Great traditional meet for Dust Dawgs
On Friday the Burnet cross country Dust Dawgs participated in their first traditional meet of the 2013 season at the large Pflugerville Invitational at North East Metro Park.
The girls team had a fantastic showing placing second out of nine teams in attendance. Their success can be credited to the fact that there was only 45-seconds between their first and fifth runners.
Individually Tara Evers placed 12 out of 61 to earn a medal.
"This is a first in about six years that a Burnet varsity girls team has placed that high in a meet, so it’s a great way for us to start our season,” said coach Stuart Dixon.
The Burnet boys also did a nice job against quality competition placing seventh out of 12 teams. Drew Kiser finished third overall earning a medal.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for individual results.
Team Tennis plays first matches
The Bulldog tennis team recently traveled to Liberty Hill for their first team tennis match of the season.
Unfortunately rain prevented them from finishing the match but it is rescheduled for Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. also in Liberty Hill.
Burnet’s mixed doubles team of Hailey Wilson and Price Carpenter came out with a very quick win over Maxwell and Warner with a count of 8-0.
Micayla Light and Brooke Hemphill lost in doubles, 8-3.
Austin Hall and Austin Crain also lost their doubles match in Liberty Hill, 8-5.
As a group the Burnet team was down 5-0 early with many unforced errors. They were able to come back and tie it up at 5-5 before the rain ended the meet.
Light, Hemphill, Hall, and Crain will also plays singles at the next match.
For more information on Bulldog team tennis read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Stangs escape with 56-51 win
The Burnet Bulldogs and Marble Falls Mustangs put up a combined 107 points in Friday night’s grid-iron grudge match with the Stangs coming out on top, 56-51.
Burnet fumbled the first two kick-offs of the game and Marble Falls recovered each of them. With just over one minute gone from the contest the Stangs had a 14-0 lead.
Burnet posted their first score on a 20-yard Derek Kiser pass to Blayne Parisher and with 1:48 left in the first it was 14-7 Marble Falls.
Early in the second quarter the turnover bug struck the Dawgs again and six plays later Marble Falls cashed it in to go up 21-7.
Following a Chase Mardis interception Kiser hit Parisher from 6-yards out but a missed extra-point left the Dawgs trailing 20-13.
Each team added one more score before the break and at the half the Stangs held a 28-20 lead.
After the break it was back and forth scoring for each team, and at the end of the third it was 49-35 with Marble Falls still in the lead.
Burnet found themselves trailing 56-42 with seven minutes left to play. Kiser and company went to work and with great catches by Cody Jones and Parisher the Dawgs set-up a first and goal from the 4-yard line. Trenton Hafley took a screen pass and made some nice moves to break into the endzone with just 3:04 to play. Austin Huff hit the PAT bringing the score to 56-49.
Lance Armentrout sent the hometown crowd into a frenzy when he recovered the ensuing onside kick giving the Dawgs another shot. Complete passes to Jones and Parisher moved Burnet inside the redzone, but one run resulting in a loss and two incomplete passes had Burnet looking at a fourth and 11 from the Marble Falls 20. Kiser completed the pass to Hafley who fought hard but the play came up short.
The Mustangs ran 1:26 off the clock with two run plays, two knees, and a safety which ended the game and brought the final score to 56-51.
Burnet totaled 574 yards of total offense. Kiser threw for 353 yards and rushed for 90 more. Hafley carried the ball 21 times for 130 yards. Marble Falls had 415 yards passing. Garrett Gray finished with 14 receptions for 202 yards and five touchdowns. The Stangs totaled 455 yards.
Pick-up Wednesday’s edition of the Burnet Bulletin for complete game information.
Faith Academy wins, 28-7
Faith Academy jumped out to an early lead and dominated in a
28-7 victory over Eastside Memorial Friday night at Pony Stadium.
Austin Ellis opened the scoring with a 1-yard run for the
Flames and sophomore Jacob Metcalf displayed his speed with a pair of long runs
to help the team coast to a 28-0 halftime lead.
Great week for Lady Dawgs
The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball team added two wins to their record last week defeating Bangs on Tuesday and Rockdale on Friday.
Tuesday night’s contest against Bangs took four games and extra play to decide.
Game one took multiple extra points to decide but eventually Bangs claimed the victory, 29-27.
Game two also saw extra points on the board but this time it was the Lady Dawgs who earned a win, 27-25.
Burnet also won games three and four, 25-20, 25-12 to take the match.
Rose Bailey added up nine kills, two digs, three solo blocks, and two assisted blocks.
Senior Cassidy Connolly had a great performance with 11 kills, two aces, and eight digs.
Jill Rosow was high on the kills list with nine. She also had a team leading four aces, and chipped in four digs.
Brandi Bond contributed 1 kill, three aces, and one dig.
Madison Hall was all over the place with one kill, three digs, one solo block, and two assisted blocks.
Kasey Taylor led the girls with 13 assists, she also had one kill and five digs.
Colette Boyd posted two kills. Miranda Weeks scored two aces and led the team with 17 digs.
Sami Hogan put-up 11 assists and four digs, while Danielle Lindley contributed eight digs.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for Burnet versus Rockdale scores and stats.
JV moves to 2-0
The JV football team moved their season record to 2-0 last Thursday night with an impressive road win over the Rockdale Tigers.
Burnet took first possession and after a 10-yard kick-off return by Wyatt Shepperd they set-up shop on the 25-yard line.
The very first snap of the game sailed over Bulldog QB Austin Moore’s head and Rockdale managed to recover the ball at the Bulldog 1-yard line.
It only took one play for the Tigers to punch it into the enzone and after a successful two point conversion Rockdale had an 8-0 lead with 9:30 left in the first.
Following Caleb Alexander’s 9-yard return on the kick-off the Bulldogs had a first and 10 from their own 34. Moore dropped back and found great pocket protection from Drew Baker, Kendric Guthrie, Sawyer Fisher, Michael Harris, and Tristan Briggs which allowed him to hit Joel Johnson in stride for a 66-yard touchdown. The PAT failed leaving Burnet trailing, 8-6.
Jes Craig had a solid special teams tackle to stop the Tigers on their own 38-yard line. On play number one Cullen Ferril, Peyton Utsey, and Ty Buster quickly dropped the runner for no return so on second down the Tigers went to the air.
Utsey was once again in on the defensive play but this time it was with an interception that he returned 16-yards to the Tiger 29.
Burnet was soon hit with multiple penalties and an incomplete fourth down pass left them empty.
Trent Rockafellow, Craig, Buster, and Ferrill interrupted Rockdale’s offensive scheme and before you knew it Burnet once again marched their offense back on the field after Shepperd picked-off a Tiger pass and returned it to the Bulldog 35. It was a short lived possession as the Tigers returned the favor snagging a Burnet pass and a personal foul facemask didn’t help the situation.
Craig ended the first quarter of play with a nice tackle for a loss that quickly put the Tigers in a hole. Two plays later the defense once again claimed the ball for Burnet this time on an Alexander fumble recovery.
For complete game information see Wednesday’s edition of the Burnet Bulletin.
Cross country at Run for your Oats
During the Labor Day weekend the BMS cross country team kicked-off their season at the Run for your Oats race in Bertram.
"These runners only had two official practices before this meet but they did a great job,” said coach Natalie Shannon.
Seventh-grade girls participants for Burnet included Fatima Rodriguez who finished first in the 12U division with a 28:15.
She was followed by Makenzie Gatlin in second, 28:46; Emma Lewis, third, 28:47; and Sydni Oliver, 43:48.
Zoe Stubblefield ran for the eighth-grade girls and posted a 27:13.
Bodie Muccigrossi turned in a 38:10 for the seventh-grade boys.
Eighth-grade boys who competed included Tanner Abbott, 24:10; Blayne Champlin, 24:11; Cole Younger, 25:47; Jacob Foshee, 38:10; and Hunter Woodrum, 39:43.
For more middle school cross country pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Dawgs move to 2-0
The Burnet Bulldogs hosted their home opener Friday night welcoming the Rockdale Tigers to town and when it was all said and done the Dawgs moved their season record to 2-0 with a 20-9 win. Burnet scored with 7:22 left in the first on a 32-yard Austin Huff field goal and at the end of the first the scored remained Burnet 3-Rockdale 0.
With just 1:34 left in the half Rockdale tied the game with a 35-yard field goal make it 3-3 at the break.
On the Dawgs second possession of the third quarter Huff sent up a beauty of a punt which hit the Rockdale return man and Brock Foster quickly pounced on the ball giving Burnet new life at the Tiger 17-yard line.
After three plays and an offsides penalty Huff added another 32-yard field goal with 1:51 left in the third quarter to put Burnet on top 6-3.
Following a couple of back and forth punts the Bulldogs used some great catches by Cody Jones and Darius Johnson to push the ball deep into Rockdale territory. On first and goal from the 2-yard line the Dawgs went to their power package and a direct snap to Trenton Hafley resulted in the game’s first touchdown. Huff tacked on the PAT and with 8:46 remaining the Dawgs had a 13-3 lead.
Jeremy Ayers helped lead Burnet’s next defensive stop and in just four short plays team green once again had control of the ball.
Derek Kiser completed pass to Hafley and Foster before Hafley took the honors from 2-yards out. Huff split the poles for the point after giving Burnet a 20-3 lead with just 3:37 to play.
The Tigers added a touchdown of their own on a quarterback sneak with just 1:15 left on the clock. Ayer dashed into the backfield on the PAT attempt and blocked the kick which brought the final score to 20-9 in the Bulldog’s favor.
Burnet who is currently 2-0 will host the Marble Falls Mustangs who moved to 1-1 after defeating Smithville on Friday night. It’s sure to be a packed house so get there early. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. For more on the Burnet win over Rockdale as well as complete game stats pick-up Wednesday’s edition of the Burnet Bulletin.
JV wins big in opener
The JV Bulldog football team opened their 2013 season with a bang, quite literally.
The Dawgs kicked-off to Fredericksburg and Mason Campbell put a hard lick on the return man causing a fumble that he also recovered giving Burnet quick possession at the Billie’s 27-yard line.
With just 16-second off the first quarter clock, on the Dawgs very first offensive snap, Austin Moore connected with Wesley Shackelford for a touchdown. After Alex Melvin’s PAT Burnet led 7-0.
It seemed that the defense couldn’t wait to flex their muscles and thanks to the combined efforts of Wyatt Shepperd, Gabe Tercero, Keedrik Hill, Trent Rockafellow, and Campbell the Billies were forced three and out.
Burnet increased their lead to 14-0 on their next possession with a couple of passes from Moore to Shackelford and Joel Johnson, along with a healthy dose of running by Hill.
Pick up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for the complete story.
Dawgs win season opener
The skies across Texas lit-up Friday night as most Lone Star teams suited up for some grid iron action.
High school football has the biggest fan-base of any sport, hands down, and those that traveled to Fredericksburg’s Battlin Billie Stadium Friday night were treated to a great game.
The Billies are a team on the rise and in pre-game conversation their chain crew assured, "It’s the best team Fredericksburg’s put together in at least 10 years.”
Looking at their size and knowing more than 10-year history, that’s quite a statement.
Let the game begin. Burnet’s deep man Trenton Hafley had the Dawgs setting up shop at their own 26. Five plays into action QB Derek Kiser found Cody Jones on a quick screen and his lead blocking was spot on starting with Zach McLeskey on the edge.
Jared McHazlett, the Saldivar twins Christian and Christopher, and Jarrett Thornley showed tremendous hustle with lengthy down-field blocks, while Jones juked and jived all the way to the Fredericksburg five.
The Dawgs slipped a bit at this point and when Austin Huff’s 24-yard field goal attempt bounced off the right up-right the home crowd sounded off with cheers.
Burnet’s defense had their backs. Guys like Kody Hall, Eric Walker, Chase Mardis, and Hunter Thomas had the Billies in punt formation after five plays.
Punt return man Darius Johnson made some nifty moves to put Burnet at their own 34.
A quick Kiser to Blayne Parisher strike had the Bulldogs galloping into Billie’s territory to their 46-yard line.
Johnson added 12 more steps before Kiser found a wide-open Brock Foster down the left sideline for a 34-yard touchdown connection. Huff’s extra point was good to make it 7-0 with 5:16 left in the first.
See Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin for complete game information and stats.