Temple Varsity Football

  • Overall Record: 3 - 1
  • Conference Record: 2 - 0

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Temple mounts second-half comeback to beat Shoemaker

  One year after the Temple Wildcats pummeled Killeen Shoemaker, the up-and-coming Grey Wolves had them on the ropes in Friday night’s District 12-6A bout at Wildcat Stadium. Leading 21-17 late in the third quarter and possessing the momentum thanks to its hard-charging running game, Shoemaker went for what could have been the knockout punch

Senior QB Willis earns way back into Temple’s football program

If Vance Willis never had left Temple’s football program, he probably would be in the same position he is today: the Wildcats’ starting quarterback for his senior season. However, Willis might not appreciate his current role nearly as much if he hadn’t had to work so hard — the result of being hard-headed and making

Wildcats pleased with effort; Temple readying for speedy, improved Grey Wolves

It took until the season’s third game for the Temple Wildcats to put together the kind of maximum effort and all-around execution that coach Scott Stewart wants to see. The timing of that breakthrough was excellent, occurring during their District 12-6A opener, last Friday’s thorough 37-3 win over Harker Heights in Killeen. Temple rushed for

Temple cruises past Heights in 12-6A opener

KILLEEN — Temple already had a comfortable 27-3 lead early in the fourth quarter when Harker Heights, with the football near midfield, decided to punt. The Wildcats had to scramble because they were expecting the Knights to go for it, but Roman Jackson exploded off the edge and smothered the punter’s too-slow kick for a

Williams makes plays for ’Cats, serves as role model for sisters

DaMarco Williams has packed a lot of experiences, moves, interests and responsibilities into his young life. The Temple Wildcats’ 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior safety and team captain lived in Columbus, Ga., until he was 11, then moved to Temple along with his father, David, and stepmother, Candice. Williams played running back at Lamar Middle School, converted

Wildcats put emphasis on details as Heights, 12-6A opener loom

As the Temple Wildcats prepared for Friday’s District 12-6A opener against Harker Heights at 7:30 p.m. at Killeen’s Leo Buckley Stadium, a Tuesday afternoon visit to their refurbished meeting space just south of Wildcat Stadium revealed that fourth-year head coach Scott Stewart had decided to take a more active, hands-on role in instructing defensive ends.

Temple snaps four-game skid with win over UANL

A year ago at Wildcat Stadium, Temple sprinted to a four-touchdown first-quarter lead against Monterrey, Mexico-based Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and cruised to a win. The Tigres refused to be pushed around in the Wildcats’ home opener Friday night, leading by seven points after the first quarter, trailing by only four at halftime and

Temple sophomore Howard stays grounded after strong debut

Samari Howard has grown up understanding the principles of hard work, discipline and expectations. Maybe that comes from within. Perhaps it’s the product of his father, Raymond, serving in the U.S. Army and the example he and Howard’s mother, DeAnna, established. It’s probably a combination of both. “They really coached me up on it. They’re

Wildcats address all facets in prep for home debut

Although the five interceptions thrown by senior first-year starting quarterback Vance Willis certainly contributed to Temple’s season-opening 35-29 loss at Round Rock Cedar Ridge last Friday, Wildcats coach Scott Stewart emphasized that those giveaways didn’t tell the whole tale — not even close. Temple’s inexperienced defense allowed a screen pass to develop into a 71-yard

Temple hurt by six turnovers in season-opening loss

AUSTIN — Committing six turnovers on the road and falling behind 28-9 against a strong opponent, the Temple Wildcats really shouldn’t have had a legitimate opportunity to beat Round Rock Cedar Ridge in Friday night’s season opener at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. And yet in the final 2 minutes, the Wildcats were only one big