Bulldogs cruise to 4-0



It was a week of homecoming fun at BHS, from a lengthy parade of floats, to the bonfire, and the crowning of the king and queen. There was lots of fun to be had. There were many painted on smiles, and some spectacular mums, but when the action started Friday night it was back to business for the Bulldogs.

The Crockett Cougars rolled into town Friday night and the Bulldog wasted little time posting points.

In their opening drive the Bulldogs rattled off eight-plays before Tyler Torres put three on the board for Burnet with a 28-yard kick.

Great defensive play by Kyle Cavender, Alex Gonzalez, and Rowdy Holmes shortly forced a Cougar punt.

The Bulldogs next offensive series ended on a fourth down attempt, but another Holmes pressured pass soon forced a second Cougar punt.


Good openers for sub-varsity



The JV and freshman Bulldogs opened their 2016 football season on Thursday with games in Austin against Reagan. No extended stats were available for the freshman game but it was known that Burnet shutdown and shutout their opponent, 24-0.

In the JV game Austin Reagan scored in the first quarter on an 11-yard run. They took an 8-0 lead after successfully cashing in a two-point conversion.

Burnet answered in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run by Ryan Jackson, but the conversion failed leaving the Dawgs trailing, 8-6.

The second half produced no scoring by either team. A late Burnet drive had team green moving quickly down the field but a questionable penalty put them in a big hole and they were unable to score. The game ended in Reagan’s favor, 8-6.

Despite the outcome it was a well fought battle by the JV. Many expect good things from this team moving into the season.


The storm after the storm, 55-12



The Burnet Bulldog football team opened the season in dramatic fashion Friday night with a 55-12 victory over the visiting Reagan Raiders. Skies were ominous but the game began as scheduled.

The rowdy Bulldog crowd was more than ready for some Friday night football, little did they know they would get some early Saturday morning football too.

After trading punts early the Dawgs struck first. Burnet running back Tyler Ford raced into the limelight early and often and proved to be built Ford tough as he busted through tackles again and again to help set-up Burnet’s first touchdown.

Quarterback Koby Edwards found the birthday boy Sterling Galban for the first score of the game on a 12-yard toss. There were more gifts to come for Galban. The drive lasted seven plays and covered 68-yards putting Burnet up 7-0 after Tyler Torres hit the mark on the kick after with 5:07 left in the first.


Dawgs tested by Lions in first scrimmage



The Burnet Bulldog football teams traveled to Brownwood on Friday to finally test themselves against someone other than their own teammates. What awaited was a tough pop-quiz of a team full of Lion pride. If touchdowns were all that mattered to you, then the Lions got the edge on all three Burnet teams, but there’s a lot more to learn at a scrimmage than endzone celebrations.

It was actually a good look for both squads on every level.

The JV and freshman teams got off to a later start than expected, but once the bad weather cleared out it was go time. Fans quickly found out that running back Donavan Seiley can take a licking and keep on ticking and that freshman Hunter King can rattle your jaw.

There was plenty of success, but weak areas were also exposed and that’s what scrimmages are for.


Burnet Bulldog Football Schedule


District 13-4A, Division I

Burnet Bulldogs

8-26 – Austin Reagan             7:30 p.m.

9-2 – Marble Falls                   7:30 p.m.

9-9 – at Fredericksburg           7:30 p.m.

9-16 --   Austin Crockett          7:30 p.m.

9-23 – at Llano                        7:30 p.m.

10-7 – at China Spring            7:30 p.m.

10-14 – Gatesville                   7:30 p.m.

10-21 – at Liberty Hill            7:30 p.m.

10-28 – Lampasas                   7:30 p.m.

11-4 – at LaVega                    7:30 p.m.


Lampasas Badgers

8-26 – Fredericksburg             7:30 p.m.

9-2 – Waco Robinson             7:30 p.m.

9-9 – Wimberley                     7:30 p.m.

9-16 -- Lorena                         7:30 p.m.

9-23 – at Canyon Lake           7:30 p.m.

10-7 – at Gatesville                 7:30 p.m.

10-14 – Liberty Hill                7:30 p.m.


Shipley to lead Flames football program



Stephen Shipley, the fifth all-time leading receiver in TCU history, brings name recognition to the Faith Academy football program.

Shipley has been named the head football coach for the local private school and will lead the team into its fifth year of 11-man football.

“I’m excited, he brings knowledge, experience and name recognition,’’ Faith Academy athletic director Randy Denton said. “He can help us continue to move forward with the program.’’

Denton will hand over the duties of the football program to Shipley, who takes the job after coaching the Flames in 7-on-7 football in the summer.

Shipley, who has a full-time job in Odessa, said he had to work out his schedule to be able to devote the needed energy to lead the Flames.


Dawgs ready for 7 on 7 State Championships



The Bulldog 7 on 7 team played their final league play games in Georgetown on Monday night. They have had more than month of solid practices and competitions since they qualified for the State Tournament at their host event in May.

Burnet was scheduled to play in two other qualifying tournaments, both in June at Gatesville and Brownwood, but a team can only qualify once so they did not attend.

They have been working hard and earning victories in Georgetown’s weekly league play games.

They have totaled three wins, two losses, and one tie while playing Georgetown I, Georgetown II, Cedar Ridge, Pflugerville, Hendrickson I, Hendrickson II, and Georgetown Eastview, all very talented teams.

Coach Earl Foster says he is very pleased with what he has been seeing from this year’s squad.


Cowboys open season 3-0


In their second year the Burnet County Cowboys have almost matched their win total from season one that ended 4-5 with an early playoff exit. The Cowboys are a local semi-pro team in their second year that is made up mostly of former Burnet and Llano county athletes.

With a much improved offensive line anchored by 2015 Burnet graduates Christopher and Christian Saldivar, and veteran Ira Franklin the Cowboys are moving the chains.

Jimmy Shannon directs the team at quarterback and frequently hands off to 2010 BHS grad Jathan Craig and 2011 BHS grad Dustin Kuehler, who split time in the backfield.

These two have done an outstanding job, while receivers Torry Foster, another former Bulldogs, and CT Evans help stretch the field with their speed.


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