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.
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.
With Lake Belton’s football game against Llano called off this week, a large number of Lake Belton football players joined a huge home crowd donning their camouflage at the newly refinished Lake Belton gym Friday night to watch the volleyball team go Duck hunting.
BELTON — There was no title on the line Friday night at Tiger Field. The Lake Belton Broncos and Katy Jordan Warriors fought like they were in a title fight, though, and the Broncos knocked out the Warriors with less than 2 minutes remaining to secure a 35-28 win in a battle of second-year schools.
Five days after the fact, Brian Cope still is fired up about Lake Belton wide receiver Connor Bartz and running back Daniel Hardin chasing down Cameron Yoe linebacker Fabian Salomon at the end of the first half of last week’s game to prevent what could’ve been a momentum-swinging touchdown.
BELTON — A conversation with Lake Belton head coach Brian Cope rarely will lack a reference to the 212th degree, a mantra of extra effort he instilled into the program in its infancy.
It seems to be sinking in.
There is a video posted to Challen Maileoi’s page on Hudl, which is a sort of social media website utilized by some teams and players to showcase their latest highlights and statistics.
POTEET — In a battle of unbeatens, the Lake Belton Broncos advanced to 3-0 with a hard-fought 28-20 win over the Poteet Aggies on Friday night.
WACO — Belton’s boys cross country team placed three runners in the top 10, led by senior Zachary Dennison’s third-place finish, to win the Class 5A-6A division of the Hewitt Midway Invitational on Thursday.
Once a football season starts, there are rarely moments of pause. Things start rolling pretty quickly. So while head coach Brian Cope was thrilled his Lake Belton squad pocketed its first victory against an established varsity program last week, attention soon turned to the next task at hand.