Matt Corley had a sinking feeling in his gut.
After remaining scoreless against Smithson Valley for most of the match, his Temple Wildcats gave up a goal with just less than 8 minutes to play as the sun began to set Friday at Wildcat Stadium on Day 2 of the season-opening Kickoff Showcase.
Temple faced the same situation earlier in the day against Odessa Permian, which scored in the final 10 minutes to down the Wildcats 1-0.
“The goals were almost identical,” Corley said. “The only difference was the goal this morning was outside the (18-yard box) and the one this evening was just inside the 18. Same location, same corner, same everything. It was almost identical.”
8:00am – KIPP (1st – Group B) vs Austin Westlake (1st – Group C) (Semi Final – Varsity)
9:30am – Odessa Permian (1st – Group A) vs Marble Falls (1st – Group D) (Semi-Final – Varsity)
11:00am – Shoemaker (2nd – Group B) vs Smithson Valley (2nd – Group A) (Consolation Bracket Semi-Final – Varsity Game)
12:30pm – Harker Heights (2nd – Group C) vs Houston St. Thomas (2nd – Group D) (Consolation Bracket Semi-Final – Varsity)
6:30pm – Bryan (3rd – Group B) vs Copperas Cove (3rd – Group D) (Varsity Game)
8:00pm – Temple (3rd – Group A) vs LaVega (3rd – Group C) (Varsity Game)