MIDLOTHIAN — Mansfield Timberview’s Brandon Garner intercepted a pass in the end zone with 1:59 left in the game as the Wolves escaped with a 12-6 victory against Midlothian on Friday at Midlothian ISD Stadium.
The victory for Timberview (7-2, 4-2 District 7-5A), combined with Duncanville’s loss to South Grand Prairie, clinched a playoff berth for the Wolves. Timberview plays Duncanville in the regular season finale on Friday, but the Wolves now lead by two games.
Midlothian (4-5, 2-4) fell out of playoff contention.
Both teams played between the 25-yard lines in the second half until Midlothian started a 17-play drive at its own 25 with 7:30 left in the game.
The Panthers drove methodically down the field, converting two third downs and one fourth down. But with Midlothian facing a fourth-and-5 from the Timberview 10, Garner jumped in front of a pass in the middle of the end zone to seal the game.
Both teams failed to make their extra point attempts after first-half touchdowns, and Timberview led 12-6 at halftime.
With the score tied 6-6 after a first-quarter Timberview TD and Midlothian’s response late in the second quarter, Timberview quarterback Tevin Muse gave the Wolves the lead.
The drive started at their own 35 with 23 seconds left in the half. A 32-yard pass and a 15-yard scramble by Muse had the Wolves at the Panthers’ 18-yard line with nine seconds to go.
Following an incompletion, Muse found Myron Gailliard, who dove into the end zone as time ran out in the second quarter.
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