Written by Corbett Smith
Tevin Muse's 37-yard touchdown pass in final minute lifts Mansfield Timberview to 21-17 win over Hebron
MANSFIELD — For Mansfield Timberview quarterback Tevin Muse, it was a matter of faith. In the final minute of play, needing a big play, Muse lofted a pass down the sideline to senior Edward Paris.
Beating Hebron’s man-to-man coverage down the sideline, Paris — an LSU pledge at defensive back — scored a 37-yard touchdown with 38 seconds remaining, giving Timberview a 21-17 win over No. 9 Hebron at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
“I just put it out there for my boy Ed,” Muse said. “It worked against [Mansfield] Summit last week, so I had trust that he would make that play.”
Muse threw for all three scores, despite Timberview (2-0) relying on its option running game the majority of the game. Both of Timberview’s first-half touchdowns came on play-action passes: two 24-yard skinny posts from Muse to Jaylon Loftis.
“We felt that we could get behind them on the skinny as their safeties were coming down,” Timberview coach James Brown said.
Hebron (1-1) tied the game two plays into the fourth quarter, scoring on a 22-yard pass to Treyvon Hughes from Carson Proffitt. Hebron’s Omar Hicks-Onu converted a two-point conversion on a trick pass from the swinging gate to tie the score at 15-15.
Following Paris’ score in the final minute, Hicks-Onu returned a shanked extra point 105 yards for another two points.
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