It was a very good sports week in Copperas Cove
Do you want my opinion? Great… Because here it comes.
We just wrapped up year No. 17 in the CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl saga and it couldn’t have gone any better. This college football doubleheader lived up to its promise of bringing top-flight competition to pigskin fans from Kansas (where two of the teams came from) to Texas, but more especially to our local area, who have to drive miles to see these teams.
I’ve seen ‘em all and the games, for the most part, have been exciting and hard fought. We had, I think, the best crowds so far in the grandstands, which translated to a good economic windfall to Copperas Cove, via dollars spent by the folks who visited to catch live college football.
Many volunteers joined up to make sure the wheels were greased, along with school personnel and a lot of our local businesses answered the call. Thanks!
Now, the teams have gone back home, carrying trophies they earned and warm memories of their visit to Copperas Cove. Of course, the work will begin anew, under the leadership of bowl founder and Bulldawg head coach Jack Welch and bowl director Vance McAnally start laying the groundwork for CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl XVIII.
With football over, next up is basketball, Copperas Cove style.
It was a good week for CCHS roundball. The Lady Dawgs wrapped up non-district play Friday with a road win at Manor and will start play-for-keeps Friday in their District 8-6A opener at Belton. At last check, Cove was ranked 8th in Class 6A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The Bulldawg boys are coming off a championship run in the Marble Falls tournament and they’re at home Tuesday against Austin LBJ, then host the Dawg Pound Showdown starting Thursday.
Yes, it was a very good week and a new one starts tonight!