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The Burnet High School varsity scrimmage Aug. 12 featured projected starters on both sides of the ball, including the offensive and defensive lines. The defense didn’t give up a first down until the final drive of the hour-long intersquad scrimmage. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet defense ‘tough and physical’ in intersquad scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School starting varsity offense earned two first downs in its intersquad scrimmage against the starting defense Aug. 12 as the Bulldogs wrapped up the first week of training camp. (more…)



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Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s first practice of fall training camp Aug. 14 was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of work. (more…)



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Newly converted Faith Academy of Marble Falls center Issac Oliver participates in quickness drills using trash cans as markers as new head coach Pete Rhoades oversees the Flames’ fall training camp. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘It’s going to be iron-man football,’ says Faith coach about small team

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The limited number of Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players means new head coach Pete Rhoades has to be selective of what kinds of drills and activities the Flames undergo. Faith is completing its second week of fall training camp. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach Mike Birdwell lines up players to perform mat drills as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop (back, left) encourages them during summer conditioning in June. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football returns with familiar schemes and experienced QB

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team might be starting its training camp a week later than its neighbors in Burnet County, but that doesn’t mean the Mustangs won’t begin the season ready to compete. (more…)



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Llano High School fullback Josh Soliz scores a touchdown during the Yellow Jackets’ 2016 bi-district loss to Crystal City. Soliz is one of the returners for new head coach Matt Green’s 2017 team. File photo

Llano football impresses new coach with strong numbers, stamina

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — With 100 players showing up for the first day of summer training camp Aug. 7, and another five or 10 still on the way, new Llano High School football coach Matt Green called it a good start. Those numbers would allow Green to put 30-35 players on the varsity […]



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New Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker puts his players through footwork drills on the first day of fall training camp Aug. 7. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs start off rainy football camp with ‘good energy’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team had a wet start to fall training camp Aug. 7. The Bulldogs had their first practice at 9:30 a.m., two and a half hours later than what head coach Kurt Jones had originally scheduled. (more…)



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Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — At 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, football season starts for the Llano High School Yellow Jackets. That’s when the players will be at the athletic office at the high school, 2509 Texas 16 South in Llano, receiving their equipment and locker assignments. Then, they’ll take the practice field at about 4:30 p.m. for […]



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Sterling Galban (left) returns for the Burnet Bulldogs 2017 season, which begins with fall training camp Aug. 7. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet Bulldogs getting to work before sunrise Monday

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — As some reach for the snooze buttons on their alarms at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, the Burnet Bulldogs will be standing in line, waiting for their football equipment, locker assignments, and other things before taking the field for the first official day of training camp. (more…)



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Faith Academy football training camp begins Aug. 2

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Eager for football? So are the Faith Academy Flames. The team begins fall training camp at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the academy, 3151 RR 1431 East. The camp will be led by new head coach Pete Rhoades. (more…)



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After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Welcome home, Cyril Lemon. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate and football and track standout is returning to his alma mater as a coach. (more…)



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Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school football training camps start Aug. 7, but fans don’t have to wait that long to purchase their season tickets. School personnel at Llano High School and Faith Academy of Marble Falls have already started selling tickets, while Marble Falls and Burnet begin Monday, July 31. (more…)



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Hill Country Youth Football League implements Seattle Seahawks-developed tackling

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While area high school football players still have a week or so before they hit the gridiron for summer practices, one group only has a matter of days. Hill Country Youth Football League athletes going into the grades 2-6 begin practices Monday, July 31, in Marble Falls, Burnet, […]



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Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletes don’t have to go looking for a place to get their workouts in anymore since the school opened a 4,600-square-foot facility on its campus. (more…)



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BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

BIG 12 REPORT: Burnet’s Sterling Galban fits Iowa State coach’s mold for great player

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Not every recruit has what it takes to be an Iowa State Cyclone, according to head football coach Matt Campbell, who recruited Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban. Galban committed to the Cyclones in April. (more…)



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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Days on July 17. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 REPORT: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury remembers coach Spike Dykes

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — Long before he was the head coach of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders football team, Kliff Kingsbury was a New Braunfels High School quarterback looking for a chance to play college ball. (more…)



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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, looks for the first down marker during a preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16 last season. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Former Mustang David Morgan fully focused on second NFL season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Days before the start of his second NFL training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan was home visiting family and friends, playing golf, and even taking a quick trip to the Texas coast. (more…)



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Marble Falls approves several coaching hires with two pending

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is hiring several new coaches for the 2017-18 school year. Two of the hires, however, are pending approval by the Marble Falls Independent School District board of trustees, which meets July 17. (more…)



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Faith football fights hard against big schools at state 7-on-7

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FORT WORTH — Though the Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team didn’t win a game at the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the Flames did gain something very valuable. Their new coach’s admiration. (more…)



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Burnet High School offensive line coach Eddy Parker demonstrates the proper way to perform a deadlift at the Burnet High School fieldhouse weight room for Grant Jones and Luke Hudgins (right) as his wife, Lacy Parker, a girls basketball and track coach, looks on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘Big Eddy’ back in Burnet; line coach and wife return to alma mater

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Even as he sat down to pour glasses of chocolate milk for Burnet student-athletes after a morning of strength-and-conditioning workouts, it’s hard to miss Eddy Parker. (more…)



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Matt Green snags coaches from Marble Falls, Burnet for Llano

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Newly named Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green plucked three Marble Falls coaches and one Burnet coach to complement his Yellow Jackets staff. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach and athletics director Michael Birdwell puts the Mustangs through mat drills on the first day of voluntary strength-and-conditioning workouts June 12 at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs coach Michael Birdwell takes handoff from Matt Green

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When current coach Michael Birdwell was offered the chance to become the interim Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletics director, he wasted no time in accepting. (more…)



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Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Earlier this month, Llano High School athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigned, sending the Yellow Jackets on a search for his replacement. They didn’t have to look far. (more…)



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Burnet High School’s Drew Kiser (top left) and Koby Edwards and Marble Falls High School’s Dalton Mayberry (bottom left) and Heath Dooley will play in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl on June 9 in Georgetown.

Burnet and Marble Falls football players in FCA bowl game June 9

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GEORGETOWN — Four Burnet County high school football players will represent the area June 9 at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl. To participate, athletes had to have graduated from high school in 2017 and been nominated by their head coach. (more…)



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Llano AD and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Craig Slaughter resigned as the head football coach and athletic director at Llano High School on June 2 to become the defensive coordinator at Wall High School. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School defensive backs stretch minutes before the start of the Black and White game May 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Defense shines in Marble Falls football’s Black and White game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Defense set the tone early and often during the Marble Falls High School football team’s Black and White game May 23 to end spring practices. (more…)



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The biggest question mark for the Marble Falls High School football team is the starting lineup in the trenches. Coaches hope to get more answers during the spring game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls spring football game is a time to answer questions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team hopes to answer some questions May 23 about the 2017 squad when spring drills end with the purple and gold game. (more…)



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