KELLER -- Keller Timber Creek had just enough offense and used an opportunistic defense to knock off Richland 20-6 in a District 4-5A game at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex on Thursday night.
The Falcons (2-5, 2-2) kept their hopes intact for a playoff berth. Richland dropped to 2-5 and 0-4.
Richland led 6-3 at halftime and opened the second half with a 64-yard run by Kentravious Richardson But on fourth-and-goal at the 2, Timber Creek's Zack McClary stopped Richardson for no gain.
That seemed to spark the Falcons, who drove 98 yards in seven plays, scoring on a 9-yard pass from Taylor Jones to Hunter Allbritton.
The big play in the drive was a 47-yard pass from Jones to Allbritton.
Jones completed 11 of 16 passes for 158 yards and two scores. Allbritton caught seven passes for 129 yards and one score.
The other touchdown pass came on a 2-yard pass to Sebastian McMichael as time expired in the third quarter to put Timber Creek up 17-6.
The Falcons added a 25-yard field goal from Benji Martinez on their next drive for the 20-6 lead with 5:08 to go in the game.
Martinez also connected on a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter for the early 3-0 lead.
Richland missed two other scoring opportunities in the second half. It drove to the Timber Creek 38, but was forced to punt.
The Rebels later had first-and-goal at the 10, but were unable to score. They later drove to the 27, but McClary intercepted a pass.
Richland was led by Richardson, who carried 13 times for 93 yards, and quarterback Brandon Maine, who completed 6 passes for 137 yards.
The Rebels' only score came on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Adams to cap a seven-play, 70-yard drive in the second quarter.
We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeated abusers will be banned. NOTE: If you log in using your Twitter account, your comments will be signed using the name on your Twitter profile, NOT your Twitter user name. Read our full comment policy.