Faith Academy wins, 50-6
From Staff Reports
Faith Academy used its big play attack to score a 50-6 win
over the Texas School for the Deaf Friday night in Austin.
Jacob Metcalf had a hand in on three touchdowns and Royale
Brown added a touchdown run and reception for the unbeaten Flames.
Spinner back Austin Ellis hit Metcalf on a 42-yard pass with
20 seconds left in the second quarter to put the Flames ahead 28-0 at
The Rangers scored their only touchdown with 3:46 left in
Faith Academy (8-0, 3-0) opened the scoring with Brown
scoring on a 3-yard run just two minutes into the game.
Metcalf scored his first touchdown on a 5-yard run with
10:06 left in the second quarter.
Ellis then ran in from four yards out and also ran in a
two-point conversion for a 20-0 lead with 4:21 left in the second quarter.
Metcalf opened the third quarter with a 34-yard run and
Jonathan Reyes kicked the PAT for a 35-0 lead.
Midway through the third quarter Zach Haydon hit Brown on a
36-yard scoring pass and Ellis connected with Matt Manley for the conversion.
Gavin Henderson closed the scoring with a 45-yard fumble
return for a score.Faith Academy will play San Antonio Hawkins
in a 6 p.m. Thursday game at the Wheatley Athletic Complex. It’s a non-district
game for the Flames.
Dawgs destroy Gatesville's Hornets
The Burnet Bulldogs evened their District 8-3A record to 1-1 with a 45-0 win over Gatesville on Friday night. The Dawgs scored on five of their six first half possessions. A Derek Kiser to Brock Foster 15-yard connection put the first points on the board. Kiser returned to the air for Burnet’s second score finding Joel Johnson on a 15-yard route. Foster added his second score of the evening with 10:15 left to play in the half when he hauled in a 21-yard pass from Kiser. Trenton Hafley got in on the action for Burnet’s fourth score with a 1-yard rush from a direct snap. Burnet’s final score of the first half was a 25-yard field goal by Austin Huff who also added all four first half PAT to put the Dawgs on top 31-0 at the break.
The Bulldogs went back to work and scored on their first drive of the third quarter when Kiser found Johnson from 22-yards out. Huff’s PAT made it 38-0 with 8:24 left in the third.
Following a Gatesville punt Burnet increased their lead to 45-0 on a Hafley 3-yard run behind the jumbo package with 3:45 left in the third, and that was eventually the final.
There were several standouts on defense in the game including Eric Walker, Jeremy Ayers, Jake McElroy, Chase Mardis, Hunter Thomas, Cameron Chafin, Cullen Ferrill, Kody Hall, Jamal Brown, Tyler Krause, and many others that helped the Bulldogs pitch a shutout.
Burnet will take their 1-1 record on the road next Friday when they face the undefeated Liberty Hill Panthers who beat Brownwood on Friday. Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for complete game results.
Fundraiser held for tennis center
From Staff Reports
Parents of Andy Roddick, Blanche and Jerry Roddick have
donated a one-week stay at their river front cabin in Ruidoso, New Mexico to
the Vegas by the River fundraising event benefiting the Roddick Youth Tennis
Foundation (RYTF) Tennis Center in Granite Shoals, which will serve the
Highland Lakes. Vegas By The River
is being held 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Marble Falls’ Lakeside Pavilion and will
feature casino games, music by john Arthur martinez, a silent auction and a
chance for each ticket holder for a trip to Las Vegas to roll dice for a $1
The river front cabin is fully modern, comes with huge
deck and large hot tub, which is valued at $300 per night. Dates to be determined
and owners allow one family or two couples with no pets.
The silent auction will include a rare Chicago Bulls
jersey signed by Michael Jordan and a tennis racket signed by U.S. Open
Champion Andy Roddick.
RYTF is a 501(c) (3) public charity, which develops and
inspires underserved youth through education and sports-based mentoring so that
each youth is a citizen of character prepared to succeed in the game of
life. The foundation’s youth
tennis program developed from the vision of Rene’ Lacoste and the experience of
the Roddick family. Through tennis
clinics and mentoring sessions, the youth tennis program focuses on: nutrition, social, career and academic
potential, values for life and mentoring relationships.
The foundation is currently getting ready to build two
full-size courts that will be open to the public and the Marble Falls
Independent School District Athletic Program. Students of Highland Lakes
Elementary have been able to participate in an after school program.
The foundation is still accepting silent auction items,
and is offering sponsorships to the event for major donors.
The Las Vegas style casino event is being held to raise
funds to build regulation tennis courts at the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation
Tennis Center in Granite Shoals for more information, sponsorships or tickets
contact Dave Holder at email@example.com call 830.832.2799.
Faith Academy rolls past Holy Trinity
From Staff Reports
Faith Academy’s Royale Brown scored five touchdowns and led
the Flames to a 53-7 win over Holy Trinity of Temple Friday night in the TAPPS
Division III, District 4 opener for both teams.
Faith Academy’s Brown capped the night with an 85-yard
kickoff return for a score with just over seven minutes left. The kickoff
return was Brown’s second for a score this season. His other scoring return
came against St. Anthony.
Brown opened the scoring with a 16-yard run midway through
the first quarter and then tacked on a 2-yard run with just over three minutes
left in the opening quarter.
Jacob Metcalf scored on a 73-yard sprint and Brown added a
6-yard run with 46 seconds in the half to push the score to 30-0.
Brown’s fourth touchdown came o a 6-yard run in the third
Austin Ellis scored on a 10-yard run and had three
conversions, two on passes to Hanner Shipley.
Holy Trinity’s only score came on a 2-yard run in the fourth
Faith Academy is 7-0 on the season. Holy Trinity falls to
1-5.For complete coverage, please pick up
Llano falls against Liberty Hill
LIBERTY HILL – Liberty Hill welcomed Llano to its sparkling new Panther Stadium Friday night. It wasn’t much fun for the visiting Yellow Jackets, who lost 54-21.
It was the District 8-3A opener for both teams. Llano is 2-4 while Liberty Hill improved to 5-1.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense did a good job against the Panthers’ high-octane Single Wing attack in the first half, limiting the home team to 146 yards. LHHS led 21-14 at halftime.
But the dam burst after intermission. By game’s end the first-place Panthers had amassed 465 rushing yards on 45 carries and outscored Llano 33-7 in the second half – all while throwing nary a pass. None. Zip. Nada. It was Darrell Royal-style football, circa 1963.
Dawgs fall in final seconds to Lions, 36-31
The Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaking loss in their district opener Friday night in Brownwood, 36-31.
Burnet scored on the game’s opening drive but on the ensuing kick-off the Lions broke free for an 84-yard kickoff return touchdown. A missed extra point left the Dawgs on top 7-6 with 8:24 remaining in the first.
The Lions took their first lead with 1:18 left in the opening quarter on a 14-yard pass and catch. Following the PAT it was 13-7, Brownwood.
Burnet managed one more score before the break but Brownwood held a 27-14 lead after two more touchdowns in the second period.
When the second half began the Dawg’s defense forced a quick three and out and the offensive got things going with a score on their very first possession. Burnet moved to with in six following the PAT, 27-21.
On the Bulldogs first possession of the fourth quarter Trenton Hafley rolled off seven straight runs with the last being a five yard score. Austin Huff’s PAT split the poles putting the Dawgs back on top, 28-27.
The lead changed again with just 2:48 left in the contest. Brownwood’s drive stalled at the Burnet 20 and they elected to kick the field goal which was good putting them up, 30-28.
Burnet got off 10 plays that included a fourth down and inches pick-up to move to the Brownwood 19-yard line where they were eventually faced with a fourth and four. With just 31 seconds on the clock Huff sent a 36-yard field goal right down the middle and the Bulldog faithful erupted with the Dawgs once again in the lead, 31-28.
That energy made a fast leap across the field when on the ensuing kickoff the Lion deep man elected to bring out the ball from six yards deep. The gamble paid off as he cross the goal line with only 14 seconds remaining in the game. The PAT failed but Brownwood was on top, 36-31.
The Bulldogs ran two plays including a nice pick-up on a Derek Kiser to Cody Jones reception but time ran out and the Lions claimed the victory.
Brownwood, Gatesville, and Liberty Hill each picked up wins in the District 8-3A openers. Burnet will host Gatesville at Bulldog stadium this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. For complete game information and stats pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Good competition for cross country
The Burnet high school and middle school cross country teams enjoyed running against some great competition at Saturday’s meet in Round Rock.
"Round Rock is the site of the state cross country meet, and one of the largest meets we will compete in prior to the regional and state meets,” said head coach Stuart Dixon.
"The teams loved the competition and the atmosphere; they are fired up for their meet this Thursday in Lampasas,” added Dixon.
High School Results
The girls finished fifth out of 45 teams in their division. They were led by Abby Bullock, (12:45) who medaled with a 19 place finish out of 360 runners.
The boys finished 37 out of 49 teams. They were led by Drew Kiser, (17:24) who medaled with a 16 place finish out of 406 runners.
Other runners in the high school division included Nick Menchaca, 89, 18:56; Jordin Belmarez, 329, 22:13; Cody Beyer, 340, 22:29; Gage Blair, 386, 24:35; Tara Evers, 29, 12:58; Autumn Freasier, 47, 13:10; Jordan Boyles, 66, 13:20; Shaylah Hullum, 108, 13:42; Hailey Letterman, 193, 14:26; and Leslie Garrett, 301, 15:56.
To see middle school results from Round Rock pick up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Cedar Park rolls in 51-34 win over Mustangs
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Cedar Park rolled to a 37-0 lead at halftime and cruised to
51-34 win over Marble Falls at Gupton Stadium Friday night.
Cedar Park, the defending state Class 4A Division II
champions, backed Marble Falls up on its first possession of the game and
applied plenty of pressure.
Cedar Park scored on its first offensive play after forcing
a Marble Falls punt. Quarterback Nate Grimm hit Bill Estevanott racing behind
the Marble Falls defense on the Timberwolves first play from scrimmage for a
Faith Academy wins sixth straight in rout
From Staff Reports
Faith Academy ran its record to 6-0 on the season with a
49-8 win over St. Gerards Friday at Pony Stadium.
The Flames started with a bang with Royale Brown scoring on
a 69-yard run less than two minutes into the game.
Brown added another score in a 7-yard run at the 6:03 mark
of the first quarter.
The Flames scored three times in the second quarter and
led 35-0 at the break.
On the second play of the second half, Jacob Metcalf raced
42 yards for a score and the team’s played with a running clock the rest of the
With 44 seconds left in the third quarter Dalton Mayberry
scored on a 5-yard run. St. Gerards ran the ensuing kickoff back for a
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
In the big second quarter, Hanner Shipley had 1-yard run and
an 11-yard reception from Austin Ellis for two of the scores. Matt Manley also
added a 15-yard interception return for a score.
Cross country focused on goals
The Burnet high school cross country team continues to focus on goals they set at the beginning of the season and once again they proved this week that they are moving forward.
Burnet’s teams competed on Saturday at the Fredericksburg invitational which featured some solid teams from around Central Texas running on a hilly course.
The varsity girl’s team placed seventh out of 13 teams and was paced by medalists Tara Evers and Abby Bullock.
The varsity boys placed sixth out of 12 teams and were led by Drew Kiser.
"Our teams continue to work hard and are coming off the most difficult training month of their season,” said head cross country coach Stuart Dixon.
"They now enter the last month of the season, aiming toward district.”
For individual results read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.