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.
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.