HIGHLAND Lone Peak was the last team to beat Timpview before the Thunderbirds ran off 25 consecutive wins, and it was hoping to be the team to break the streak Friday night, but the T-Birds were just too strong for the Knights.
Instead, Timpview scored 28 unanswered points to win its 26th consecutive game, 28-3, and improve to 3-0 on the young season.
"We were very physical," said Timpview coach Louis Wong. "We played hard. We knew what they were planning on doing through the film work and what their tendencies were and we executed to that point. Our offense was a little slow, but we got on track and did some good things today."
Those good things included touchdown passes by Casey Rumsey to Levi Teo' and Travis Van Leeuwen and rushing touchdowns by Rumsey and Teo'.
"More than anything, we need to give Casey credit for his intelligence," said Wong. "He's a smart kid where in the game we can just say 'call it on the ball.' We want to run this play or that play, a zone or counter, and you call it where you see there's an opening. He does a good job there. That's how smart he is."
Things looked good for the Knights (2-1) in the early going as Timpview fumbled the opening kickoff, but Lone Peak was unable to capitalize and came away with no points despite starting its possession on the Timpview 29-yard line.
The Knights were able to get on the scoreboard on their next possession with the key play being a 21-yard pass from Tannon Pedersen to Chandler Allphin. That play put Ryne Mcpherson in range for a 26-yard field goal that gave Lone Peak a 3-0 lead.
Midway through the second quarter Timpview took advantage of a poor punt that gave the T-Birds possession on the Lone Peak 17 yard-line.
Four plays later Rumsey ran the ball in from the 12 to give Timpview the 7-3 lead.
Just before halftime, Rumsey connected with Travis Jorgensen on a 27-yard pass on third and seven that set up Rumsey's 4-yard touchdown pass to Van Leeuwen.
After deflecting a Lone Peak punt and recovering the ball on the Knights' 20-yard line, Timpview then pushed its lead to 21-3 late in the third quarter when Teo' rushed the ball in from the five.
Teo' scored again minutes later when he capped a 69-yard drive with a 37-yard scramble to the end zone after catching a short screen pass from Rumsey that effectively closed the door on the Knights.
"Lone Peak played a soft coverage," said Wong. "They didn't want to get beat deep. They gave us a lot of the underneath stuff. So, I thought Van Leeuwen did a good job running all those out routes because they were going to give those to us all day."