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Faith Academy reassigns head football coach to junior high

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy head football coach Russ Roberts confirmed his reassignment as the junior high football coach as of Dec. 16. Roberts served as the varsity head football coach for five seasons before being moved to his new position.

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Marble Falls’ Hanner Shipley to play in All-American Bowl game

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF ORLANDO — Marble Falls High School senior offensive lineman and tight end Hanner Shipley has accepted an invitation to play in the Offense Defense All-American Bowl. The game is 5 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. Shipley will play for the West team.

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Drayton McLane talks Astros and Baylor Bears with Horseshoe Bay club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — When Drayton McLane was considering taking over as owner of the Houston Astros, he had to convince two people who disagreed with the prospect. His parents. The McLanes, being very religious, did not like that the Astros played on Sundays.

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Burnet football players pick up MVPs, all-district honors

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Several Burnet High School football players were chosen for all-District 13-4A Division I teams, and two received some of the highest honors by coaches. Junior quarterback Austin Moore is the district’s Most Valuable Player, while senior linebacker Kody Hall is the district’s Defensive Most Valuable Player.

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Ex-Marble Falls QB Zed Woerner sets Tarleton State passing record

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF STEPHENVILLE — When Tarleton State University sophomore quarterback Zed Woerner got his chance, he made the most of it. in his first collegiate start, Woerner, a 2012 Marble Falls High School graduate, set a single-game passing record for the Texans (5-5) by throwing for 470 yards and three touchdowns in […]

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Burnet football season ends with loss to Liberty Hill

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — In a game featuring powered offenses, it was the defenses that decided the outcome in a Class 4A Division I state quarterfinal match between Burnet High School (11-3) and Liberty Hill (12-2) on Dec. 5. The Panthers won 23-15 after recovering a fumble on an early snap to […]

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Burnet-Liberty Hill contest should be one to remember

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones still remembers the trip like it was yesterday. In 2002, the Bulldogs would play for the Class 3A Division I state championship.

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Mustangs losing Wooten brothers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — On his drive back from San Angelo on Dec. 1, Josh Wooten, the father of Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Brennen Wooten and sophomore receiver Aaron Wooten, made two phone calls. The first was to his wife, Leanne, and the other was to Marble Falls athletic […]

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Local football, volleyball players named to all-district teams

LLANO — Seven Llano High School football players were named to the All-District 13-4A Division II team for the 2014 season. Players include:

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Marble Falls youth football players headed to national tournament

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Rhett Giesecke, 10, and Josh Whitecotton, 11, are preparing for something most athletes dream of doing: playing for a national championship. The two are members of the Round Rock Outlaws, a select football team. The assistant head coach is Mark Giesecke, Rhett’s dad. All three live in […]

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Burnet football wins close one over Waco Robinson

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF WACO — The Burnet High School football team got the stop it needed and then picked up the biggest first down of the game to take a 38-35 victory over Waco Robinson in the Class 4A Division I regional quarterfinals Nov. 28. The Bulldogs (11-2) will play Liberty Hill in a […]

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Marble Falls boy shares rare disease, strong will with Dallas Cowboy

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bobby Shirley, president of Burnet Bulldogs Tackle Football, wanted to do something to help the Thompson family. Joel Thompson, 6, a Marble Falls Elementary School student, began playing for Shirley this season after battling anti-NMDA receptor antibody encephalitis two years ago.

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Burnet football ready for rematch with Robinson in third round

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In a game many thought would decide the District 13-4A Division I championship, the Burnet High School football steamrolled Waco Robinson 45-23 on Oct. 17. Now the two meet again — with the stakes even higher — in the regional quarterfinals of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

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Burnet offense too much for King in Bulldogs’ 56-27 win

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Kingsville King might have struck first, but once the Burnet High School football team got going, the Bulldogs didn’t stop. The Bulldogs (10-2) defeated the Brahmas (7-5) 56-27 on Nov. 21 in the area round of the Class 4A playoffs.

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