BELTON — It took Mary Hardin-Baylor’s offense every bit of two snaps to leave Texas Lutheran in the dust, and the Crusaders’ stingy defense made sure the Bulldogs stayed in the rearview mirror.
KATY — Quarterback Connor Crews rushed for three short second-half touchdowns after Lake Belton went scoreless before halftime, and the Broncos held on to beat Katy Jordan 21-17 on Saturday afternoon at Jack Rhodes Memorial Stadium.
BELTON — Temple capitalized with its special teams early, forced a pair of turnovers and used a strong run defense to stymie Belton in a 50-15 win in a District 12-6A matchup between the Bell County rivals Friday at Tiger Field.
BELTON — Five days after Temple went to 0-2, junior safety Naeten Mitchell spoke about the Wildcats’ frame of mind as they dealt with a bit of unfamiliar territory. There was no panic, he said. He could sense a turning of the corner, that good things were brewing.
HOUSTON — Carlos Correa paused a few seconds at the plate, tapping the spot on his wrist where a watch would be, after hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that propelled the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night in the AL Championship Series opener.
Temple offensive line coach described, rather nonchalantly, the Wildcats’ starters in the trenches this season as characters. Generally, that is accurate, however, a specific disclaimer to go with it might be necessary — when in conversation with the five, be prepared to laugh, a lot, and sometimes at one’s expense.
BELTON — If any one player embodies the general attitude of Belton’s football team, then Jackson Engelke is a good place to start looking.
This isn’t just another road trip. As is anything with Lake Belton football under the guidance of head coach Brian Cope and his staff, what awaits the Broncos as the sun rises Saturday morning is another opportunity.
BELTON — Belton swept the District 12-6A titles for a second straight year in boys and girls cross country action Thursday at Heritage Park, getting a second-place run from Zachary Dennison and a third-place finish from Olivia Brillhart to lead the way.
Temple has scored an average of 49.7 points and allowed 22.7, essentially doubling up District 12-6A opponents during its 3-0 start to league play, and the defending champion aims to keep up the trend this week against Leon River rival Belton after last year’s meeting was nixed because of a …