By Tony Altobelli

Killeen Daily Herald

Among the many standout performances during Saturday's scrimmage, the play of junior defensive end Jerry Benton caught the eye of coach Sam Jones.

"We had outstanding play out of our ends, especially Jerry," Jones said. "He came up with a number of big plays and he showed great hustle to the ball. He's a newcomer to varsity this year and he's been working very hard out there."

Roos on the mend heading into the Cove opener

The Roos picked up some nicks and cuts on Saturday, especially in their running game, where Donald Fulbright and Bryson Haggerty both ended the game in less than 100 percent shape.

"We got dinged up a little bit in the backfield, but hopefully we'll be all right for the season opener," Jones said. "Fulbright got banged up a bit and Haggerty took a nasty cut to his elbow, which will require some stitches."

Killeen will play in Bulldawg country on Friday night, taking on Copperas Cove, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Roos rolling along in volleyball

The first stage of the Lady Roos volleyball road trip is complete following their play at the Del Valle Tournament.

"Overall, I liked the way we competed out there," KHS coach Kara Trevino said. "There were some teams that we split with that I thought we should have swept on the first day of the tournament, but for the most part, we played well."

After an off day on Tuesday, the Lady Roos will travel north to the Grapevine Tournament this weekend.

When asked about all the travel, Trevino said. "Needless to say, we'll have a bunch of home nondistrict matches next year."

Athlete of the Week Pam Collins, senior setter, girls volleyball

Collins showed strong leadership in guiding the offense during the Del Valle Tournament where she posted 28 assists. She has 52 assists for the season.

Statistic of the Week 18 Number of days until Killeen's football home opener, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. against area-rival Harker Heights.

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