It’s how you respond

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BULLETIN SPORTS

 

It’s no secret that the Burnet Bulldogs are in one of the toughest districts around. Friday night was proof that it’s gonna be a dog fight for all who want to take part in the post-season; in boy’s or girl’s sports.

Both the Lady Dawgs varsity volleyball team and the football team took one on the chin Friday night with lop-sided losses.

To put it mildly, it was no easy week for BHS sports as a whole, with China Spring made a clean sweep over all Bulldog football teams, while Liberty Hill did the same to our girls program a second time around.

We simply weren’t the better teams last week.

It’s easy for some to point fingers and say where things went wrong, and while it’s frustrating as a Bulldog fan just remember these young athletes never gave up fighting on the playing field; so don’t give up on them.

With the amount of talent piled up in our district, especially football, it’s a guarantee that good teams will be defeated every Friday night.

Everyone gets knocked down at some point or another; it’s how you pick yourself up and respond that will define you.

Burnet welcomes a tough Gatesville Hornet team to Bulldog Stadium this Friday. The Hornets had a 42-13 lead over Lampasas at one point but had to fight hard for a 56-42 victory over the Badgers.

The other contest in 13-4A last week was a back-and-forth game between La Vega and Liberty Hill. The Panthers carried an early lead but the Pirates came back and handed them a 34-20 loss.

So after week one, La Vega, China Spring, and Gatesville are 1-0; with Burnet, Liberty Hill and Lampasas sitting at 0-1.

It will most definitely be another interesting showdown this Friday night that has much of the state watching. It will be another battle of the unbeaten at China Spring with 6-0 La Vega rolling into town. Liberty Hill will march over to Lampasas with each team looking for an all important first district win, and Gatesville will come into Burnet for a match-up that is sure to have fans on the edge of their seats.

There will be no gimmes in this district.

My I See You this week goes to all the fans who stuck it out to the bitter end whether that be at volleyball or football. Those that were still cheering loud and proud until the final play was made, I See You.

There were several great sports performances out of BHS this week including outstanding golf games by Jess Luther and Colton Parker.

Luther shot an impressive 71 at the Teravista Meet to claim first place, while teammate Parker shot a fantastic round of 74 for a silver finish.

Luther also won the longest drive contest with a 364-yard drive.

On the cross country front the varsity girls team took fifth place overall and was paced by Trynadee Greenwell who finished ninth overall. Burnet’s top varsity boy was Tanner Abbott; JT Killebrew took first in the JV boys division. The JV girls top finisher was Izzy Ramon.

The cross country teams will run in Lampasas this Saturday for their district meet.

That’s all for this week. Thanks for reading the Burnet Bulletin.

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