop a Falcons drive early in the second. Taylor Robinson's fumble recovery gave Central possession at its 21.
Jake McClurg broke off a 42-yard run to put Central on the Timber Creek 25, then followed with a 24-yard completion to Cody Burd at the Timber Creek 1. Freitas ran in for a touchdown on the next play to put Central up 14-0.
Mark Russell scored on a 2-yard run for Timber Creek in the third quarter.
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