High School Football

Timber Creek defense helps seal victory over Byron Nelson with strong fourth quarter

Byron Nelson’s Zachary Johns get yardage in front of Timber Creek’s defense during the first half of a high school football game at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.
Byron Nelson’s Zachary Johns get yardage in front of Timber Creek’s defense during the first half of a high school football game at Northwest ISD Stadium in Justin, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Special to the Star-Telegram

Keller Timber Creek used a strong defensive effort in the final quarter to complement an offense sparked by the duo of Jason Akers and Kaden Bess to take a 41-28 District 5-6A win over Trophy Club Nelson on Thursday night at Northwest ISD Stadium.

In a seesaw battle of two potent offenses, Timber Creek fell behind early in the third quarter after building a 17-14 lead at halftime.

Nelson scored on 3-yard burst by running back Maxwell Modeste to take a 21-17 advantage only to see Timber Creek respond with quarterback Akers running two yards for a score and then hitting wide receiver Jacob Bowersock for an 11-yard TD to go back up 31-21.

Nelson quickly responded behind the passing and running of quarterback Hudson White to narrow Timber Creek’s lead to 31-28 when White hit Tanner Arnold with a touchdown pass of 25 yards. That was the second TD reception for Arnold but the final score for the Falcons.

Timber Creek was able to ice the win with a second field goal from Jose-Carlo Martinez and a 4-yard run by Bess that capped a time-consuming march on the ground that covered 54 yards on 10 plays, using more than 5 minutes.

Defensively, Timber Creek got big plays from Mike Sanjo-Niiki with a fumble recovery and Jeremi Cook with an interception returned 39 yards. Cook also caught a TD pass from Akers in the first half.

Timber Creek is now 2-5 for the season while Nelson drops to 0-7.

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