MANSFIELD — Tevin Muse showed off his arm strength, displayed his foot speed and continually marched Mansfield Timberview down the field.
The Wolves quarterback accounted for 201 yards of offense and a touchdown to lead Timberview to a season-opening 49-14 victory against Mansfield Summit in a nondistrict game Friday night at Newsom Stadium.
Timberview (1-0) started strong, scoring on all three of its first-half drives on the way to a 21-0 halftime lead. Summit (0-1) drove into Wolves territory on its first two drives but had to punt and, on its next possession, turned it over on downs.
On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Muse completed a 40-yard pass to Edward Paris for a first down at the Summit 40. A few plays later, Muse scampered for 9 yards to get the Wolves inside the 20. Nicholas James capped the 80-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 lead.
James’ second scoring run extended the Timberview lead to 14-0 with 9:57 remaining in the first half. James carried 15 times for 54 yards and three short touchdowns.
On the second scoring drive, Muse was 1-for-1 for 26 yards and carried three times for 17 yards. Muse finished with 130 yards passing and rushed for 71 yards.
Muse’s 32-yard pass to Radiance Okuzor gave the Wolves a first down at the Jaguars’ 15 and set up a 6-yard TD run by Mason Miller late in the second quarter.
The Wolves scored two defensive touchdowns in the second half to blow the game open. Myron Gailliard scooped up a fumble and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown and a 35-0 lead. Paris returned an interception 67 yards for a score on the ensuing Summit drive to make it 42-0.
Summit scored twice late in the fourth quarter. Jerrell Peterson scored on a 1-yard run with 3:45 to go. On the game’s final play, Lane Schwab connected with Johnson Ubani on a 3-yard touchdown pass.
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