By Tony Adams
The read option is the not the newest play in football playbooks, but it certainly is making its way into high school playbooks all over Texas.
That was evident Friday night at Tiger Field, as Belton hosted the Temple Wildcats in the 2013 installment of their rivalry and their District 8-5A meeting of the year.
Marques Hatcher ran for a trio of first quarter touchdowns and Temple built up a 34-0 lead at halftime and held on for a 54-20 victory over the Tigers.
Temple (2-1 District 8-5A, 3-3 overall) went three-and-out in their first possession, as two Chase Truelove passes were dropped by his receiving corps.
Belton (2-1 District 8-5A, 2-4 overall) took the first drive down to the Temple 26 on 10 plays, Shane Stafford connected with Brandon Rhoads on two pass plays, while Rhoads delivered a 22-yard run. Stafford was sacked on second down and six yards-to-go by Dominick Thompson for a loss of eight yards. Stafford got the yardage back on the next play. But on fourth down and seven on the Temple 26, Kavan Johnson was only able to pick up two yards, forcing a turnover on downs.
By Tony Adams
The CenTex RollerGirls are capping off a successful 2013 campaign, as their Sirens squad will bout against Houston Saturday night at the Mayborn Civic Center.
Tickets are $9 through PayPal and are available at Will Call and $10 at the door.
“Houston is a great skating squad,” said CenTex head coach/skater Zee Kelly. “They are great technically and it should be a great matchup.”
It will be the last bout for one of the original CenTex RollerGirls, as Suicide Bombshell will be leaving the organization.
By Tony Adams
It’s a proven fact that it’s dangerous to have electricity next to water.
At the Roy and Jean Potts Swim Center on the campus of Belton High School, it was different type of electricity: Tigertricity.
The Belton High School Swim Team hosted the Belton Invitational Swim meet to open the 2013-2014 season Saturday to a capacity crowd.
And they did not fail to impress.
The Lady Tigers took home first place in the girls division with a score of 683, doubled that of the second team (Harker Heights-329). The Tigers took home second place in the boys division, finishing with a score of 445, 149 points behind Waco Midway (594).
By David Tuma
Two football standouts for both the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Belton High School have been together for years. It isn’t very often that two players were born in the same hospital, on the same day, and just hours apart.
When the families of Brodrick Crane and Tim Bower came to see them at Scott and White Hospital the two Belton Tigers were in nursery, at the same time, almost side by side. Little did anybody realize the pair was to terrorize high school football teams their senior season 18-years later.
“We were born hours apart and we were in the same nursery together,” said Crain.
“We have had a lot of classes together over the years and I didn’t find out about all this till a year or so ago when my mom told me about it,” said Bower.
Crain, one of the best cornerbacks in Belton Tigers history, has started for three years at UMHB and runs a legitimate 4.32. He moved to Belton in the fifth grade and the pair had several classes together in the fifth grade.
“I hated Belton at first. All my friends were in Temple but my mom was right, it was the right move,” said Crain.