Bulldogs are let loose


From The Dawg House

  • Wayne Craig
    Wayne Craig

To quote an AC/DC lyric, “It’s been a long time, I’m glad to be back.”

With high school sports cranking up at BHS this past week it added some sense of normalcy for many of our local Bulldog fans.

Not all schools got that privilege. Faith Academy and Marble Falls are amongst the many who will have to wait another month before starting their fall sports seasons.

This COVID pandemic has certainly brought on some changes in our daily lives. I’m just hoping things get back to normal sooner rather than later, although I know that’s wishful thinking.

The BHS Lady Dawg volleyball teams got to shed their COVID masks over the weekend as they stepped on the courts in Glen Rose for some scrimmage action. Normally this is a huge tournament style scrimmage that draws teams from all over the state, this year looked much different as any type of tournament play has been banned.

On Tuesday Burnet’s girls welcomed Blanco and Fredericksburg to their courts for the official season openers in a dual match. The freshman and JV squads will also be at home this Friday for matches against Johnson City.

The varsity girls will travel to Johnson City on Saturday morning, Aug. 15 for a dual match with the Lady Eagles and Peaster.

Your next opportunity to catch all three at home will be on Aug. 21 when Johnson City and Lampasas come to town. With all schools above the 4A level having their seasons delayed Burnet will face the same teams numerous times to get in as many games as possible before district begins on Sept. 22.

While the Lady Dawgs would love to have your support, ticket sales will look different this year. All sales will be online with participant families having the first option to buy general admission tickets.

You can find more info on ticket sales at the Burnet CISD website.

The football boys battled each other, and the triple digit heat this past week, before getting in some intra-squad scrimmage time on Saturday.

It’s still early to throw around any real praises but at the varsity level the defensive players seem to have the upper hand. One of the plays-of-theday was made by a young man named Crawford, denying a deep pass to a varsity veteran, as to say, not on my watch. His actions got his defensive teammates and coaches riled up.

The Bulldogs will scrimmage the Lake Belton Broncos at home at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 20. Burnet’s first game of the season will also be at home on Friday, Aug. 28 when the Jarrell Cougars come to town.

There have been some noteworthy happenings over these past few COVID controlled months. One of those came from the tennis courts where BHS athlete Zaida Freeman won a tournament in Horseshoe Bay. Congratulations Ms. Freeman. See more on that accomplishment in this week’s sports section.

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