Jaime Vargas kicked a 27-yard field goal with 3:36 remaining, Ronald Gurley intercepted Waco Midway at the goal line with 53 seconds remaining and the Harker Heights Knights handed the Panthers their first district loss since 2013 on Friday night in Hewitt.

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Running back Kadarius Marshall returned to Killeen’s lineup after a one-game absence and rushed for 139 yards, quarterback James Terry passed for one score and ran for another, and the Kangaroos posted a 44-17 victory over Belton on Thursday night at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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After beating Waco 31-21 on Thursday night, the Harker Heights Knights are on a bit of a hot streak. Winners of three straight, the Knights find themselves in sole possession of fourth place in the District 12-6A standings — a far cry from last year’s results. 

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Preston Searcy ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as the Manor eighth-grade A-team Rams beat Smith 30-27 on Tuesday in a battle of unbeaten teams.

WACO (AP) — JaMycal Hasty scored on a 5-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and No. 22 Baylor beat Texas Tech 33-30 on Saturday in the Bears’ first game as a ranked team under coach Matt Rhule.

DALLAS — Jalen Hurts tried the Golden Hat on for size and gave a half-hearted “horns down” sign in a group photo with the cheerleaders while celebrating the way Kyler Murray couldn’t in the Red River rivalry a year ago.

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There will be another matchup of Killeen teams Friday night, when the Shoemaker Grey Wolves take on the Ellison Eagles at Leo Buckley Stadium for Shoemaker’s homecoming.

LUBBOCK (AP) — Jett Duffey has won a game as Texas Tech’s starting quarterback before and has had a 400-yard passing day before. But Red Raiders coach Matt Wells’ postgame compliments following Saturday’s 45-35 upset of No. 21 Oklahoma State included a different element of the junior quarterback’s game.

Running back Nathan Kidwell scored four touchdowns and the Palo Alto eighth-grade A-team Patriots dominated in their return from a bye week, beating Live Oak Ridge 48-6 on Tuesday at Shoemaker High School.