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Burnet names Magnolia West coach new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Jason Byndom is the new defensive coordinator for the Burnet High School football team. Byndom was the defensive coordinator at Magnolia West High School northwest of Houston, where his defenses gave up an average of 17 points a contest. “He’s been a very successful coordinator for awhile,” Bulldogs […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — At Marble Falls High School, David Morgan was regarded as an under-the-radar college football prospect. Few powerhouse Football Bowl Subdivision programs extended scholarship offers to Morgan as he headed into his senior year in 2010-11. (more…)

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Marble Falls and Llano teams see several coaching changes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Area high schools continue with staff changes following resignations. At Marble Falls High School, the Mustangs football team team has a new co-offensive coordinator. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Jacob Metcalf (seated) signs his letter of intent to play football and run track for McMurry University on April 8 as parents Juley and Todd Metcalf look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls receiver Jacob Metcalf signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green recalled meeting “a scrawny little dude” two years ago when he took over the Mustangs team. On April 8, that player — senior receiver Jacob Metcalf — signed his letter of intent to play football and run track for […]

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Former Marble Falls High School football player and current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon has been working on the Marble Falls campus to get stronger after a season-ending injury last year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Mustang, current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon making up for lost time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Cyril Lemon still turns eyes when he’s at Marble Falls High School. The 2011 graduate, who spent the last football season on the New Orleans Saints’ injured reserve list, recently spoke to the current Mustang players. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson (seated) signs his letter of intent to play for Abilene Christian University on March 7 surrounded by his family: brother Ben (standing, left), parents Todd and Kim and brother Jacob. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet receiver Joel Johnson signs with Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior receiver Joel Johnson is trading in his kelly green for Abilene Christian University purple. Johnson signed his letter of intent to play for the Wildcats on March 7 and will be a preferred walk-on but qualified for some academic scholarships. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams have released their schedules for the 2016 season. While each squad knew its district opponents after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1, the game order and the date, site and time of each contest still had […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER INDIANAPOLIS — Former Marble Falls High School football standout David Morgan made the most of his NFL Combine appearance Feb. 25-27. The tight end, who played for the University of Texas at San Antonio, scored a 5.17 draft grade, which means he has a “better-than-average chance to make an NFL […]

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Llano High School senior Colton Center (middle) dons a University of Mary Hardin-Baylor visor after he signs his letter of intent to be a Crusader during a signing ceremony at Llano High School on Feb. 25. Also attending are Llano offensive coordinator Jarrett Vickers (left), line coach Bobby Williams, parents Jackie and Lance Center, Llano head coach Craig Slaughter and Llano High School Principal David Wuest. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano’s Colton Center to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Twelve months ago, Llano High School senior lineman Colton Center began the journey of trying to find the uniform he would wear for the next four years. (more…)

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Llano track coach, offensive coordinator takes job at Claude

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A Llano High School coaching resignation means athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter has another duty. Jarrett Vickers was named the head football coach and athletic director at Claude High School, which is near Amarillo. He was approved for hire Feb. 18. Vickers was the boys […]

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Burnet football looking for new defensive coordinator

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The departure of Burnet High School head boys track coach and defensive coordinator Kevin Hall has left a void in the Bulldogs coaching staff. Head coach Kurt Jones appointed assistant coach Billy Cook as the interim head track coach and has begun the process of finding a permanent […]

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Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ATLANTA — Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan has spent most of his teenage years preparing for the job interview of his life: the NFL Draft. The 2011 alumnus played tight end for the University of Texas at San Antonio then moved to Atlanta on Jan. 3 to focus on […]

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Marble Falls track, receivers coach hired as New Diana AD

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School coach Robbie Coplin will become the New Diana athletic director and head football coach, pending board approval Feb. 15. Coplin, who is the Mustangs head track-and-field coach and the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the football team, has been at Marble Falls […]

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Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker (left) and Ethan Reed at their signing ceremony Feb. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs Ryan Becker, Ethan Reed headed to SMU and Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker and Ethan Reed weren’t the only winners on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Becker signed to play for Southern Methodist University, while Reed will play for Abilene Christian University as a preferred walk-on. (more…)

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Highland Lakes high school football schedules taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While some high school football coaches still hadn’t finalized which weeks their teams would host and travel during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, they did know who they would play soon after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1. Season openers are Aug. 26. (more…)

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Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet's will be 'challenge'

Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet’s will be ‘challenge’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is saying goodbye to District 25-5A in the 2016-17 school year with the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, which was announced Feb. 1. The Mustangs’ new District 26-5A will be in place for two years. (more…)

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Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

Drive time to games will increase as Faith Academy moves to 4A

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — With realignment in the fall, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s closest opponent will now be 75 minutes away. Their farthest foe will be almost three hours away. (more…)

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Former Mustang, All-American David Morgan prepares for NFL Draft

Former Mustang, All-American David Morgan prepares for NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — When David Morgan graduated from Marble Falls High School in 2011, most fans knew he had the talent and work ethic to succeed as a tight end at the University of Texas at San Antonio. (more…)

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Marble Falls' Ryan Becker up for Subway Super Team

Marble Falls’ Ryan Becker up for Subway Super Team

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior offensive lineman Ryan Becker has been nominated for the inaugural Subway Super Team. (more…)

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Llano’s season ends with 49-6 second-round loss to Sinton

JENNIFER FIERRO STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Llano Yellow Jackets’ 49-6 second-round loss Nov. 20 to Sinton might have ended their season, but it didn’t take away from the team’s accomplishments this year. And that’s because of the obstacles the Jackets (4-8) had to overcome. (more…)

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Wyatt Casey (left), Blake Dillard (right) and the Llano defense have a tough task ahead of them when the Yellow Jackets face Sinton in the second round of the playoffs. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Edgewood Veterans Stadium, 1650 W. Thompson Place in San Antonio. Courtesy photo

Llano faces 10-0 Sinton and explosive quarterback

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A week after beating an 8-2 Crystal City opponent in a bi-district contest, the postseason doesn’t get easier for the Llano High School football team. The Yellow Jackets (4-7) of District 13-4A Division II will play Sinton (10-0), the District 15-4A Division II champion, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 […]

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Llano's Mason Greenwood runs the ball in the Yellow Jackets' 42-26 bi-district win against Crystal City on Nov. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano gets 10th playoff victory in a bi-district game vs. Crystal City

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BANDERA — The first offensive play of the night set the tone for the Llano High School football team’s 42-26 Class 4A Division II bi-district win, the program’s 10th postseason victory, against Crystal City on Nov. 13. (more…)

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Burnet senior quarterback Austin Moore celebrates the 13-yard touchdown by junior running back Preston Reeves (40) as sophomore receiver Sterling Galban (1) and junior offensive lineman Jemal Alexander join them. Photo by Diana Cox

Liberty Hill holds off Bulldogs 47-28 in bi-district contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR CEDAR PARK — The slot-T offense and a couple of explosive plays put the Burnet Bulldogs in a corner Nov. 13, but they still came out fighting against their rivals, the Liberty Hill Panthers, in a Class 4A Division I bi-district playoff game. (more…)

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Llano faces run-heavy Crystal City in bi-district game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — To ensure the Llano High School football team’s return to the Class 4A Division II playoffs isn’t short-lived, the Yellow Jackets must contain a potent Crystal City rushing attack, according to Llano head coach Craig Slaughter. The two teams meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Bulldog Field, […]

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Burnet Bulldogs face longtime foe Liberty Hill in first round

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — It’s not football season unless the Burnet Bulldogs and Liberty Hill Panthers meet. But instead of the two playing for a district championship, the teams clash in a Class 4A Division I bi-district championship Nov. 13. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at John Gupton Stadium, 200 […]

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Faith ends season with 63-12 loss to Schertz John Paul II

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team ended its season with a 63-12 loss to Schertz John Paul II on Nov. 6. The Flames (1-9 overall, 1-6 in Division III, District 3 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools), jumped out to a 12-0 […]

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