Mansfield Timberview is 3-0 and the Wolves boast a fast and aggressive secondary that includes sophomores Edward Paris and Brandon Simmons.
"Our working hard - it finally paid off," said Paris, who has early offers from LSU and SMU. "We only went 3-7 last year, so the fans don't know whether or not they should come out yet. Brandon and I are like brothers on and off the field. We have a friendly rivalry going. If he gets a pick, I have to get a pick. If he gets a tackle, then I have to get one too."
It's safe to say quite a few spectators will turn out this week for the Mansfield Timberview vs. Mansfield tilt, as both clubs are undefeated entering the district opener.
"The key for us is to go 100% full speed from the outset," said Paris (6-1, 190). "I play with 100% effort on every down. I'm physical and I love to get to the football. In our second game (35-21 win over Arlington Lamar), I had 10 solo tackles and an interception.
"The coaches move us around the secondary, and I personally like cornerback the best. I ran a 4.35 at the LSU camp. I like LSU, SMU, USC, UCLA, Auburn, Mississippi State and Texas Tech.
"I'm willing to look at any school that offers me a scholarship."
Paris grew up in New Orleans and relocated to Texas due to Hurricane Katrina.