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BELTON — Playing in their first game since Oct. 30, the Belton Tigers were understandably concerned about how they would physically respond. Belton also wanted to limit the explosive, big-play ability that Killeen Ellison garnered a reputation for around District 12-6A.

By halftime Friday night, the Tigers dispelled both those concerns — and then some.

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BELTON — All things considered, both Belton and Gatesville took plenty of positives from their matchup Tuesday night.

Michael Thomas wants Temple basketball to be a state of mind, 24 hours a day, seven days per week and 365 days a year.

Entering his third season at the helm, the Wildcats’ head coach sees a significant shift toward that realm of thinking, though there’s no less drive to reach another level — and then some.

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UPDATED -- There was no movement Saturday on whether or not this coming week’s District 12-6A football matchup between Temple and Belton will move forward as originally scheduled.

BELTON — The Belton Tigers took every precaution and proactive step to keep their players safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their season — as well as other Class 5A and 6A programs — was delayed to a late-September start by the University Interscholastic League, and the …

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BELTON — Chances of completing every District 12-6A football game as originally scheduled were slim during the COVID-19 pandemic, and reality set in Tuesday when Belton High postponed this week’s contest against Harker Heights because of positive virus cases and quarantines resulting from co…