ARLINGTON — Mansfield Timberview scored 29 unanswered points in the third quarter in a 36-3 rout of Arlington on Friday at Mavericks Stadium.
The win moved the Wolves to 3-0 and ruined Arlington’s homecoming night.
After a scoreless first half, Timberview turned three Colts fumbles into 22 points and added another score to take control of the game. Senior running back Nicholas James got things started with a 13-yard touchdown scamper two plays after the Wolves recovered an Arlington fumble.
Timberview (3-0) then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and marched 46 yards in 10 plays, capped with a 3-yard scoring run by quarterback Tevin Muse. Muse connected with receiver Okuzor Radiance for a 24-yard touchdown on the next possession to give the Wolves a 21-0 lead with 1:41 left in the third quarter.
On the first play of Arlington’s next possession, Timberview defensive tackle Alejandro Anzaldua recovered a fumble and rumbled 19 yards untouched into the end zone. Timberview’s Mason Miller then found Dacion Harris, after a bad snap forced the Wolves to wing it, for the 2-point conversion and a 29-0 lead.
Arlington (1-1) avoided its first shutout in 14 years on a 29-yard field goal by Brendan Conn midway through the fourth quarter. The Colts turned the ball over four times and were held to just 88 yards of total offense.
Miller tacked on a 13-yard scoring run in the final seconds for Timberview.
Wolves safety Brandon Simmons picked off an Arlington pass and returned it 29 yards, and dazzled on a couple of punt returns.
The Wolves finished the first half with minus-2 total yards of offense and eight penalties for 65 yards, yet found themselves tied with Arlington 0-0 at the break. The Colts’ offense was slightly better in the first half with 35 total yards, but failed to score despite starting their final possession at the Wolves’ 7-yard line. Arlington then botched the field goal attempt because of a high snap.
Jarret Johnson, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @JohnsonJarret
Mansfield Timberview QB Tevin Muse had a touchdown run and pass during a 29-point third quarter that saw the Wolves break away following a scoreless first half.
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