As a result of picking up a win last week after Belton was unable to take the field because of COVID-19 cases and quarantines, Temple clinched a postseason berth for the eighth straight year.
While the Wildcats’ fifth league victory assured them a coveted spot in the Class 6A Division II playoffs that begin during the second week of December, the to-do list at Temple (7-1, 5-0 District 12-6A) is far from filled out, even with that goal checked off. In fact, there is still work to be done in the regular season.
For instance, a district title still is up for grabs.
The first-place Wildcats can wrap their hands fully around that prize with a win over second-place Killeen Shoemaker (6-1, 4-1), which hosts Temple at 7 p.m. Thursday at Leo Buckley Stadium. Should the Grey Wolves — who are coming off a 51-50 overtime loss to Harker Heights (4-3, 2-2) — down their guests, claiming championship rights would have to wait another week.
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