By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
The 2016 Belton Tigers Football schedule was released to the public by Belton athletic director/head coach Bob Shipley late last week.
The Tigers will have five home games and five road games in 2016. The rivalry with District 18-5A’s Temple Wildcats will be renewed, as Shipley and the Tigers will go head-to-head with Temple’s new head coach Scott Stewart and his Wildcats at Tiger Field on August 26.
The preseason game this season will be against Leander at 9 a.m. on August 19.
The schedule also features three Thursday games this season, including a non-district tilt at Kelly Reeves Stadium against District 13-6A’s Round Rock Dragons on September 15.
Here is the 2016 schedule, with asterisk next to District 8-6A games:
Aug. 19-Leander (scrimmage), 9 a.m., site to be determined.
Aug. 26- Temple, 7:30 p.m., Tiger Field
Sept. 2- Pflugerville Hendrickson, 7:30 p.m., Hawks Field, Pflugerville
Sept. 9-Stony Point, 7:30 p.m., Tiger Field
Sept. 15 (Thursday)-Round Rock, 7 p.m., Kelly Reeves Complex, Round Rock
Sept. 23 (Homecoming)-Harker Heights *, 7:30 p.m., Tiger Field
Sept. 29 (Thursday)-Killeen, 7 p.m., Leo Buckley Stadium, Killeen
Oct. 14-Waco Midway, 7:30 p.m., Tiger Field
Oct. 20 (Thursday)-Shoemaker, 7 p.m., Leo Buckley Stadium, Killeen
Oct. 28-Ellison, 7:30 p.m., Tiger Field
November 4-Copperas Cove, 7:30 p.m., Bulldawg Stadium, Copperas Cove
Tiger Football season ticket information is expected to be released in the upcoming weeks.