Llano shows up flat in shutout loss
September 20, 2013, 11:00 pm by Mark Goodson
By Jim Goodson
Maybe it was the steady rain.
Or perhaps Llano was due for an off night after stirring wins in weeks two and three.
Whatever the reason, Llano came up flat Friday night and lost to previously winless Boerne 14-0. The shutout leaves the Yellow Jackets with a 2-2 record while Boerne improved to 1-3.
Boerne speedster Carson Embry returned the game’s first punt 70 yards for a touchdown to stake his team to an early 7-0 lead. And in the fourth quarter the Greyhounds marched 80 yards in 11 plays to increase the margin to 14-0.
In between there were four fumbles, three interceptions and numerous missed tackles on a sloppy field that absorbed two consecutive rainy days.
Boerne managed 241 offensive yards while Llano was held to 128.
Junior Yellow Jacket quarterback Holden Simpson – so effective on a dry field last week – was held in check by a Boerne defense that took advantage of the sloppy footing. Simpson gained just six yards on six carries although he completed nine of 15 passes for 39 yards, albeit with two interceptions.
The first half ended on Boerne’s two yard-line when Simpson was stopped on third down as time ran out. It was as close as Llano came to scoring all night.
For complete coverage, please read Wednesday's Llano County Journal.
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