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First responders to be honored at Marble Falls-Burnet game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the main event on Friday, Sept. 2, at Bulldog Field is the Marble Falls Mustangs-Burnet Bulldogs football game, the guests of honor aren’t the players, but men and women in a different sort of uniform. (more…)

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Burnet athletes get history lesson in the fieldhouse

Burnet athletes get history lesson in the fieldhouse

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When the Burnet High School fieldhouse was constructed, former athletic director Bob Shipley added 8-inch-by-10-inch portraits of players who signed to play college football. (more…)

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Big first half pushes Llano over Smithville, 31-15

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER SMITHVILLE — The Llano High School football team took a 25-0 lead in the first half over Smithville that led to a 31-15 season-opening victory Aug. 26. “It was definitely nice and gratifying,” head coach Craig Slaughter said. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior linebacker Heath Dooley is pumped after he gets an interception. Celebrating with him are junior linebacker Santiago Castillo (42), sophomore linebacker Zach Fearn (54), senior defensive lineman Dawson Atwood (57), senior defensive back Chris Yun (21) and senior linebacker Jonathan Bryer (44). Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls gets 41-14 win in early morning hours after lightning delay

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Even a five-hour delay because of lightning didn’t stop the Marble Falls High School football team from winning its season opener Aug. 26 for the first time since 2012 The Mustangs defeated Bastrop Cedar Creek 41-14 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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Burnet's Tyler Ford rumbles down the field during the Bulldogs' season opener against Austin Reagan Raiders. Burnet won 55-12. Courtesy photo by Glenn Morris/ftmog.com

90-minute delay doesn’t slow down Burnet in 55-12 win

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet Bulldogs exploded for 55 points in their season opener Aug. 26, even after enduring a 90-minute weather delay in the second quarter. The Bulldogs beat the Austin Reagan Raiders 55-12. (more…)

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Faith football takes 6-0 lead before Mother Nature intervenes

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team took to the Pony Stadium field Aug. 26, the Flames expected to only face CenterPoint. But Mother Nature also came to play. (more…)

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Llano battles quick and run-heavy Smithville in opener on the road

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — The Llano High School football team is looking to build on a successful 2015 when the Yellow Jackets captured a bi-district championship. That journey begins against Smithville at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Barry Field, located on Bishop and Sixth streets in Smithville. (more…)

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One of the strengths of the Burnet High School football team is the depth at offensive line coached by Justin Reeves. Burnet welcomes Austin Reagan to Bulldog Field on Aug. 26 to open the season. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com. Live commentary by Chad Nelson and Mark Edmondson starts at 7 p.m. Tune in to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune at 6:30 p.m. for a preview of all the local teams. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet aims to keep opener winning streak alive against Austin Reagan

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team is looking to extend an important streak: winning the first game of the season. The Bulldogs have captured four consecutive season openers but are welcoming a confident Austin Reagan squad to Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26. […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior quarterback Brayden McBryde (background) completes a pass during a recent practice. The Flames open the 2016 season Aug. 26 against Center Point. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy shares philosophy with Center Point, says coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team had a head coaching change in the offseason in the hopes of returning the Flames to their 2011 and 2012 form when they were 21-2. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Cade Cool catches a pass in traffic for a first down during a scrimmage against Georgetown East View on Aug. 18. The Mustangs open the season at home Aug. 26 against Bastrop Cedar Creek. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. 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. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls looks to change season-opener trend against Cedar Creek

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After two weeks of fall training camp and a scrimmage, the Marble Falls High School football is focused on Bastrop Cedar Creek, its opponent to start the 2016 season. (more…)

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Llano High School junior running back Mason Greenwood runs past a blocker during the first week of fall training camp. Courtesy photo

Llano offense and defense look sharp in intersquad scrimmage

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — A 90-minute intersquad scrimmage Aug. 5 presented Llano High School football fans with plenty of “ooh” and “ahh” moments. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior lineman Daniel Sparks listens closely to what head coach Matt Green is telling him during the opener of the Mustangs’ fall training camp Aug. 8. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football starts training camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A 6 a.m. start did little to diminish the enthusiasm of the Marble Falls High School football team Aug. 8. The Mustangs began fall training camp at that hour, needing no more than 15 minutes to issue equipment before heading to the field. (more…)

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Marble Falls fifth-grade coach Brad Hatfield teaches players the proper way to land when making a tackle during the team’s first practice Aug. 1. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Hill Country Youth Football League adds towns, divisions

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Youth football will look different in Burnet and Llano counties when the season begins Aug. 27 for the Hill Country Youth Football League. (more…)

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Summer prep obvious during Faith’s first fall practice

Summer prep obvious during Faith’s first fall practice

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team enjoyed its first practice of fall training camp Aug. 1. The reason for their enjoyment, according to new head coach Stephen Shipley, is because the Flames used their summer productively. Since they had been working out and lifting throughout […]

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Robert 'Bob' Faubion Lewis died July 21, 2016.

Coach, former Marble Falls player Bob Lewis was a true leader

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ROUND MOUNTAIN — He led with a handshake, reaching out, grabbing your hand with a solid squeeze and a “Hey, how are you doing?” or “It’s good to see you.” And he meant those words.  (more…)

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Burnet football hits the field for fall training camp

Burnet football hits the field for fall training camp

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The first day of fall training camp for the Burnet High School football team forced coaches to use all 125 yards at Bulldog Field to accommodate the large numbers of players getting ready for the 2016 season. (more…)

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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2008 Marble Falls High School graduate, turns to make a catch during rookie minicamp in May. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

New Viking David Morgan battling for spot in Minnesota

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan is enjoying a few weeks of rest before he re-enters the Viking battle. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate will return to Minnesota at the end of July for the start of Vikings training camp as he fights for a spot on the NFL team’s […]

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Stephen Shipley named head football coach at Faith Academy

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Stephen Shipley has gone from the Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 coach to the Flames’ head football coach for the 2016 season. Shipley, the brother of former Burnet High School head coach Bob Shipley, said being a head football coach is a job he always wanted. […]

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards will make his first appearance as the Bulldogs starter at the Texas 7-on-7 state tournament July 7-8 in College Station. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet 7-on-7 football at 12th state tourney in 14 years

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER COLLEGE STATION — The Burnet High School 7-on-7 varsity football team is making its 12th appearance in the past 14 years at the Texas state tournament July 7-8. (more…)

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Faith 7-on-7 football finishes second at state TAPPS tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER DALLAS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team finished second in its division of the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools on June 25. The Flames posted a 3-1 record and lost to Plano John Paul II in the championship. (more…)

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (more…)

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It takes two members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue squad to keep Marble Falls High School graduate Alex Roman from making the play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

FCA football game teaches players true meaning of ‘team’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Even a 24-10 loss during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football game didn’t take away all the positives from the week of June 7-10 for members of the gold team. (more…)

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Recent Burnet High School graduate Austin Moore, who was the quarterback for the Bulldogs last season, was to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic Football Game on June 10 in Georgetown. Photo by Diana Cox

5 Highland Lakes players picked for first FCA all-star football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — It might be only June, but five recent Highland Lakes graduates are hitting the gridiron for a football game. Llano’s Cody Miller, Wyatt Baumann and Colton Center, Burnet’s Austin Moore and Marble Falls’ Jacob Metcalf have all committed to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star […]

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Denton is new Faith AD, plans to step down as football coach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Though it’s been in the works for some time, Randy Denton has officially taken over as the athletic director at Faith Academy of Marble Falls. Former athletic director Jessie Crow retired, effective June 1, after four years of service to the academy. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden signs his letter of intent to play football for Texas Lutheran University on May 20 as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Kaleb Burden signs with Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to dedication, few players are willing to pay the price quite like Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden. (more…)

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Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team capped spring practices by treating fans to a show during the purple and white game May 23 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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