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Vikings Host Belton in Final Home Game of 2011

STORY BY: CHACE MURPHY -BRYAN – The chances of a postseason trip are slim but still alive for the Bryan Vikings as they host the Belton Tigers at Merrill Green Stadium Friday. The Vikings (4-4, 2-3) need a win over the Tigers (6-2, 3-2) plus a win next week against Temple for any shot at […]

Cove Too Much for Consol, Tigers Lose a 21-23 Thriller

STORY BY: BOB WRIGHT – COPPERAS COVE -  It was a classic showdown Friday night at Copperas Cove between the Bulldawgs and the A&M Consolidated Tigers, the kind of game which epitomized Texas High School football. The Harris Rating System had it as its High Headliner of the Week, and Tigers and Bulldawgs, two hefties of […]

Hendrickson Rallies to Defeat Rudder, Rangers Fall to 1-6-1 (0-4)

STORY BY: JORDAN MESEROLE – BRYAN – The Rudder Rangers were poised to make their big upset of the season and keep their outside playoff hopes alive. But costly penalties ruined those chances, as the Pflugerville Hendrickson Hawks snuck away with a 25-18 victory Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium. Rudder (1-6-1, 0-4), looked early […]

Knights Hang On to Defeat Depleted Vikings, 17-14

STORY BY: CHACE MURPHY – KILLEEN – The fourth quarter held all the excitement for Bryan High, but Harker Heights held on to defeat the Vikings 17-14 Friday night at Leo Buckley Stadium in Killeen. The teams traded jabs in the first quarter before Harker Heights raced to a 17-0 halftime score. Harker Heights (5-3, […]

Navasota Defeats Caldwell, Rattlers Improve to 7-1 (3-0)

STORY BY: TIM SCHNETTLER  - CALDWELL – Last week the Navasota Rattlers found themselves locked in a thriller against a team they were expected to dominate. This week, the Rattlers did what was expected of them, dominating a struggling Caldwell Hornet football team. Navasota scored on its first offensive play of the game and never looked […]

Rudder Rangers Need an Upset Win at Hendrickson

STORY BY: JORDAN MESEROLE  The Rudder Rangers will attempt to reverse course Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium when they face Plugerville Hendrickson in another tough District 16-4A matchup. The Rangers (1-5-1, 0-3) are looking to notch their first district victory on the season, and end a six-game slide since winning the first game of […]

Playoff Hopes on the Line for Bryan, Harker Heights

STORY BY: CHACE MURPHY   The Bryan Vikings hope to snap a two-game losing streak as they take on the Harker Heights Knights on Friday in Killeen.   Bryan (4-3, 2-2) has suffered back-to-back losses, dropping consecutive decisions to the A&M Consolidated Tigers and Copperas Cove Bulldawgs by a combined 83-35.   Harker Heights (4-3, […]

Battle of the District Undefeated: Consol at Cove

 STORY BY: BOB WRIGHT The Tigers got off to an extremely slow start, losing their three non-district games, but who’s counting now? What’s important is that A&M Consolidated makes the trek to Copperas Cove this Friday night for a game matching the only undefeated teams in District 12-5A – the Tigers and Bulldawgs – both […]

Vikings Drop 2nd Straight Game with Loss to Copperas Cove

Story by Chace Murphy BRYAN – A strong first-half performance propelled the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs to a 34-14 over the Bryan Vikings Friday night at Merrill Green Stadium. Cove (6-1, 4-0) came in with one of the potent offenses in District 12-AAAAA, but it was the Bulldawgs defense that prevailed, stalling the Vikings (4-3, 2-2) […]

Consol Shuts Out Shoemaker to Stay Undefeated in District

STORY BY: BOB WRIGHT COLLEGE STATION -   The Tigers of A&M Consolidated disposed of the Killeen Shoemaker Greywolves Friday night at Tigerland with a 37-0 victory that extended the Wolves’ 29th loss in a row, currently the state’s longest losing streak. The win pushes Consol’s season mark to 4-3, with all four victories coming in […]



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