By Monty Campbell

Killeen Daily Herald

If the Converse Judson game was any indication of how the rest of the football season will go, Cove fans are surely in for a treat.

The Bulldawgs came back from a 13-0 deficit to win in the final four seconds of the game stunning the visiting Rockets and their fans.

Lost in the shuffle of all of Brent Garner's heroics was the nearly automatic kicking off of the foot of Kyle Mathews. Mathews nailed a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter to pull the Dawgs to within 13-10 at halftime and then kicked the game-winning extra point to seal the victory.

Cross country team finishes sixth in Belton meet

The Bulldawg cross country team jump-started its 2005 season at Long Branch Park in Killeen with Belton High School acting as the host.

Chris Dunagan paced the Bulldawg runners with a fifth place finish, running the course in 16 miutes, 39 seconds.

"I am real happy with where the kids are right now. They have worked hard," head coach Sue Wagner said. "We are still going to be moving some people around and will be ready to go by district."

Lady Dawg junior varsity volleyball fourth in Florence

The Lady Dawg volleyball team battled with varsity clubs at the Florence tournament over the weekend and came away not only with more confidence and cohesiveness but with the fourth place trophy as well.

Sophomore setter Jennifer Sandifer provided the spark for the Lady Dawgs and was rewarded by getting named to the all-tournament team.

The varsity Lady Dawgs achieved their 11th victory of the year on Tuesday night as they defeated the Troy Trojanettes 25-22, 15-25, 25-17, 17-25, 15-9.

Tennis team begins long weekend

The tennis program at Cove has grown by leaps and bounds since Paul Talbett has taken over the reigns as head coach. After this weekend, the Dawgs will have played 17 team tennis matches thus far with three more set for the following weekend before beginning district play on Sept. 20 at A&M Consolidated.

The number of matches has continually increased every year since his arrival, allowing for more competition for the young team.

Player of the Week

Jasmine Morgan, volleyball, middle blocker The 5-11 junior utilized her height advantage and leaping ability over visiting Troy on Tuesday collecting 23 kills and 14 blocks in the Lady Dawgs victory.

Statistic of the Week

10 The latest ranking of the Copperas Cove Bulldawg football team by the Associated Press in this week's 5A football poll.

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