After being favored most of the recent football season to win the 2AD1 State crown, then losing to Refugio in the semi-finals, it didn’t take long for key Timpson Bear turfers to get adjusted to the hard floors of a gymnasium.
The 2A Bears are off to a rousing 11-2 start in the 22-23 season and ranked #3 in 2A by the Texas HS Basketball Coaches Association.
And it’s no surprise who’s leading the Bears; none other than junior Terry Bussey, whom Coach Jason Herring of Refugio has singled out as probably the best all-round football player he’s ever coached against.
Bussey is averaging just under 20 ppg (19.6).
The Bears have had some great wins among the 13 games they’ve played to date. They defeated Flatonia (#4) 53-49, Lipan (#1), 45-42; and Chapel Hill (#14, 4A), 42-41. Their two losses were to: Martin’s Mil (#7), 29-33, and Jefferson (#24 3A), 49-53.
The Bears compete in District 23 of Region III along with Beckville (#16), Garrison, Gary, Joaquin. Shelbyville and Tenaha. The Bears defeated Beckville on December 20th, 63-60. They meet the Bearcats again on January 24, in Beckville.