(Town Crier photo/Trent Fletcher)
The Twister organization honors the state finalists for the Arkansas Wendy's High School Heisman Award between the first and second quarters of each home game. Timms is one of 12 Arkansas senior student athletes to receive this honor, given annually to students who show tremendous achievement both athletically and academically.
Timms was taken to midfield by Public Relations Director Bryan McRae where she was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 6,500 for her accomplishments during her high school career at Riverside. Timms was a four time All-American Cheerleader for the Rebels and captain of this year's squad as well as Valedictorian of her class for the 2004-2005 school year.
The game itself was a high scoring contest in which the Blizzard spoiled the coaching debut of new Twister Coach John Gregory, winning 48-35. Gregory was replacing former Arkansas Razorback star Gary Anderson, who had coached the Twisters through their first three years of existence. Anderson was fired following this year's 0-4 start.
The Twisters, 0-5, fell behind 14-0 but fought back to pull within 14-13 when quarterback Travis Motley found wide receiver Ted Alford in the back of the end zone. But the Blizzard, led by quarterback Johnny Turman, who completed 18-36 passes for 199 yards and five touchdowns, was too much for the Twisters.
Former Arkansas State University star Robert Kilow returned a kickoff for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to set the final margin. Kilow was all over the field playing both offensively and defensively. Kilow lined up at wide receiver on offense and played defensive back and returned kick-offs for the Twisters.