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BELTON — The Tigers’ offensive fireworks dimmed to a smolder and Belton’s 20-point advantage had just turned to six when defensive end Octavius Davis sacked Copperas Cove quarterback Easton Simpson at the Bulldawgs 5-yard line midway through the third quarter Friday night.

TEMPLE — Temple scored 43 points or more for the third time in three games this season and racked up 555 yards total offense, but the number that looked especially good to the Wildcats in Friday night’s District 12-6A opener was Harker Heights’ point total on the scoreboard at soggy Wildcat …

Salado’s Jaci McGregor ran to her second straight cross country title Thursday, finishing the 2-mile course in 12 minutes, 6 seconds to win the 1A-4A girls division of the Hewitt Kiwanis Invitational hosted by Waco Midway at the Heart of Texas Soccer Complex in Waco.

BELTON — It’s safe to say that a stalled opening drive by the offense followed by a busted coverage on defense that turned into an 80-yard touchdown on the other team’s first snap weren't jotted down on the white board as must-dos prior to Friday night’s game.

TEMPLE — An interception by Hunter Aviles that led to Anthony Jackson’s 15-yard touchdown run. A 54-yard scoring pass from Jared Wiley to Quentin Johnston. A Monto President Jr. interception that set up Wiley’s 2-yard scoring toss to Bobby Johnson, followed by Wiley’s 20-yard TD strike to Johnston.

LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY — Both Salado and Academy were stunned by losses in the opening week of the season.It was Salado that was able to turn that negative abruptly into a positive.Behind a four-touchdown evening from Connor Cook, the Eagles used their familiar ground-oriented attack to carve …