COPPERAS COVE — Vontez Duff literally helped build Copperas Cove’s football program.
Even after officials ruled Shoemaker had recovered a controversial onside kick — of which Harker Heights players had celebrated a recovery just seconds earlier — the Grey Wolves still weren’t out of the woods with 3 minutes, 30 seconds to play.
HEWITT — Jack Welch knew mistakes would make the difference, and he was correct.
Ellison had the homecoming crowd and the legendary honorary captain — and in one half, Killeen spoiled all of that against its oldest KISD rival.
Heading into Tuesday, Killeen hadn’t forgotten the last time it faced Harker Heights this season, when the Lady Knights swept the Lady Kangaroos.
COPPERAS COVE — Cari Lowery has called the Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawg volleyball Class of 2015 the best group of seniors she’s ever coached.
You only need to look at the stats to know that Waco Midway can play defense. In its two District 12-6A contests, the Panthers have given up a grand total of six points. In its six games, Midway’s defense has yielded just 20 points per contest.
Jack Welch is always searching.
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GATESVILLE — The Gatesville Hornets gave a defensive clinic on Friday while defeating visiting Lampasas 38-20.
COPPERAS COVE — As soon as the final buzzer sounded, the rivalry ended.
The new week brought a new focus and resolve for the Shoemaker Grey Wolves as they prepare for another District 12-6A grudge match against the Harker Heights Knights.
The volleyball action didn’t stop for Shoemaker’s Reagan Felton and Briana McCutcheon just because there weren’t district contests last weekend.
FLORENCE — Fifteen minutes after Florence was beaten by Lago Vista 42-17 on Friday night at Stampede Stadium, Buffaloes senior captain and nose guard Colten Wood pointed to the press box.
Harker Heights’ primary goal since the first day of last offseason has been to return to the postseason.
HEWITT — Copperas Cove suffered a loss, but the Bulldawgs gained valuable experience.
The Killeen Kangaroos and Ellison Eagles renew the oldest football rivalry in the city tonight, but there is much more on the line than bragging rights between the maroon and green.
Coming off the best season in school history — in which Shoemaker handed two-time district champion Waco Midway its only district loss and defeated its KISD counterparts by an average of 20.6 points per game — the Grey Wolves entered league play this year with just one loss on the season.
Ellison knows it is homecoming weekend, and the Eagles know it is Killeen-Ellison week — in fact, the Eagles have had multiple guest speakers this week to expound on the history of Killeen’s oldest rivalry.
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