- Major Players
Zach Allen, Sr., quarterback — The Syracuse-committed quarterback enters his third season as the Wildcats starter. Allen threw 1,671 yards and six touchdowns with just two interceptions, ran for 694 yards and nine touchdowns and was an all-district first-team selection last year.
Troy Healy, Sr., defensive line — The senior nose guard anchors the Wildcats’ defensive line in its effort to improve on last year’s unit that allowed a district-worst 402.6 yards per game and surrendered 315 points, only Ellison allowed more (396).
Gaylon Sanders, Sr., running back — The District 12-5A rushing leader last season does more for Temple’s offense than just open up the passing game. Behind a beefy offensive line that features Freddie Johnson, an SMU pledge, and junior Darius Joiner, Sanders ran for 1,517 yards and 19 touchdowns.
- Temple Tradition
“I think (that tradition) is something they want to try to share in. We have a community that wants us to be good. And so when they’re not, it’s not much fun. That’s why they were so, so eager to buy in. ... We just got better in all phases because they wanted to. They wanted to be good and I think tradition here has all our kids where they always want to be.”
- Mike Spradlin, Temple football coach
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am
Updated: 2:36 pm, Thu Jul 11, 2013.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
By Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am.
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