There is no doubt about it. The Timpson Bears have good reason to be proud of an exceptionally fine group of senior athletes. Eleven seniors who also played football are listed on the 2022 basketball roster, which currently can claim a 21 wins, threes losses season.
As fans may recall, the Timpson football Bears of last fall held the 2A 2021 football champions, the Shiner Comanches, to their narrowest margin of victory, seven points, 35 to 28.
Furthermore, in the roundball sport, the 2021-22 Bears have already held traditional strong Lipan to a four-point victory in the Tenaha Tournament, losing 58-54; and their other two losses were to two very fine teams by a total of only four points. They lost to Bullard Brook Hill, 62 to 60, and to Little River Academy, 67 to 65.
But can the 2022 basketball Bears advance all the way to the state tournament and, with their fine athletes and a modicum of d good luck, even take the 2022 crown?
First, of course, the Bears must end at are near the top of District 23, then win every playoff matchup in order to advance to the state semifinal in the Alamodome.
In District competition the Bears must show their superiority over Tenaha and Martinsville
At this point, Jan. 11. In Region 3. San Saba looks to be the Timpson's chief obstacle.
But making it all the way is, indeed, a realistic possibility for the Bearcats.
We wish them well.
We will follow their exceptional athletes as far as they go.