Temple scored the game’s final 21 points to beat Belton 38-31 in a season-opening rivalry showdown. The Wildcats led Hewitt Midway — still unbeaten and ranked No. 8 in Class 6A — with 3 minutes remaining but allowed two late touchdowns in a 40-28 home loss.
Temple shut out Round Rock Cedar Ridge in the second half of its 21-14 road defeat. The Wildcats jumped out to a 21-0 lead 10½ minutes into last Friday’s District 18-5A home opener, then had to stave off College Station A&M Consolidated’s late charge to prevail 28-20.
And Temple built commanding halftime leads of 41-7 at Round Rock and 40-0 in its 18-5A opener at Waco University en route to overwhelming victories.
Six games into the season, Wildcats coach Scott Stewart has seen his team play just about every kind of way.
Although Temple (4-2 overall, 2-0 18-5A) was outscored 20-7 in the final 2½ quarters and needed Dalvin Fillmore’s interception in the end zone with 20 seconds left to secure its important win over previously undefeated Consol, what stood out the most to Stewart was the Wildcats’ blazing start that created the breathing room they ended up needing.