Mansfield Timberview Ready to Build on Success
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For Mansfield Timberview, and head coach James Brown, they got a taste of the CIL playoffs after an opening round 28-14 win over Shoemaker before heading to AT&T Stadium and exiting at the hands of Euless Trinity, 42-21, and they want another shot at it in 2014.
They were in the game at halftime, going into the locker room tied at 14-14, but the Wolves couldn't keep Trinity from running away with the game in the second half, getting outscored 28-7.
Timberview will have a new starting quarterback when this season begins with Tevin Muse moving on as a senior, not to mention senior safeties Brandon Garner and Brandon Simmons also moving on.
They'll have positions to replace but it doesn't mean Coach Brown can't put this team right back in the playoffs come November and it doesn't mean they can't go further than they did this past season.
Only time will tell what Mansfield Timberview will look like. You don't get a complete look at a team during a practice or even two-a-days. It's when the opening game comes around, the nerves kick in, and you see how the players handle themselves in the opening week that you start to get a grasp on what you're going to see for the remainder of the season.
Will this team be better than the one that finished 8-4 in 2013 or will this be a rebuilding year to see success in years to come?