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DeSoto falls behind 13-0, roars back to crush Mansfield Timberview, 55-20, and stay unbeaten
DESOTO — Everything started so right for Mansfield Timberview on Friday at Eagle Stadium.
But it ended in a way familiar to every DeSoto opponent this season.
Second-ranked DeSoto roared back from an early two-touchdown deficit and throttled No. 10 Timberview, 55-20, in a meeting of 7-5A unbeatens.
DeSoto (6-0, 3-0) finished the game with 27 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. It only led 28-20 at the end of the third.
Senior quarterback Desmon White, who failed to complete a pass in the first half, scored on touchdown runs of 68 and 59 yards to bookend the final quarter. The North Texas pledge finished with 218 rushing yards and 146 passing yards.
Timberview (5-1, 2-1) led 13-0 early in the opening quarter after special-teams blunders on each of DeSoto’s first two drives.
Defensive back Ryan Dean recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for the first score, then he recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Running back Nicholas James ran the ball in from 20 yards just three plays later.
DeSoto relied on defense and special teams to get back in the game. Defensive back Nick Orr blocked a punt, scooped up the ball and ran 30 yards for a touchdown to give DeSoto a 14-13 lead, which it never relinquished.
The Timberview defense, which is anchored by LSU pledge Ed Paris and Stanford pledge Brandon Simmons in the secondary, was dominant for much of the first half. It limited DeSoto to 107 yards and had three takeaways during the first two quarters.
DeSoto finished with 432 total yards and 19 first downs.
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