MANSFIELD — Thursday night football was not kind to the Red Oak Hawks, as Mansfield Timberview ran away with a district-opening win in shutout fashion inside Vernon Newsom Stadium.
The Wolves scored 28 first-half points and never looked back on their way to the 48-0 win behind 534 total yards of offense. Red Oak (2-2, 0-1) gained just 205 yards on the evening en route to being shutout for the second time this season (41-0 in week one against Corsicana).
The Red Oak defense forced a (3-1, 1-0) Timberview punt on the Wolves first possession. But, after the Hawk offense escaped the shadow of its goal line and punted three plays later, the defense could not repeat the success.
Montaye Dawson carried the football three straight times for 41 yards down to the Hawk 9-yard line and quarterback Jyron Russell waltz into the end zone two plays later from 6 yards out. Russell then hit Dawson in the flats for an 8-0 Timberview lead after the two-point conversion with 3:56 on the first-quarter clock.
The Wolves found the end zone for the second time when Jaden Hullaby (7-67) ran in from two yards out on the first play of the second quarter. The two-point conversion failed, giving Timberview a 14-0 lead with 11:55 to play in the first half. The touchdown was set up by a 51-yard completion on the first play of the drive from Russell to Julian Dunson.
Russell finished the game with 10-of-18 for 152 yards and one interception. He also threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Brady Obholz in the third quarter and added nine carries for 40 yards.
Timberview scored two more times in the second quarter — a four-yard Russell keeper and 21-yard run by Dawson — to take a 28-0 lead into the locker room. Red Oak never challenged the deficit.
The Wolves added a Hullaby 40-yard run to the Russell touchdown pass in the third quarter and capped their scoring when Dawson took the rock 55 yards to the house with five minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
Red Oak returns home to host (2-2, 0-1) Waxahachie on Friday at Billy Goodloe Stadium. The Indians were shut out in the second half against Mansfield Summit on Friday, losing 42-31. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.