— District 12-6A —
TAYLOR — Caden Strickland scored four touchdowns, and Reid Vincent rushed for 179 yards to lead the Salado Eagles to a 49-3 romp over Taylor in non-district action Friday night.
BELTON — Although it was a wet and delayed start to their first home game in program history, the Lake Belton Broncos were nevertheless triumphant Thursday night at Tiger Field.
STEPHENVILLE — Brandon Bell scored a 10-yard rushing touchdown on Lake Belton’s first possession Thursday night and the Broncos cruised from there, downing the Stephenville JV 48-0 at Tarleton’s Memorial Stadium for the program’s first victory in school history.
Today’s date has been circled on Lake Belton’s athletic calendar for a long time. Now that it’s finally here, it’s been difficult for head coach Brian Cope and his players to contain their Christmas-like giddiness.
ROGERS — Charlie Roten believes many factors contributed to the Rogers Eagles’ successful 2019 campaign. The Eagles averaged 46 points per game, had a strong senior class and found production all throughout their roster.
But one facet of last year’s team set the bar for how the program competes, and it’s a trait Roten hopes Rogers can replicate this season.
When 54-year-old Kyle Hauk came out of retirement to take over as head coach and athletic director at Buckholts, he didn’t have to do much research.
Experience populates both sides of the ball this season at Salado, whether it’s returning starters or role players from a year ago ready to shoulder expanded responsibilities.
But having veterans around isn’t a sure sign of success in and of itself. Instead, what head coach Alan Haire said will drive the Eagles through a stout non-district slate, a league with a fresh set of opponents and to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years is how each individual functions within the whole of the group.
The Granger Lions achieved a lot over the last two years, going 20-6 overall, making consecutive trips to the Class 2A Division II Region IV semifinals and boasting one of the top defenses in the area.
LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY — After being hired as Academy’s head football coach only a few days before the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools and extracurricular activities across the state last spring, Chris Lancaster had to wait about three months to get to know his team and — more importantly — for his players to get a chance to know him.