KELLER — Keller shook off a sluggish first half to pull away from Keller Timber Creek for a 31-13 victory.
The Indians’ Dalton Mills led all rushers with 156 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Cameron Johnson scored two receiving touchdowns and grabbed five receptions for 111 yards.
Keller moved the ball to the Timber Creek 14-yard line on its opening series but came away empty after the Falcons’ Ian Masikini recovered a fumble to end the drive.
The Indians (5-4, 2-4 District 4-5A) stalled on a 16-play drive at the Timber Creek 14, but Christian Perkins made a 31-yard field goal for a 3-0 Keller lead in the second quarter.
Timber Creek’s offense didn’t gain a first down until late in the second quarter, but the Falcons led 7-3 at halftime.
The score came after Deshawn Diggs fumbled after a catch inside Keller territory. Keller recovered but lost possession in a scramble. Diggs recovered at the Keller 7. Timber Creek’s Amon Lindsay ran for a touchdown on the next play.
The Indians started at their own 33 to begin the third quarter and covered the distance in three plays. Mills capped a three-play drive with a 39-yard TD run to open the second half.
Keller stopped a fake punt by Timber Creek, and Hunter McEachern took a pitch from Mills on a flea-flicker and found Cameron Johnson for a 53-yard TD pass at 9:15 in the third quarter.
The Falcons’ Anthony Millsap scored on a 1-yard run on the final play of the third quarter.
Timber Creek (2-7, 1-5) trailed 24-13 after the blocked extra point.
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