A Homecoming treat for Dawgs
The varsity Bulldog football team hosted Taylor Friday night and found a variety of ways to dash past the Ducks, 34-24. As expected, some of the Ducks could fly but Burnet’s defense found ways to keep their speed grounded for the most part, while their offensive teammates kept the hometown boys ahead on the scoreboard from start to finish.
The Bulldogs drew first blood. Bulldog quarterback Derek Kiser got off to a fantastic start completing his first five out of five passes to push deep into Duck territory. Burnet senior Blayne Parisher came up with a few clutch catches in the opening series including a nice seven-yard snag for the game’s opening score. Alex Melvin had his varsity debut Friday and drilled his first extra-point to make it 7-0 with 7:12 left in the first.
The homecoming crowd soon welcomed back Tyler Krause with cheers after he dropped the kickoff return-man for no gain at the Duck 22. Krause had his fans making more noise when he stuffed the third down ball carrier for a two-yard loss forcing a three and out punt.
The Bulldog’s second offensive series almost produced more points but a Melvin 30-yard field goal attempt missed the mark.
The two teams traded a few punts taking the game into the second quarter. Eve Medrano, Chase Mardis, and Kody Hall were each key factors in forcing those Taylor punts, Medrano, perhaps the biggest with a 12-yard sack.
Kiser slipped his surgical gloves back on and with a great supporting cast he went to work from his own 40. Trenton Hafley and Parisher made the first incisions but it was Cody Jones that cut deep into Duck territory with a nice 23-yard catch and run. After completely scanning all available options and covering lots of ground Dr. Kiser put it in the hands of his new assistant Korey Campbell who put another success story in the books with a 31-yard touchdown reception. Melvin’s PAT collected uno-mas to make it 14-0.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for a complete look at Burnet versus Taylor.
Lady Dawgs open district 1-0
The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball team played a fantastic game last Friday night beating Llano in three 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 to open district, 1-0.
The girls had a great night accumulating 27 kills, seven aces, and 10 blocks as a team.
"I was very impressed with the girl’s play tonight. We served aggressively and were able to keep Llano off balance from the line,” said coach Salye Coles.
"Our setters did a great job allowing our hitters to have multiple options on their hits, and our defense was quick and responsive, so when we have all that put together we are able to stay on the offensive side of the game,” added Coles.
Rose Bailey stood tall at the net with 10 kills, two digs, one solo block, and five assisted blocks.
Cassidy Connolly had six kills and three digs.
Jill Rosow finished with two kills, three aces, and six digs.
For complete stats and more game information pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Dawgs earn homecoming win, 32-24
The Burnet Bulldogs played their final pre-district game Friday night in Burnet. They welcomed the Taylor Ducks to town for their homecoming game and moved their record to 4-1 with a 34-24 win over the Ducks.
Burnet took a 7-0 lead on their first possession with a 7-yard Derek Kiser to Blayne Parisher touchdown. Alex Melvin added the PAT.
Flames stand up to run game in the end
The Faith Academy Flames survived their toughest test of the
season Friday night and came away with a 28-21 win over previously unbeaten
John Paul II of Schertz at Converse Judson’s Junior High Field.
The Flames (5-0) put up a solid effort against a
run-oriented team and were able to stave off the John Paul II team.
Great run for Cross Country
On Thursday the BHS cross country team competed at the Bill Bradley Invitational in Gatesville.
The varsity girls placed second out of seventeen teams and the boys placed 12.
Autumn Freasier medaled in the varsity girls division by placing eighth. Joe Parker returned to the team after facing an early season set-back and medaled in the JV boys division.
Once again the girls top five runners were fifty seconds apart from each other. This type of grouping really helps them be a successful team.
"This meet helped us in our preparation for our district meet which will be held on Oct. 23 in Gatesville. We were not only able to get familiar with the course but also with our district competitors whom were present at this meet,” said head cross country coach Stuart Dixon.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Bulletin for individual finishes.
Rough week for Lady Dawgs
It was a tough week for the varsity Lady Bulldogs who dropped two matches to Fredericksburg and Bandera. On Tuesday Burnet hosted the Lady Billies and came up short in three games, 17-25, 21-25, and 12-25.
On Friday they traveled to Bandera and fell in four, 9-25, 25-20, 21-25, 11-25. No other information was available on these games.
The JV girls also lost two matched last week. They were defeated by Fredericksburg on Tuesday 14-25, 25-16, 18-25, and Bandera on Friday, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25.
The freshman volleyball team defeated Fredericksburg on Tuesday in two games, 25-15, 25-19. "We started out the match with some great intensity and team work,” said coach Brent Kelley.
"The scrappiness in which we played dictated what Fredericksburg was able to do. We dug and blocked their attacks which I’m sure frustrated them, in turn causing them to make errors. We had to tweak our line-up just a bit but the girls adjusted great. Again, I’m proud of how we are improving every time we step on the court,” added Kelley.
Like their older counterparts the freshman had a tough time against Bandera on Friday. The girls lost in three, 16-25, 25-21, 23-25.
On Friday, Sept. 13 the freshman volleyball team traveled to Wimberley and came home with a great win, 20-25, 26-24, 25-20. "As you can see from the scores this was a tough match. All three sets went back and forth. We played scrappy and smart and made plays when we needed them. We needed all 11 girls stepping up and they did,” said Kelley.
For more information on BHS volleyball pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Rain stops JV game
The JV Bulldogs were looking to improve their perfect record last Thursday night when they hosted Canyon Lake’s Hawks.
Unfortunately the game was called early in the second quarter due to lightening but the Dawgs were already holding a 9-0 lead at that time.
Burnet took first possession and moved the ball down-field with runs by Keedrik Hill and passes between Austin Moore and Wesley Shackelford.
Moore also connected with Joel Johnson for a first down on the drive.
On second down near midfield Moore dropped back and threw to Alex Melvin who came up with a highlight one-handed catch that put Burnet in great field position with a first and goal from the six.
The drive ended with a third down interception in the endzone resulting in a touchback for the Hawks.
With solid defensive play by Kendric Guthrie, Peyton Utsey, and Mason Campbell the Hawks were soon faced with a fourth and 11. The punt snap sailed over the kickers head and under pressure by Trenton Rockafellow he fell on it in the endzone for a safety putting Burnet on the board, 2-0 with 3:10 left in the first.
Utsey had a nice return on the ensuing kick setting Burnet up with a first and 10 from the 50.
For complete game information see Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Dawgs spoil Hawk's homecoming
The Bulldogs spoiled Canyon Lake’s homecoming Friday night by defeating the Hawks 34-7. The skies busted loose just before kick-off and it was non-stop rain throughout the entire first half of play and all of halftime.
Burnet only had possession of the ball three times in the first half. After holding the Hawks the Dawg’s first drive lasted 12-plays and was capped by a Derek Kiser to Brock Foster 9-yard touchdown. With 5:42 left in the first Austin Huff added the PAT to put Burnet on top, 7-0.
Canyon Lake responded with a clocking draining 10-play drive that resulted in a 7-yard rushing score. The PAT tied things up at 7-7 just before the start of the second quarter.
The Dawgs came-up short on a fourth and 10 during their next drive turning the ball over on downs. The Hawks rattled off 13-plays before coming up short on a fourth and 16 which gave the Dawgs their third possession with just over three minutes left in the half.
Burnet took advantage of the opportunity with some nice running by Trenton Hafley and catches by Blayne Parisher. On third and 10 from the Canyon Lake 37 Kiser found a streaking Cody Jones and hit him in stride for the score. The PAT was no good making it 13-7.
In just over a minute Canyon Lake drove to the Burnet 13-yard line but faced with very little time and a third and 11 they elected to try the field goal. Jeremy Ayers put a stop to that threat as he broke around the end and blocked the kick sending the game into the half.
Burnet received the second-half kick-off but failed to convert a fourth down attempt turning the ball over on downs.
Hunter Thomas, Chase Mardis, Kody Jones, Cameron Chafin, Lance Armentrout and Eric Walker all got in on the defensive action in this series and Burnet soon had the ball back following a punt.
It took nine plays this time but on the heels of Kiser and Hafley the Bulldogs pushed to the Hawk 33. One snap later it was a Kiser to Parisher connection followed by a Foster two-point catch that had the Dawgs leading, 21-7.
On a fourth down play at the very end of the third quarter Hall, Austin Cox, and Walker dropped an attempted Hawk runner giving Burnet the ball to start the fourth quarter.
With 10:46 in the fourth Foster swept around the right side for his second score of the night. The PAT failed, 27-7.
Burnet returned to the end zone one more time on a 42-yard pass from Kiser to Jones. Campbell tacked on the PAT giving Burnet a 34-7 lead which was eventually the final.
The Bulldogs will host Taylor next Friday night for homecoming. Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for a complete list of scheduled events as well as stats and more details from the Canyon Lake game.
Llano shows up flat in shutout loss
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.
Lady Dawgs beat Luling
The varsity Lady Bulldogs traveled to Luling last Tuesday night and picked up their third-straight victory in a three game match, 25-10, 25-17, 25-10.
"These girls have done nothing but get better and better as the season progresses,” said head coach Salye Coles.
"They are an incredible group of young ladies and work hard every single day. They take their experiences on the court and learn from both the good and the bad.”
"After two hard fought matches against Bandera and Ingram, where the outcome was not what we wanted, the girls were extremely determined to make the changes needed. The results have been three consecutive victories. I am so proud of these young ladies and feel like their steady growth and maturity will have the perfect peak with district and the play-offs in our near future,” added Coles.
To see complete game stats please read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.