For nearly 35 minutes of game time, the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs kept up with a Top 10 team in Class 6A.
AUSTIN — Jerry Edwards gives all the credit to his opponent.
BELTON — Two losses by single digits and a three-point win later, Belton is allowed to call Friday’s Week 4 victory over Round Rock comfortable. Right?
ROUND ROCK — Marcellus Johnson tossed three touchdown passes and scored on a 29-yard run to lead the Killeen Kangaroos to their first win of the season, 31-17 over Round Rock McNeil on Friday at Dragon Stadium.
The Shoemaker Grey Wolves entered Thursday’s game seeking their first win of the season.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Ellison’s third-set rally came up agonizingly short, but it did not matter.
Katie Robinson had 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces to help the Salado volleyball team rally for a 21-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-23, 15-8 home win over Burnet on Tuesday.
Friday, Sept. 15, at Remember Ike Tournament, Galveston
Sometimes you get one lucky break, and sometimes you get two, but that’s not always enough to get you the win.
GATESVILLE — It was the ideal opportunity to falter, but Gatesville refused to allow it.
About the only thing that didn’t go right for Florence High School senior quarterback C.J. Giddens on homecoming night was he was not named king.
The Copperas Cove High School football team improved to to 2-1 with a 42-23 win against El Paso Franklin in Andrews on Friday. The two teams met halfway for the rivalry game.
Jaci McGregor won her third straight cross country race, winning the Gatesville Bill Bradley Invitational meet Thursday with a time of 12 minutes, 20 seconds.
ROUND ROCK – Nyle Tabat missed a 36-yard field goal wide right. He missed one wide left. The one that mattered most in the end went right down the middle.
AUSTIN — After a tight defensive battle in the first half, the Shoemaker Grey Wolves fell apart in the second, allowing 34 consecutive points in a 41-6 loss to the Round Rock Cedar Ridge Raiders on Thursday at Kelly Reeves Stadium.
The trend continued.
SALADO — Coach Diane Konarik is still looking to get a consistent match from her Salado team.
Copperas Cove remained unbeaten in District 8-6A play Tuesday, traveling to Ellison, where the Lady Bulldawgs won 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 29-27.
The Waco Lions scored the game's first 21 points, returned two interceptions for touchdowns and rolled to a 52-20 win over visiting Killeen on Friday at Waco ISD Stadium.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove quarterback Jaylen Smith said he had a clock in his head Friday night against Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
AUSTIN — Things do not always go according to plan.
BELTON — Blaine Barker said he felt devastated last week after his team lost by four points on a touchdown with 8 seconds left.
Sage Carson had 18 kills, and Jill Truss tallied 36 assists as the Gatesville volleyball team outlasted China Spring 15-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12 in their District 17-4A opener on Friday in Gatesville.
Harker Heights needed a spark, and Michael Collier provided it.
Riley McClure led a strong Gatesville quintet that captured first place in the boys 1A-4A division of the Hewitt Kiwanis Midway Cross Country Meet on Thursday.
Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Copperas Cove
Copperas Cove completed its nondistrict schedule Tuesday, defeating Robinson 25-7, 25-17, 25-17.
Sept. 2; at Copperas Cove
COPPERAS COVE 11, BROWNWOOD 8
TEMPLE —Trailing 14-0 only 7½ minutes into Friday night’s season-opening game against fourth-ranked Temple, Belton wasn’t showing any signs that it would go on to control a large portion of the long-anticipated rivalry showdown.
Friday night lights returned to Killeen.
ELGIN — When Jerry Edwards needed a big play, he knew exactly who would deliver.
COLLEGE STATION — Copperas Cove football coach Jack Welch said he was happy the Bulldawgs played a top team to open the season.
BELTON — The Troy Trojans had too many mistakes on offense, and too much Trey Sheppard to contain on defense. Four turnovers for the Trojans and three touchdowns by Sheppard helped the Eagles snap a five-game losing streak against Troy, including three straight season openers, en route to a …
Salado’s Jaci McGregor won her second straight cross country race, finishing the Pro-Fit Invitational 2-mile course at Temple’s Wilson Park on Friday in 12 minutes, 28 seconds.
Florence's C.J. Giddens ran for 107 yards and passed for 152, but the Buffaloes lost their season opener 34-29 at home Friday against Rosebud-Lott.
GATESVILLE — Gatesville fans knew they had a quarterback to be excited about this preseason.
Aidan Chace had 11 kills and 15 assists to help lead the Copperas Cove volleyball team to a 25-22, 25-21, 25-8 sweep of Temple on Friday night in Temple.
Lampasas kept it close through the first three quarters, but two big plays kept them from a win in the season opener.
LEANDER — Tye Hill felt the momentum swing.
Shoemaker won the match, but more importantly, the Lady Grey Wolves learned a lesson.
Leah Powell had 16 kills and the Copperas Cove volleyball team outlasted Class 4A No. 20 Liberty Hill 23-25, 28-26, 25-15, 26-28, 15-11 on Tuesday at Liberty Hill.
The Copperas Cove volleyball team split a pair of matches Saturday and finished 11th in the 68-team Leander Volleypalooza tournament.
TEMPLE — It was under Friday morning clouds and intermittent sunshine at Wildcat Stadium instead of under Friday night lights. It was a scrimmage — don’t hit the quarterbacks, please — with altered rules and format instead of a regular-season game. It was played in front of a sparse crowd in…
COPPERAS COVE 18, ELLISON 1
BELTON — The lights were on above Tiger Field on Friday. But that’s because the sun hadn’t yet come up.
The Belton volleyball team finished second in pool play after winning two of three matches on the second day of the Volleypalooza tournament in Leander.
With junior standout Aidan Chance tallying a combined 23 kills, 23 assists and 12 blocks, Copperas Cove went 2-1 at the Volleypalooza tournament in Austin.
In its final tournament of the season, Salado produced a perfect showing on the first day at the Groesbeck tournament.