Several area football teams will be looking to earn their first victory tonight, including Copperas Cove.
The Bulldawgs were stunned at home last week, giving up the game-winning touchdown in a 41-38 defeat to Burleson with 10 seconds remaining in regulation.
Playing at home for the second week in a row, Copperas Cove aims to rebound against visiting Manor. The Mustangs are coming off a 32-29 overtime loss to Weslaco East.
While the Bulldawgs might have experienced the most surprising outcome, they are not the only team still searching for a win.
Harker Heights makes its home debut against Round Rock Stony Point after falling to Round Rock 42-34 last week. The Tigers defeated Killeen 25-20 in the season opener and host Belton tonight. Belton lost 48-0 at Austin Westlake last week.
Shoemaker is District 12-6A’s lone team to enter the week with a victory following a 54-21 win against San Angelo Central, but the Grey Wolves will be challenged tonight, traveling to Midlothian. The Panthers are also 1-0 after shutting out Carrollton Creekview 30-0.
The games will serve as each team’s nondistrict finale.
Elsewhere, Lampasas looks to build on a 63-14 victory at Joshua to start the season by traveling to Lago Vista (1-0), while Salado, Florence and Gatesville try to bounce back from defeats.
The Hornets host Robinson (1-0), and Salado welcomes winless Little River Academy. Florence plays at Jarrell (0-1).
All kickoffs are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Ellison travels to Belton in a battle of first-place teams in District 12-6A.
Sporting identical 2-0 records, the winner could move into sole possession of the spot should Copperas Cove (2-0) fall at Harker Heights (0-1).
Additionally, Waco Midway (1-0) plays at Shoemaker (1-1).
The matches are set to begin at 5:30 p.m.
In other action, Gatesville plays at Burnet at 5:30 p.m., Florence plays at Jarrell at 5:30 p.m. and Lampasas hosts Clifton at 6 p.m.