On Friday October 8th, Timber Creek was defeated by Byron Nelson high school by a final score of 28 to 49. This was Timber Creek’s first loss in district, and comes after a win against Fossil Ridge in their previous game. This evens out their district record at 1 win and 1 loss.

Neither team could start off strong, with a scoreless first quarter for both teams. The second quarter; however, was an offensive shootout. Shortly into the second quarter, Timber Creek would score from a run from Alec Souimaniphanh. Byron would respond with two passing touchdowns, each within the span of 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The two teams would spend the rest of the first half playing a game of “cat and mouse”, with the score at halftime being Timber Creek 21, and Byron Nelson 28.

This game looked promising for the Falcons, who are known for their second half performances. The second half started off promising for the Falcons. Byron would score first; however, Jacob Porter’s touchdown run would pull the Falcons back within one possession.

That would be it scoring-wise for the Falcons’ offense, as they would proceed to go scoreless for the rest of the game. Byron would add on two more touchdowns, and the game would come to an end.

Fans of the Falcons may be disappointed by the loss; however, the scoreboard fails to encapsulate the bright parts of this team that shined through tonight. Amari Hill had two interceptions, both from great plays on the ball. Alec Souimaniphanh had a stellar showing, with 24 carries for 150+ yards, and two touchdowns. As per usual, the offensive line held the trenches down. Not to be forgotten are the performances from Reagan Wade, Caden Curlee, Shaden Berry, Skylar Valdez, and Sam Thorton. Their blocks set up the offense on numerous occasions! Kyle Zalick had a phenomenal read on the ball to start the second half, which put the Bobcats in a 4th & goal situation.

Lastly, what good would a review of the game be if the deadly trio of Johnson, Porter, and Allbritton weren’t mentioned? Albeit points were hard to come by at the end, the three of them combined for a plethora of highlight reel plays.

Although points were hard to come by in the second half, this team showed promising talent on both sides of the ball. This game should hopefully serve to strengthen the Falcons, who will hit the ground running on next Monday’s practice.

The Falcons have a tough game next week when they take on Keller High School on Friday, October 15th. The game takes place at Keller ISD athletic complex, and kickoff is at 7pm. Timber Creek is the away team, and the fans of the Falcons will be on the visitors side.

View photos from the Varsity Football Game against Byron Nelson High School on Oct. 8, 2021. All photos available for purchase here.

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