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Two Harker Heights seniors earned first-team honors on the 2013 8-5A All-District team announced Monday.
Shoemaker cornerback Dwayne Williams became accustomed to hauling in opponents’ passes this season. Now, he’s hauled in a big honor.
WACO — Shoemaker senior Shane Johnson scored a team-high 26 points, guiding his team to a second consecutive victory to start the season, 73-57 Friday over Waco University.
Copperas Cove’s Jaylen Waters (35) tackles Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith on Friday at Hood Stadium.
FORT HOOD — Copperas Cove had to win, and Jack Welch believes the Bulldawgs did so on their first drive.
Copperas Cove has a knack for bouncing back.
Masnari Howell has been in on nearly every big passing play for Harker Heights this district season. But the senior receiver has only been playing the position for his high school career. The one-time running back might have seemed like a perfect match for the Knights’ run-based offense, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a key contributor in the passing game. And with Heights needing a win to reach the postseason, Howell is hopeful his last big play, a 51-yard touchdown against Waco Midway, wasn’t his last.
Harker Heights no longer controls its fate, needing help from Temple to reach the postseason for the second consecutive year.
Sometimes a year can make all the difference.
Jeff Carr did almost everything he wanted to, but he does not want to take the credit.
FLORENCE — How do you prepare for a football game with only 19 players ready to suit up?
HEWITT — After watching his team muster just a field goal without him in a loss to Shoemaker a week earlier, Waco Midway quarterback Ben Hicks refused to be a spectator again Friday.
For the second consecutive week, Harker Heights was in position to erase a two-score halftime deficit, and for the second week its opponent kept the Knights at bay with big plays on the ground.
Troy Smith is a two-year starter under center for Harker Heights and is also one of the best athletes on the squad. Against Shoemaker last week, the junior showed his versatility by accumulating 292 yards of total offense, including a 42-yard catch. He also rushed and passed for a touchdown. Now, Smith is ready to do whatever it takes to help his team finish the season strong.
Despite its 2-2 district record -- just one game out of second place in District 8-5A — Harker Heights coach Jerry Edwards knows his team will be underdogs for the remainder of the district season.
Shoemaker entered its game against Harker Heights hoping to keep the Knights’ potent offense off the field.
In a game of big plays, they simply never stopped coming for Shoemaker on Friday.
Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith is chased by Shoemaker defenders.
Harker Heights quarterback Troy Smith.
After falling to Killeen for eight straight years, the Shoemaker Grey Wolves thwarted the Kangaroos on Friday night, as they posted 27 unanswered points and shut out the Killeen offense in the second half.
The Eagles (0-5, 0-2 13-2A) will host Florence (1-4, 0-2) at 7:30 p.m. today and there’s no predicting what will happen.
All it took was one mistake.
Killeen was riding high after its district-opening win over Copperas Cove, its first victory over the Bulldawgs in 18 seasons.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.