On Thursday, Oct. 31, Timber Creek lost a tough matchup to their district rivals, the Central High School Chargers.
The game saw only one score throughout the entire first half: a Central scoop six on a quarterback sneak by Jason Akers. Akers seemed to have been down before the fumble, but the referees called otherwise.
Until the third quarter, neither team’s offense were able to break through. The defensive trend ended when the Chargers drove down the field, and scored a rushing touchdown and point-after-touchdown to make the score 14-0.
The score remained still 14-0 until the final stages of the game.
Desperately needing a touchdown, Creek marched down the field, getting into the red zone for their first true chance of the game. Unfortunately, the promising drive ended in two unsuccessful attempts to the end zone. Jaylen Harris had a wide open catch in the front of the pylon, which only required a good throw from Akers for a certain touchdown. Akers provided the perfect throw, but the ball slipped from Harris’ grasp, leaving the receiver distraught.
Despite this, the Falcons had one more chance to find a touchdown-scoring play. The play chosen was a play action pass. The Chargers swooped in and took the ball 100-yards down the field. This touchdown set the score 21-0 in favor of Central, and put the rest of the game–and Falcon playoff chances–to bed.
While the game had a disappointing result for the Falcon fans and football players, it’s important to remind players and everyone associated with team that they fought well this season. The Falcons had a good year of football. Even having a chance at making the playoffs is something that the Falcons can and should hold their heads up high about.
The Falcons will wrap up the football season in their Senior Night game versus Southlake Carroll on Thursday, Nov. 7. The game will be held at the Keller ISD Stadium. Come out and support the Falcon football squad as they fight to upset the powerhouse Carroll Dragons.