By Kevin Posival
Killeen Daily Herald
For the second time in as many years, Dave Campbell's Texas Football awarded the Killeen Kangaroos the Army Strong Team of the Week for Class 4A after its 19-16 upset win over Alamo Heights on Friday.
"It's Week 12 and we're finally getting recognized," Killeen coach Sam Jones said. "It's a tremendous honor for our kids and what they've accomplished."
The Kangaroos were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity – values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers, DCTF said in a press release.
"The Kangaroos out-kicked the Mules to advance to the third round of playoffs," said Adam Hochfelder, general manager of Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
The award will be presented to the team at a time to be determined later this week by a representative of the U.S. Army.
The Roos (8-4) won the honor last year after beating Brownwood 25-22 on Oct. 19. The Lions had just had upset then top-ranked Copperas Cove the week before.
"The U.S. Army is recognizing the student-athletes at Killeen High School for demonstrating qualities similar to those exhibited by a U.S. Army Soldier, who is mentally, emotionally and physically strong," said Sgt. 1st Class Clint Moosman. "We expect to see some of these young men competing at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the college level, or maybe even professionally in the future."
The Roos play Gregory-Portland in the Alamodome at noon on Saturday in the Division I-4A regional semifinals.
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