By Longhorn Putt
The Timpson Bears have the experience and the talent to win the 2022 2AD1 crown, with 12 starters returning and holding on to implanted memories of a well-played game against Shiner in last year’s semifinal round, losing by only seven, 35-28; Timpson, under head coach Kerry Therwhanger, should be strong enough this year, we think, to be our #1 in the preseason, with Shiner, riding a 30 game win streak, as our #2. Timpson has lost but two games in the past two years, both to Shiner (49-7 in 2020 semifinal).
The Bears and the Comanches will be challenged in their 2022 openers. On August 26, Timpson travels to Beckville to face a very good team Bearcat squad, while Shiner hosts always tough arch-rival Hallettsville.
In their 2021 subregional matchup, Timpson defeated Beckville, 42-21. In last year's opener, Shiner defeated Hallettsville 21-6.
Leading the offense for Timpson will be junior quarterback Terry Bussey; for Shiner, the sensational running back Dalton Brooks.
Lineman Jacobian Grace heads up a fine Timpson front on both offense and defense.
Also on August 26, #3 Refugio will be on the road to face 3AD1 Hitchcock, a much-improved Bulldog team (5-6 in 2021).
Should Texosport’s preseason picks hold, Timpson and Shiner will likely meet again in the semifinal round.