Dawgs take second place in 8-3A
The Burnet Bulldogs defeated the Lampasas Badgers on the road Friday night 42-28. The win moves the Dawgs district record to 3-2 and will have Burnet entering the playoffs as the second place team, first big school representative. A 40-38 Llano win over Brownwood on Friday night will have the Lions facing Stephenville in round one while the Bulldogs draw Alvarado for Bi-District action. Liberty Hill defeated Gatesville to finish as the 8-3A district champs with a perfect record and Llano will also enter the playoffs as a small school representative.
The Bulldog jumped out to a 7-0 lead on the game’s first drive with a Brock Foster six-yard touchdown run which was set-up by a couple of first down connections between Derek Kiser and Blayne Parisher. The Badgers quickly answered and when the first drew to a close it was a tied game at 7-7.
With 1:38 left in the half the Badgers scored on a four-yard run and after the successful PAT it was Lampasas on top, 14-7.
A determined Bulldog team answered in just 35 seconds. Two more lengthy connections between Kiser and Parisher set Burnet up at the Lampasas 20. Kiser dropped back once again this time finding Darius Johnson for the tying scoring after Huff’s PAT, 14-14.
With 55 seconds on the clock on a second and seven from their own 28 a Badger back busted loose and was eventually stopped short of the goal line by Jamal Brown. After a penalty Lampasas cashed in a eight-yard score. Jeremy Ayers blocked the PAT which made the score 20-14 Badgers at the break.
On Burnet’s second possession of the third quarter one Trenton Hafley run followed by two Foster runs resulted in a seven-yard score for Foster. With 4:35 left in the third Huff split the poles putting the Dawgs on top 21-20 which was also the score at the end of the period.
Foster returned to the end zone with 9:58 left in the fourth and after Huff’s kick it was Bulldogs 28-20. Just five seconds later Foster dashed into the end zone again on play one following an botched kickoff recovery by Jake McElroy. Huff added the PAT putting the Dawgs on top, 35-20.
Foster wasn’t quite done, on third and eight from the Lampasas 16 Kiser found the speedy sophomore and he once again trotted to the end zone for his fifth score of the night. Huff made good on the PAT putting Burnet up 42-20.
The Badgers added a late score and a two point conversion to bring the final to 42-28. Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for a complete game recap and information about the Bi-District match between Burnet and Alvarado.
Llano wins way into playoffs, 40-38
By Jim Goodson
Llano barged into the playoffs by defeating Brownwood 40-38 Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets (5-5, 3-2) will play Glen Rose (5-5, 3-2) in round one next Friday night. Time and site is to be determined.
"This is everything we’ve dreamed of,” quarterback Layton Rabb said after the game. "Most of us seniors have been playing together since we were little kids. This is a great feeling.”
Rabb is now Llano High’s all-time passing leader despite missing four games his senior year. He completed 12 of 20 passes for 285 yards and four touchdowns against Brownwood to bring his career total to 4,083 yards, surpassing the 2,614 yards of his big brother Preston Rabb, who Layton describes as his "idol growing up.”
Junior Tommy Yelvington’s interception with 31 seconds left sealed the deal against the proud Lions (2-3, 5-5) and quarterback Chris Keesee, who was frantically trying to pass BHS into position for a game-winning field goal.
"We were in Cover Two and he (Keesee) just threw it short,” Yelvington said. "This is just an awesome feeling.”
Running back Carter Tatsch was held to 49 yards rushing, but he scored four touchdowns on runs of four and 26 yards and receptions of 18 and 67 yards. "This was our last game on this field and we wanted to go out winners,” Tatsch said. He was an inspiration all night with his hard-nosed running and receiving/
Senior Chance Ware, who can play every position on the field, hauled in a 71-yard touchdown pass from Rabb on the second play of the second half to give Llano a 27-17 lead.
The rollicking second half was a battle of wills – and Brownwood blinked, committing two turnovers and 10 penalties. For the second game in a row Llano played a flawless game: no turnovers of any kind.
"That’s a testament to our kids,” head coach Craig Slaughter said. "That’s good football."
Faith Åcademy closes unbeaten regular season
Faith Academy completed its unbeaten regular season with a
50-19 victory over Central Texas Christian Friday night at Pony Stadium.
The Flames completed their regular season at 10-0 overall with
their sixth home victory.
The Flames win the TAPPS Division III-District 4 title and
will await seeding for the playoffs, which begin in two weeks.
Many of the team’s in TAPPS complete their seasons next
week. Last year, Faith Academy played Cypress
Christian in the first round of the playoffs and then were eliminated by Hallettsville
Sacred Heart in the second round
Dawgs even record at 2-2
The Burnet Bulldogs moved their district record to 2-2 on Friday night with a 35-14 win over the visiting Llano Yellowjackets. The Dawgs scored the game’s first points with 3:29 left in the opening quarter on a two-yard Brock Foster run. Austin Huff added the PAT to put Burnet up 7-0.
With 7:09 left in the half Llano’s Carter Tatsch pushed across the goal line for a three-yard score and following the PAT kick the ball game was tied, 7-7.
Burnet regained their lead before the break with touchdowns on back-to-back possessions. The first was a 22-yard Derek Kiser to Blayne Parisher connection and the two hooked up again from 11-yards out for Burnet’s third score. Huff made both PAT’s to put the Dawgs on top, 21-7 at the break.
Llano took the second half kickoff and drove down-field in nine plays scoring with a little trickery on a 44-yard halfback pass. The PAT hit its mark making it 21-14 with 8:13 left in the third.
Seven plays later the Bulldogs returned to the end zone, this time on a Kiser three-yard keep. Huff split the poles and Burnet led, 28-14 with 5:50 in the third.
Both defenses continued to do battle but with just 4:35 remaining in the game Foster ran right up-the-gut for a three-yard score. Huff tacked on the PAT making it 35-14 which was eventually the final.
Llano will host Brownwood next Friday night for the district finale, while the Bulldogs travel to Lampasas.
For a complete recap of Friday’s game pick-up Wednesday’s edition of the Burnet Bulletin.
Panthers slip past Dawgs, 14-7
The Burnet Bulldogs fell to 1-2 in district play Friday night with a 14-7 loss to the Liberty Hill Panthers who moved to 3-0 in 8-3A. Liberty Hill took first possession and ran off nine plays before being faced with a fourth and eight from the Burnet 27. The Panther QB dropped back looking to pass, was flushed out of the pocket by Chase Mardis and then rocked by Taylor Barksdale which caused a fumble that Cameron Chafin recovered for Burnet.
Burnet only ran three plays and gained just two-yards before being forced to punt. Liberty Hill’s next drive produced the game’s first points when on second and seven from the Burnet 34 a Panther busted loose and rumbled into the endzone. The PAT was good putting Liberty Hill on top, 7-0 with 3:19 in the first.
With 4:59 left in the half Burnet tried a 40-yard field goal but the kick sailed wide right and eventually the first half ended with the Panthers on top, 7-0.
The third quarter went by scoreless but with 8:12 left in the fourth Liberty Hill punched in a one-yard score and following the PAT they led, 14-0. The Panthers were able to keep the Bulldog offense on the sidelines when on the ensuing kickoff they recovered an onside kick. They ran off seven plays before Kody Hall and Lance Armentrout stopped them short on a fourth and seven attempt at the Burnet 29.
It only took two plays and 20 seconds for the Dawgs to march to the end zone. Derek Kiser hooked up with Brock Foster on down one and after slipping off a tackle at the 30 he raced all the way to the Panther nine. On the very next play Kiser hit Blayne Parisher on the right side of the zone. After Austin Huff’s PAT it was 14-7 with 4:15 to play.
Three plays later the Panthers were in punt formation. On second and five Kiser hit Parisher in the center of the field moving the ball into Liberty Hill territory at the 34. Two incomplete passes and a short connection to Cody Jones left the Dawgs facing a fourth and five from the Liberty Hill 10 with 49 seconds left to play. Burnet went to the air and the pass was picked off sealing the Panthers win, 14-7.
In other district news the 0-2 Lampasas Badgers knocked off Brownwood 61-56 with a last minute score while the Llano Yellow Jackets defeated Gatesville, 37-25. Burnet will host Llano on Friday, Nov. 1. For complete game information pick up Wednesday's Bulletin.
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.