LITTLE-RIVER ACADEMY — Just leave it to an offensive lineman to redirect the praise.
Lake Belton head coach Zane Johnston wasn’t sure how his team might respond to the hour-late start to Tuesday’s non-district game against Austin Navarro.
ROCKDALE — In a season that had its share of adversity, pushing a skilled team such as La Grange to a fifth set in the playoffs was a triumph of sorts in itself.
Still, it wasn’t enough for Lake Belton as La Grange took charge of the decisive to set to come away with a 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 15-8 victory over the Lady Broncos in a Class 4A bi-district match at Tiger Gym.
Even with their playoff berths already clinched, Lake Belton and Burnet still had something to play for in their District 19-4A finale — and it looked and felt like it inside Bronco Gym on Tuesday night.
BELTON — Lake Belton dominated Austin Liberal Arts and Science from the start Friday night, scoring touchdowns on all six of its first-half possessions and adding two interceptions for scores in that span as the Broncos posted an emphatic 58-0 homecoming win at Tiger Field.
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.