Big games in Week 3, no games in Week 4

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Timber Creek and Keller pulled off big wins in Week 3, with Central and Fossil Ridge both losing in tight games. All four KISD teams will heal up and study up in Week 4.

All the teams in District 4-5A have a bye this week.

For Timber Creek, the Falcons went to OT to prevail over Carrollton Creekview, 27-24.

Timber Creek held Creekview to a field goal before Amon Lindsey capped the Falcons’ possession with a one-yard TD run.

Anthony Milsap led the Falcons with 174 passing yards and two TDs and added 63 yards rushing.

“We’re a real young team,” said Timber Creek head coach Kevin Golden. “The more experience, the better. The kids grew up a bit more.”

The overtime gave exponentially more experience to the young Falcons (1-2) and helped round out the spectrum of possible scenarios.

“We’ve lost close games and won some close games and others that snowballed on us and got away,” Golden said. “Now we have an OT win experience to add to that all in three games.”

Next up on Sept. 27 for Timber Creek is Haltom (2-1) at the Birdville Fine Arts/Athletic Complex.

•  Keller also picked up a big win over LD Bell, 20-0, in another outstanding defensive performance. The Indians took advantage of four Bell fumbles to make the Blue Raiders’ 336 yards of offense irrelevant. Keller had totaled only 186.

Keller’s Hunter McEachern threw two touchdown passes, with Dalton Mills finding Sione Teuhema for another scoring pass.

Keller head coach Carl Stralow said the week off from play will give “time to fix our problems.”

The week will be well-needed, as the Indians (3-0) will be hosting surging Northwest on Sept. 27.

• Central may well have the toughest loss from last week and the toughest game awaiting the Chargers when they return to action.

Central surrendered a touchdown to Arlington Lamar with just 32 seconds remaining to lose 35-28.

The Chargers (1-2) will now travel to Southlake to take on Carroll.

Jake McClurg threw for two scores and 188 yards while K.T. Smeby rushed for two Central scores against Lamar.

Five of McClurg’s passes were hauled in by Taylor Robinson, including the two TD passes.

• In similar fashion, Fossil Ridge lost to Hebron, 30-23. Hebron scored on a 30-yard TD run with 1:06 remaining to go ahead and seal the game.

“It was a great ball game between two good teams,” Fossil Ridge head coach Tony Baccarini said. “There was a lot of action. I would’ve rather won the game but we learned a lot, like how to start a game.”

Ryan Parker returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a score to start the game for the Panthers (2-1).

“We feel good about going into district,” Baccarini said, with the Panthers hosting Richland on Thursday, Sept. 26. “The main thing is that we came out healthy. Hebron is big and physical so being healthy is key.”

In addition to returning to basics and fundamentals in the off week, Fossil Ridge will focus on academics. “We’ll work our 12-segment practices in the morning and academics in the afternoon,” Baccarini said, noting the end of the initial six-weeks period is approaching.

“Everybody wants the open date here,” Baccarini continued. “It gives two weeks to recover and two weeks to prepare before district. It’s mentally and physically very refreshing.”

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