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Inspired Mansfield Timberview defeats Duncanville just days after death of offensive coordinator Cody McCarty
Wolves storm back with 22 fourth-quarter points, beat Duncanville, 39-28
MANSFIELD — Mansfield Timberview was down Friday night at R.L. Anderson Stadium, but never out.
An inspired second half gave the Wolves (6-2, 3-2) a 39-28 win over Duncanville (5-3, 3-2), days after the death of offensive coordinator Cody McCarty.
McCarty, 29, died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack.
It was in the fourth quarter when the Wolves made their move.
Following a Duncanville touchdown early in the fourth quarter and trailing 28-17, Timberview scored 22 unanswered points.
Josh Smith scored with 10 minutes remaining, and a 2-point conversion run by Chuck Taylor got the Wolves to within 28-25.
On the ensuing possession, a Duncanville fumble was recovered by Brandon Simmons. Eight plays later, Timberview took its first lead of the night, 32-28, on a Rickey Gross 13-yard touchdown reception.
Timberview’s defense forced Duncanville into a punt on its next possession, and the Wolves didn’t waste any time after starting on the Duncanville 29-yard line. Smith took it the distance on the drive’s first play, giving Timberview the 39-28 difference.
Following the game, Timberview players gathered with coaches and family members on the field for an extended celebration.
Duncanville got things going on the game’s first possession.
The Panthers drove the ball 69 yards in eight plays, capping it off with a Jaquan Cole 1-yard touchdown run for an early 7-0 lead.
The Wolves struggled with penalties throughout the first half, giving up 45 yards.
Approximately 20 minutes before the start of the game, there was a moment of silence in memory of McCarty. Donations before the game were made to the Cody McCarty Memorial Fund.