BELTON, Texas — The Lake Belton Broncos will play their first-ever full UIL varsity schedule in 2022 after playing outlaw seasons in 2020-21. The Broncos will compete in District 4-5A I alongside several Killeen-area schools.
"It felt different from Day One of offseason," Head Coach Brian Cope said. "Our kids have a hunger about themselves, and we're really looking forward to the opportunity to compete in Region I and District 4. We're gonna find a way to leave it out on the field."
Because the school opened with only freshmen and sophomores two years ago, they have not graduated a single student-athlete during the program's short history. As a result, the Broncos bring a ton of talent and experience into the season, including one of the top wide receivers in the country, Micah Hudson.
"We have a really good foundation from where we didn't have a field," senior wide receiver Daud Khan said. "We were over at North Belton. It was just raw. We didn't have nothing yet. We had no idea what to expect. So we were just shooting for the stars. "
Now, Lake Belton has the opportunity to finally capitalize on their goal to play for gold footballs, and they have plenty of playmakers to get the job done. Senior quarterback Connor Crews will look to connect with Hudson once again, while guys like Javeon Wilcox will anchor the Bronco defense.
Lake Belton enters the year projected to finish second in their district behind Midlothian.
2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
8/26 at Leander Rouse 7:00
9/2 vs Buda Johnson 7:30
9/9 at Red Oak* 7:00
9/16 vs Killeen Shoemaker* 7:00
9/23 at Waco* 7:00
9/30 vs Cleburne* 7:00
10/7 at Killeen* 7:00
10/14 vs Granbury* 7:00
10/21 at Midlothian* 7:00
11/4 vs Killeen Ellison* 7:00
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