By Monty Campbell

Killeen Daily Herald

COPPERAS COVE The Bulldawgs moved up another notch on the Associated Press' Texas 5A High School football poll this past week to No. 8, but that does not impress head coach Jack Welch.

"Yep, that means we are better," Welch said sarcastically, after hearing the news. "Honestly, the polls don't mean anything at this level, if we were in college it would help recruiting, but here (high school) it is just a number until the end of the season, when it means a little more."

The Dawgs moved up in the poll despite struggling with the Harker Heights Knights for three quarters. The Dawgs scored three touchdowns in the span of 2:37 to take the game over and glide in for the victory.

"I knew going into this ballgame it wasn't going to be a cakewalk," Welch said. "This team (Harker Heights) has some big linemen and very, very fast backs and so that combination is tough to stop."

Another tough combination that will be tough to stop is that of Artrell Woods and Chris Mancuso of the Bryan Vikings.

Cove travels down to Viking Stadium Saturday evening at 7 p.m. for the District 13-5A match-up.

Volleyball team continues to battle

The Lady Dawg volleyball team refused to fold its tent and pack it in for the season. It followed an embarrassing home loss to Harker Heights on Friday with a over Shoemaker on Tuesday.

As has been the case the entire season, the Lady Dawgs have continued to fight through the adversity of losing a match they needed to win by producing a victory the next time out.

Even though the odds of making the playoffs are quite slim, the Lady Dawgs will continue with matches in Bryan on Friday and at home against A&M Consolidated on Tuesday.

Tennis team takes another district loss

The Copperas Cove tennis team continues to show signs of improvement despite dropping a crucial match to Bryan on Tuesday night in Cove, 11-8.

The Lady Dawgs won all eight matches for Cove which will travel to Harker Heights for a pivotal matchup Friday at 4 p.m.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Steffi Sublett, girls tennis, went 5-1 in the Lady Dawgs first three district tennis matches against A&M Consolidated, Shoemaker, and Bryan.

STATISTIC OF THE WEEK: 3, The number of turnovers that the Bulldawg defense forced in its 35-20 victory over Harker Heights Friday night.

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