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Marble Falls winless in district after loss to Medina Valley

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER CASTROVILLE — The Marble Falls High School football team dropped its second consecutive District 26-5A game, losing 35-21 to Medina Valley on Sept. 23. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs stay unbeaten with 32-6 win against Llano

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — The Burnet Bulldogs defense played a tremendous game against the Llano Yellow Jackets on Sept. 23, forcing at least four fumbles and one interception as the Bulldogs won 32-6. (more…)

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Michele Kesler was one of numerous individuals to listen to legendery Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach speak during a gathering of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club on Sept. 21. The two posed for a photo. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Roger Staubach’s biggest pass wasn’t with the Cowboys

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — After a professional football career that included several trips to the Super Bowl and a college career at the Naval Academy along with winning the Heisman Trophy, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach had to really dig through his gridiron years when it came to picking his […]

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Burnet’s Drew Kiser keeps his eye on the ball even as an Austin Crockett Cougar moves in for a hit. Kiser and the Bulldogs beat Crockett 44-18 on Sept. 17 at Bulldog Field and improved to 4-0. The Bulldogs travel to Llano on Sept. 23 to take on the Yellow Jackets with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 7 p.m. pregame. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet and Llano football square off in longtime rivalry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Longtime rivals Burnet and Llano are meeting at Llano Stadium to renew acquaintances on the gridiron. The two square off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the stadium, 400 Texas 71 East. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with […]

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Marble Falls High School senior linebacker Heath Dooley goes low to make an interception in the Mustangs’ 41-16 loss to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 16. It was the District 26-5A opener for both teams. Marble Falls travels to Castroville on Sept. 23 to take on the Medina Valley Panthers. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls football facing unfamiliar Slot-T offense vs. Medina Valley

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls and Castroville Medina Valley enter their District 26-5A contest Sept. 23 with plenty of similarities. The biggest connection, however, is that each believes it must win this game to keep its playoff hopes alive. (more…)

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Faith Academy football player Cameron Ellenberger (front, left) holds his ankle still as sophomore athletic trainer Chloe Richardson tapes it, while sophomore athletic trainer Cacey Cozby tapes Dawson Jordan’s wrist. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy trainers keep it all together (with plenty of tape)

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — It takes plenty of rolls of medical tape to ensure the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players can compete without thinking of anything other than their assignments. Lots of tape. (more…)

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Llano misses multiple scoring opportunities in Lago Vista loss

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER LLANO — The Llano High School football team’s 41-13 loss to Lago Vista on Sept. 16 can be defined by one number: seven. As in seven trips inside the Vikings’ red zone and only two scores. (more…)

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Faith Academy gets first win of season over St. Gerard

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team’s losing streak is over. After seven consecutive losses dating to last season, the Flames (1-2 overall, Division III, District 3 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools), earned a resounding 41-0 victory over San Antonio St. Gerard […]

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Marble Falls loses district opener to Alamo Heights, 41-16

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team lost to San Antonio Alamo Heights 41-16 on Sept.16 in the District 26-5A opener for both teams. “I was very pleased,” Mustangs head coach Matt Green said. “More growth for our young ones.” (more…)

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Burnet stays perfect with 44-18 win over Austin Crockett

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet Bulldogs scored 26 unanswered points in the first half on their way to a 44-18 win over Austin Crockett on Sept. 16 at Bulldog Field. The homecoming victory puts Burnet at 4-0, but Coach Kurt Jones said they have to stay hungry. (more…)

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Burnet High School homecoming

Burnet kicks off homecoming activities Thursday

The 2016 Burnet High School homecoming court is (front row, from left) Reagan Giesenschlag, Sara Shaw, Lexey Parker, Elyssa Martinez, and Morgan Frasier; and (back row) Sam Johnson, Drew Kiser, Preston Reeves, Jaxon Noah, and Steven Gallardo. A homecoming parade is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the courthouse square in Burnet. A bonfire is […]

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Quarterback Andrew Stripling (9) and the Marble Falls Mustangs host San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 16 in the District 26-5A opener. Tune in to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls starts new district against tough Alamo Heights

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team begins play in a new district Sept. 16 when the Mustangs welcome San Antonio Alamo Heights. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Tune in to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune […]

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Receiver Steven Gallardo and the Burnet Bulldogs host Austin Crockett on Sept. 15 for homecoming. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with pregame at 7 p.m. Photo by Photo by Glenn Morris/ftmog.com

Burnet faces speedy Austin Crockett on homecoming

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — It’s homecoming at Burnet High School, and no one knows better than the Bulldogs football team that a happy reunion includes a win. (more…)

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Llano football looks to bounce back against Lago Vista

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — To end a two-game losing skid, the Llano High School football team must defeat a Lago Vista squad that’s equally motivated after a setback to Wall last week. The two square off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Llano Stadium, 400 Texas 71 East. (more…)

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Faith football welcomes new quarterback and St. Gerard

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will have a new starting quarterback when the Flames welcome San Antonio St. Gerard. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive. (more…)

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Turnovers hurt Faith in 33-13 loss to Texas Military Institute

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Down 25-0 after two quarters of play against Texas Military Institute, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head coach Stephen Shipley stood before his team. “We’re going to find out what kind of character we have,” he said to the players, just before they retook the field. “The […]

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Llano lost to Brady 21-7 in its home opener Sept. 9. Courtesy photo

Llano loses 21-7 to Brady after missed opportunities

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER LLANO — The Llano High School football team lost to Brady 21-7 in its home opener Sept. 9. Head coach Craig Slaughter said the Yellow Jackets (1-2) were frustrated by the result. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School football team blocked a field goal attempt by Austin Crockett during the first half of the Mustangs’ 44-21 win on Sept. 9. Photos by Diana Cox

Strong second half puts Marble Falls over Austin Crockett, 44-21

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER AUSTIN — A 27-0 scoring outburst propelled the Marble Falls High School football team to a 44-21 victory over Austin Crockett on Sept. 9. The Mustangs (2-1) got phenomenal plays from all three phases in the win. (more…)

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Burnet overwhelms Fredericksburg, 47-21

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — The Burnet Bulldogs exploded for 27 unanswered points against the Fredericksburg Billies on their way to a 47-21 victory Sept. 9. The Bulldogs improve to a 3-0 record with the victory. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mustangs travel to AISD Burger Stadium on Sept. 9 for a game against Austin Crockett. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls making changes before road game vs. Austin Crockett

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School football coaches are implementing changes throughout the program after a 33-12 loss to Burnet last week. The Mustangs (1-1, District 26-5A) are preparing for Austin Crockett (0-2, District 25-5A) in a game that will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at AISD […]

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The Burnet Bulldogs travel to Fredericksburg on Sept. 9 for a game against the Battlin' Billies. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Photo by Glenn Morris/ftog.com

Burnet battling Billies in Fredericksburg

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — To remain unbeaten, the Burnet High School football team will have to defeat an opponent that found its rhythm last week. The Bulldogs (2-0, District 13-4A Division I) travel to play Fredericksburg (1-1, District 14-4A Division I) on Sept. 9 at Battlin’ Billies Stadium, 1107 Texas 16 South. […]

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Yellow Jackets at home vs. Brady with payback on their minds

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Few are more excited to play a home opener than the Llano High School football team. After starting the season with two consecutive road games, the Yellow Jackets (1-1, a member of District 13-4A Division II) couldn’t ask for a better opponent. They open the first of three […]

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Flames hope home field, offensive change lead to first win

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is hoping home field advantage will propel it to its first win of the 2016 season. Faith (0-1) hosts San Antonio TMI with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive. (more…)

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Though maybe not as glamorous as the ‘skill’ positions, the line plays a crucial role in the success of a football team. Though strength is a big part of a good lineman, experts explain that the position also relies on quickness, speed and finesse. Photo by Diana Cox

Playing in the trenches takes more than just muscle

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Even at 5 feet 8 inches and 165 pounds, First Baptist School athletics director Russell Roberts was an effective football lineman. Why? Because Roberts mastered several techniques that are crucial for the position. (more…)

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Burnet over Marble Falls 33-12 in teams' 100th meeting

Burnet over Marble Falls 33-12 in teams’ 100th meeting

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER BURNET — A four-minute scoring spree in the first quarter led the Burnet High School football team to a 33-12 win over Burnet County rival Marble Falls on Sept. 2 in the 100th meeting between the two squads. The Bulldogs now lead the overall series 51-40-9. (more…)

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Llano loses ‘frustrating’ contest against Sonora, 28-14

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SONORA — Miscues on special teams and the inability to score in the red zone contributed to the Llano High School football team’s 28-14 loss to Sonora on Sept. 2. “It was a frustrating game,” head coach Craig Slaughter said. “Then their outside speed hurt us.” (more…)

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