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Bears first scrimmage proves productive

By Ronny Samford
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Last Friday the Timpson Bears varsity football team struggled during their scrimmage with the visiting Groveton Indians.

The Bears first possession, during controlled scrimmage play, saw them move the ball at times but they never got enough momentum to make a serious scoring threat.

Groveton scored twice in their alotted plays, once on a 57 yard touchdown reception, and a two point conversion, and again on a 22 yard touchdown catch-and-run.

During the first possession of timed scrimmage play, Timpson was unable to move the ball on their first possession and punted the ball to the Indians with 10:40 left in the period.

Timpson's defense stepped up and held the Indians offense to minimal yardage which forced Groveton to punt the ball back to THS with 8:03 remaining.

The Bears were forced to punt from their own 33 yard line after their second offensive drive stalled with 2:22 left in the first timed period.

Moments later Groveton scored from 77 yards away on a touchdown run which put them up 6-0 with 1:05 left in the first of two 15 minute timed quarters.

This would prove to be the final score for either team although Timpson made a serious threat when, after a Bears interception, Hunter Smith connected on a 44 yard pass which put the ball near Groveton's 30 yard line with 3:40 left in the contest. Timpson's drive stalled however and they were forced , once again, to punt the ball away. 

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