The Timpson Bears are State Champions!

After three straight years of falling one game short of the state championship game, the Bear put together a near-perfect performance to take a convincing win over the Tolar Rattlers.

The Bears used explosive plays to impose their will on the overmatched Rattlers. Texas A&M commit Terry Bussey set two records in the game with the longest TD pass in a 2A championship game (97 yards to Dacorian Johnson), then a short time later, Bussey had a 93-yard TD run, another 2A championship record.

How It Happened

Timpson started the scoring spree midway through the first quarter, capping off an 83-yard drive when Colton Carroll caught a 43-yard strike from Bussey.

Early in the 2nd quarter, the Bears were pinned deep in their own territory, but Bussey threw a short pass to Dacorian Johnson, and the sophomore wide receiver turned on the jets and went 97 yards for the TD. Later in the quarter, Bussey had his record-setting run putting Timpson up 21-0 at the half.

After recovering an onside kick to start the 2nd half, Tolar drove the short field to close the gap to 21-7. The momentum for the Rattlers was shortlived when Amari Bruton returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown.

Later in the third, an interception set up the Bears at the Tolar 6-yard line. Bussey ran it in from there to increase the Timpson lead to 35-7. Later in the quarter, Bussey threw a short pass to Johnson who scampered his way for another receiving touchdown. The Bears led 42-7 at the end of three quarters.

The last score of the night happened early in the 4th quarter when Bruton caught a short pass from Bussey and ran 43 yards for the score.

Unbelievable Stats

  • Timpson averaged almost 14 yards per play
  • Bussey finished with a QB rating of 342.2
  • Bussey accounted for 6 of the 7 touchdowns (2 rushing, 4 passing)
  • Johnson had 6 catches for 187 yards and two TDs, averaging over 30 yards per catch
  • Bussey rushed for 155 yards on 10 carries


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