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Hesse named 18-5A’s offensive MVP; 13 Wildcats earn first-team all-district honors
Thursday, 5th January 2017

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Temple senior quarterback Reid Hesse was unanimously voted Offensive Most Valuable Player and junior wide receiver D’Yonte Heckstall was chosen Offensive Newcomer of the Year to highlight the Wildcats’ selections on the All-District 18-5A football team that was announced Wednesday.

Aside from Hesse and Heckstall, 11 Temple players earned first-team all-district recognition for first-year coach Scott Stewart, whose 12-4 Wildcats finished as the Class 5A Division I state runners-up to Dallas Highland Park.

Temple’s first-team picks included seven unanimous selections: senior inside linebacker Rogers Franklin, senior safety Ben Norman, senior tight end Zach Rumfield, senior wide receiver Zaccheus Johnson, senior left guard Ajani Rogers, sophomore outside linebacker/safety Monto President Jr. and sophomore punter Jared Wiley. Norman and Rumfield were unanimously voted to the first team for the second consecutive season.

The Wildcats’ other four first-team performers played on defense: senior end Taquon Graham (last season’s overall 17-5A MVP), senior tackle Lamonte Williams, junior tackle Robert Jackson and junior cornerback BJ Sculark. Jackson claimed his second straight first-team all-district honor.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Greg Wille


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Seven Wildcats make college football plans official

Friday, 3rd February 2017

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Hesse named 18-5A’s offensive MVP; 13 Wildcats earn first-team all-district honors

Thursday, 5th January 2017

Temple senior quarterback Reid Hesse was unanimously voted Offensive Most

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Cats’ big-play offense kept in check by Scots’ defense

Saturday, 24th December 2016

ARLINGTON — Even Highland Park coach Randy Allen said this

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Stewart stands by decision to go for it

Saturday, 24th December 2016

ARLINGTON — Saturday afternoon’s Class 5A Division I state championship

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Temple denied by Highland Park in state title game

Saturday, 17th December 2016

ARLINGTON — Playing in the Class 5A Division I state

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Unfinished business; Temple-Highland Park vie for it all today

Saturday, 17th December 2016

ARLINGTON — “There’s no teacher like experience.” Scott Stewart has

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Friday, 16th December 2016

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Thursday, 15th December 2016

If you prefer a quarterback who stands 6-foot-4, weighs 200

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Thursday, 15th December 2016

Connections between Temple and Dallas Highland Park — two of

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Temple didn’t need dominance to earn title shot

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

State championship teams in Texas high school football, with few

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Wildcats comfy at AT&T; Temple can lean on past experience at title game venue

Tuesday, 13th December 2016

When Temple and third-ranked Manvel from south of Houston declined

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Sunday, 11th December 2016

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Back to state: Resilient Temple subdues Richmond Foster

Sunday, 11th December 2016

SAN MARCOS — The Temple Wildcats’ playoff train — equal

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Aerial attack fuels Wildcats in semifinal win

Sunday, 11th December 2016

SAN MARCOS — Temple hasn’t won 749 games in its

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Wildcats take on Richmond Foster today

Saturday, 10th December 2016

On a wall inside Temple coach Scott Stewart’s office there

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Falcons motivated by 2015 playoff loss to Temple

Friday, 9th December 2016

To hear Richmond Foster coach Shaun McDowell tell it, losing

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Sophomore Wiley making key plays on special teams

Thursday, 8th December 2016

Jared Wiley is a quarterback at heart. He played that

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Temple approaching three-year win record

Wednesday, 7th December 2016

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Monday, 5th December 2016

For the surging Temple Wildcats, it’s one undefeated Houston-area power

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Sunday, 4th December 2016

Class 5A Division I State Semifinals Temple vs. Richmond Foster Saturday,

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Wildcats rise; Temple headed to state semifinals after 24-23 win over Manvel

Sunday, 4th December 2016

ARLINGTON — Third-ranked, undefeated Manvel came into the Class 5A

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Wildcats unfazed by credentials of third-ranked Mavs

Saturday, 3rd December 2016

Considering that Temple plays tonight against an undefeated Manvel team

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Temple opponent has built successful program in a hurry

Friday, 2nd December 2016

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Thursday, 1st December 2016

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Taquon Graham named finalist for Texasfootball.com Subway Super Team

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and Subway are proud to release

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Temple CBs must contain Manvel’s pass attack

Thursday, 1st December 2016

Junior cornerbacks Dalvin Fillmore and BJ Sculark are two of

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Performance in third-round win was shot in the arm for Temple

Thursday, 1st December 2016

In the aftermath of Temple’s 39-7 third-round playoff win over

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Temple Quarterback Club sponsoring charter to AT&T on Saturday

Monday, 28th November 2016

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Wildcat Football State Quarterfinal Playoff and Ticket Information

Monday, 28th November 2016

Class 5A Division I State Quarterfinals Temple vs. Manvel Saturday, December

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Temple clamps down on overmatched Port Arthur Memorial

Sunday, 27th November 2016

CYPRESS — After Temple completed its 39-7 demolition of Port

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Temple has edge over opponent in postseason experience

Saturday, 26th November 2016

Few football teams in Texas have as much recent playoff

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Temple RB duo Leach, Jefferson have combined to score 17 TDs

Friday, 25th November 2016

Entering the 13th game of their junior season, Temple running

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Temple thankful for another turkey week game

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

The Temple Wildcats have won nine games this football season

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Wildcat Football Regional Semi-Final Playoff & Ticket Information

Sunday, 20th November 2016

Class 5A Division I Regional Semi-Final Round Playoff Information Temple vs.

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’Cats survive scare: Wiley’s FG lifts Temple over Connally, 17-14

Saturday, 19th November 2016

AUSTIN — The Temple Wildcats had to overcome many things

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Temple undaunted by test at Pflugerville Connally

Friday, 18th November 2016

It cannot be disputed that Temple completely dominated Pflugerville Connally

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Temple’s defensive line a constant disruption for opponents

Thursday, 17th November 2016

If Corsicana sophomore quarterback Blake Hoffman wants to find a

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Wildcat Football Area Round Playoff and Ticket Information

Monday, 14th November 2016

Class 5A Division I Area Round Playoff Information Temple vs.

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Temple stymies Corsicana in first round of playoffs

Saturday, 12th November 2016

WACO — Friday night’s Class 5A Division I bi-district playoff

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Playoff veteran Temple takes on upstart Corsicana

Saturday, 12th November 2016

Temple enters its 11th playoff game in three seasons; Corsicana

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Undersized Temple offensive line very determined

Saturday, 12th November 2016

College football recruiters are not busy banging on Temple’s fieldhouse

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Wildcat Football Bi-District Round Playoff and Ticket Information

Saturday, 5th November 2016

Class 5A Division I Bi-District Round Playoff Information Temple vs.

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Temple holds on against Bryan; bi-district next

Friday, 4th November 2016

BRYAN — Even with Temple’s 560 yards of total offense,

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Johnson producing for Wildcats in myriad of ways

Friday, 4th November 2016

The football expression “he’s a threat to score from anywhere

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Temple, Bryan battle for Division I seeding

Thursday, 3rd November 2016

Temple’s frustrating 17-16 home loss to seventh-ranked College Station last

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Temple drops 17-16 battle vs. College Station

Saturday, 29th October 2016

The record book will show that College Station defeated Temple

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Wildcats, Cougars tangle for 18-5A crown

Friday, 28th October 2016

It will not be surprising if the Temple Wildcats make

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Temple seniors ready for final game at Wildcat Stadium

Thursday, 27th October 2016

During recent seasons, the Temple Wildcats have made a habit

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Temple uses bye week to take care of injuries on D-line

Thursday, 20th October 2016

Temple senior defensive tackle Lamonte Williams missed the Wildcats’ 48-45

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No worse for the wear: Temple gouged by Waco but escapes with win

Saturday, 15th October 2016

WACO — Temple first-year head coach Scott Stewart is a

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Cavil and his crew: Temple receivers coach a catch among players

Friday, 14th October 2016

Even Temple’s senior football players aren’t old enough to remember

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Temple looks for third-straight win over long-time foe Waco

Thursday, 13th October 2016

The last time Temple traveled to play Waco, in late

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Temple shines in all phases, overpowers Rudder

Saturday, 8th October 2016

A 13-yard pass from Reid Hesse to homecoming king Terrance

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Sophomores Holiday, President blooming for Temple

Friday, 7th October 2016

“Leave it all on the field” is an expression that

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Leach breaks through; junior RB supplying quality help to starter Franklin

Thursday, 6th October 2016

Senior Jy’Quez Webster rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown

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Finding a way to win: Temple overcomes mistakes to beat Consol

Saturday, 1st October 2016

COLLEGE STATION — The formula for winning a district football

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Heckstall ready to continue Temple’s line of stout WRs

Friday, 30th September 2016

D’Yonte Heckstall is a talented, confident young man who isn’t

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Graham back for Wildcats against College Station A&M Consolidated

Thursday, 29th September 2016

Although Temple started its District 18-5A season with last week’s

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KWTX Classroom Champion Ajani Rogers

Thursday, 29th September 2016

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) When students at Temple High School have

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Temple crushes University in 18-5A opener

Saturday, 24th September 2016

After battling through four grueling games against high-quality Class 6A

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DE Gulley has grown into starting role for Wildcats

Friday, 23rd September 2016

Temple senior defensive end A.J. Gulley bears a striking resemblance

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Temple puts two straight losses behind it, shifts focus to district opener

Thursday, 22nd September 2016

Although the phrase “a loss is a loss” is technically

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Temple pushes Cedar Ridge but falls, 28-14

Saturday, 17th September 2016

With 27 actual wins since the start of the 2014

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WR Zaccheus Johnson having breakout season for Temple

Friday, 16th September 2016

Zaccheus Johnson had to wait until his senior season to

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Temple hopes to rebound vs. Cedar Ridge

Thursday, 15th September 2016

In the aftermath of Temple’s 26-20 loss at Hewitt Midway

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Temple can’t overcome miscues in loss to Midway

Friday, 9th September 2016

HEWITT — Both Temple first-year coach Scott Stewart and senior

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Temple linebacker Franklin plays with a mean streak

Friday, 9th September 2016

Temple senior linebacker Rogers Franklin could compliment himself and pound

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Stewart not happy with defensive effort; Wildcats giving up big plays

Thursday, 8th September 2016

The Temple Wildcats are 2-0 and ranked fifth in the

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’Cats scratch back: Temple defense, long TDs sink Round Rock

Saturday, 3rd September 2016

Temple’s home opener was barely more than 4 minutes old

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Undersized offensive lineman steps up for Wildcats

Friday, 2nd September 2016

When Temple’s players cast votes last week to select team

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Wildcats looking to turn it on versus Dragons

Thursday, 1st September 2016

As Temple quarterback Reid Hesse kneeled with the football to

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Wildcat Football to have parent night on Friday

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

The parents of the Temple Wildcats, Athletic Training Students and

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Temple to support Gridiron Heroes at Friday’s game

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation provides immediate, as well

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Wildcats #5 in latest AP poll

Monday, 29th August 2016

The Temple Wildcats are currently ranked #5 in the Class

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Rivalry lived up to hype; Temple, Belton move on after sharp showings

Sunday, 28th August 2016

BELTON — The big plays on offense: Check. Four of

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Wild rivalry renewal: Temple holds off Belton for 28-20 victory

Friday, 26th August 2016

BELTON — Naturally, Mother Nature made the spirited fans who

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Rousing debut for Temple’s Stewart

Friday, 26th August 2016

BELTON — At Temple’s Wildcat Stadium or at Belton’s Tiger

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Wait is over: Temple-Belton rivalry game is here

Friday, 26th August 2016

Belton running back Davion Peoples said he considers Temple’s Ashton

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Wildcats preparing their way ahead of rivalry game

Thursday, 25th August 2016

As if Scott Stewart didn’t already know that Temple’s season-opening

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Column: Temple-Belton rivalry should be back to stay

Sunday, 21st August 2016

With all of its stops and starts, the historic Temple-Belton

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Wildcats’ defense strong in scrimmage

Sunday, 21st August 2016

KILLEEN — On the third play of Friday morning’s Temple-Killeen

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K101.7 FM announces new Wildcat Football broadcast team

Monday, 15th August 2016

The flagship station of 2016 Wildcat Football K101.7 has announced

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Temple begins with fast-paced practice under Stewart

Tuesday, 9th August 2016

Temple players had practiced crisply and energetically for 2½ hours

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Ready to hit the field: Hopes high before ’Cats begin practice

Sunday, 7th August 2016

After being approved as Temple’s head football coach and athletic

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Q&A with Temple first-year head coach Scott Stewart

Tuesday, 26th July 2016

Scott Stewart isn’t dipping his toes in to test the

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Wildcats put offense on display in Blue-White game

Thursday, 26th May 2016

For Temple’s annual Blue-White game, the Wildcats coaching staff held

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Franklin’s time: RB enters spring game with lofty goals for senior year

Wednesday, 25th May 2016

When asked to identify his personal goals for his upcoming

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2016 Wildcat Football Program ads on sale

Tuesday, 24th May 2016

Advertisements are now on sale for the 2016 Wildcat Football

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Temple ready for first spring under Stewart

Sunday, 1st May 2016

Scott Stewart has coached football for 18 years, so he’s

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Temple releases 2016 football schedule

Thursday, 25th February 2016

The 2016 Wildcat football scheduled has been officially released and

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Temple’s Townsend, Graham named TSWA first-team all-state for football

Saturday, 13th February 2016

One guy paved the way for a Temple offense that

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Stewart takes reins; Temple football coach/AD approved by board

Tuesday, 9th February 2016

Scott Stewart did not play football for the Temple Wildcats,

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Temple chooses Stewart as next head coach, athletic director

Saturday, 6th February 2016

Temple didn’t have to look very far to find a

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Scott Stewart Sole Finalist For Temple ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

Friday, 5th February 2016

Temple ISD is excited to announce that after a three

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Dreams come true: Eight Temple players achieve goal on signing day

Thursday, 4th February 2016

Davion Curtis finally got to realize his childhood dream of

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Mix of old, new: Temple joins familiar foes in new-look 18-5A

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016

Many things remained the same for Temple when the University

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Temple coaching search down to four finalists

Tuesday, 2nd February 2016

Temple’s next head football coach and athletic director will be

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10 to be interviewed for Temple coaching job

Friday, 29th January 2016

The search for the Temple Wildcats’ next head football coach

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Column: Spradlin staked out his own niche in Wildcats history

Sunday, 24th January 2016

Mike Spradlin’s place among the 15 who have occupied the

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Spradlin says goodbye at Temple football banquet

Sunday, 24th January 2016

Five years ago, Mike Spradlin had a good feeling about

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Column: Spradlin breathed new life into Temple football

Thursday, 21st January 2016

A football coach can be nice and conscientious and respectable,

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Spradlin announces resignation

Friday, 15th January 2016

Mike Spradlin took over Temple High School’s struggling football program

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Resignation of Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Mike Spradlin

Thursday, 14th January 2016

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Mike Spradlin has announced

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2015 Awards Banquet Tickets on Sale

Monday, 11th January 2016

Tickets for the 2015 Wildcat Football Awards banquet are now