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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Deafness doesn’t block Marble Falls defensive lineman from goals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Part of the thrill of competing under the Friday night lights is hearing the roar of the crowd and the band playing the school’s fight song. But Marble Falls High School football player Ernesto Castenada has a different experience. (more…)

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Burnet High School quarterback Chandler Galban hangs tight to the ball during a 19-yard run as several Austin Crockett Cougars try to bring him down and strip the ball. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet beats Austin Crockett 33-32 in late-game comeback

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — Austin Crockett quarterback Ryan Waugh’s face said it all as he knelt on the Burnet sidelines after getting tackled and sliding out of bounds. It was as if he was thinking, “How did it come to this?” (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Marble Falls opens district play at San Antonio Alamo Heights

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — For members of District 26-5A, the real football season begins Friday, Sept. 22. Marble Falls High School (2-1, 0-0) will drive south to face San Antonio Alamo Heights (1-2, 0-0) at 7:30 p.m. at Harry B. Orem Stadium, 150 E. Fair Oaks Place in San Antonio. (more…)

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Llano High School defensive coordinator Clint Easley (right) talks to defensive line coach Ricky Sparks (wearing the headset) during a timeout. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach: Llano defense needs to be ready for Lago Vista

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — A week after earning its first win of the season, the Llano High School football team is looking to start a winning streak. It won’t be easy as the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) travel to Lago Vista (2-1, 0-0 District 13-3A Division I) on Friday, […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades checks the form of his players as they push the blocking sled. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy on the road against Austin St. Stephen’s

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Two teams looking for their first victory of the season will meet Friday, Sept. 22. The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames (0-3, 0-0 Division III, District 4, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) travel to Austin St. Stephen’s (0-2), 6500 St. Stephen’s Drive in Austin. Kickoff […]

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Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones talks to his Bulldogs following a practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

After loss, Burnet looks to bounce back against hungry Austin Crockett

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The best remedy for a loss is to play a game as quickly as possible. Fortunately for the Burnet Bulldogs (2-1, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I), they have a game a day earlier than normal after a 56-7 setback to Fredericksburg on Sept. 15. (more…)

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Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

Aggies and Cowboy star Dat Nguyen speaker for FCA luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Former college All-American and NFL All-Pro linebacker Dat Nguyen is known as one of the top players of his era. But these days, the husband and father also wants to be known as a mentor and motivator. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior receiver Keegan Deering runs for some of his 32 yards receiving during the 16-8 win over Austin Crockett Sept. 15. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Strong defense leads Marble Falls over Austin Crockett 16-8

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — A late score and a stingy defense led the Marble Falls High School football team a 16-8 victory over Austin Crockett on Sept. 15. (more…)

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Fredericksburg too much for Burnet in 56-7 rout

Fredericksburg too much for Burnet in 56-7 rout

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies scored 21 points in the first quarter putting the Burnet Bulldogs in a corner they just couldn’t work themselves out of as the Billies went on to win 56-7. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades says practices are filled with fundamentals so those skills become second nature to the Flames. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach recognizes Faith players’ effort, stamina in loss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 51-6 to San Antonio TMI on Sept. 15. The Flames (0-3, 0-0 Division 3, District 4 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) suffered two turnovers in the first quarter that led to two touchdowns for the […]

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Marble Falls High School junior linebacker Reece Vanhoose recovers a fumble during the first half of the Mustangs’s 27-14 loss to Burnet on Sept. 8. The Mustangs host Austin Crockett on Sept. 15 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Looking to put Burnet loss behind them, Mustangs host ‘explosive’ Austin Crockett

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team finds itself in familiar territory: trying to bounce back after a loss to Burnet. The Mustangs (1-1, 0-0 in District 26-5A) welcome Austin Crockett (0-2, 0-0 District 25-5A) to Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive, on Friday, Sept. 15. Kickoff is 7:30 […]

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Llano High School head coach Matt Green talks to his offense during a recent game. The Yellow Jackets travel to Brady for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Sept. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano Yellow Jackets ‘hungry’ for win against Brady

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — A confident Llano High School football team will make its way to Brady for its first road game of 2017 in an attempt to end a three-game losing skid to the Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) face Brady (0-2, 0-0 in District 3-3A Division […]

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Coach: Faith football team must contain TMI quarterback

Coach: Faith football team must contain TMI quarterback

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team travels south to face San Antonio TMI on Friday, Sept. 15. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas, 20955 W. Tejas Trail. (more…)

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Burnet High School junior outside linebacker Dylan Wilson (sitting, left), junior defensive lineman Alan McMeans, and senior defensive lineman Seth Carpenter; and junior linebackers Gerardo Murillo (standing, left) and Silver Hinson and senior linebacker Braden Jannamon listen to instructions during the Bulldogs’s 27-14 win against Marble Falls on Sept. 8. The Bulldogs defense faces a two-quarterback threat as Burnet hosts Fredericksburg on Sept. 15. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet Bulldogs hosts two-QB Fredericksburg in home opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — After two consecutive road games, the Burnet High School football team will get to enjoy its own Bulldog Field for the first time this season. The Bulldogs (2-0, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I) welcome Fredericksburg (2-0, 0-0 District 14-4A Division I) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, to Bulldog […]

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Turnovers plague Faith Flames in 52-14 loss to Geneva

Turnovers plague Faith Flames in 52-14 loss to Geneva

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 52-14 to Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8 The Flames (0-2, 0-0 Division III, District 4 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) got their first touchdown of the game when defensive end Garrett Henderson dropped back for […]

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The Llano High School football team runs onto the field before a recent game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano shows improvement in loss to state-ranked Sonora

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team showed exactly what head coach Matt Green promised: improvement. He saw that during a 42-28 loss to Sonora on Sept. 8 when the Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) gave the Broncos all they wanted. The Broncos (2-0, 0-0 in District […]

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Burnet freshman defensive back Jackson Denton caught a fumble in midair and ran 39 yards for a touchdown in the Bulldogs' win over the Mustangs on Sept. 8. Photo by Glenn Morris

Burnet defeats Marble Falls 27-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Burnet High School football team only needed 19 seconds to secure its fourth consecutive victory over Marble Falls on Sept. 8. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior running back Dillon Mayberry rushes for some of his 137 yards during the Mustangs’s 28-14 win against Bastrop Cedar Creek on Sept. 2. Photo by Cindy Friedrichs/Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club

Marble Falls and Burnet meet for 103rd Battle of Burnet County

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — They might be meeting for the 103rd time, but little has changed in the Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams’ rivalry, which is also known as the Burnet County Super Bowl, the Battle of Burnet County, the U.S. 281 Rivalry, and a host of other names. […]

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Llano High School senior running back Mason Brooks runs for a first down during the Yellow Jackets’s 35-21 loss to Smithville on Sept. 1. Llano hosts Sonora on Sept. 8. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Llano loses 42-28 to state-ranked Sonora

UPDATE: Llano lost 42-28 to Sonora on Sept. 8. Look for stats and more on DailyTrib.com later this week.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team is aiming for better results in its Week 2 matchup. On Sept. 8, the Yellow Jackets (0-1) of District 13-4A Division II welcome […]

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UPDATE: Faith loses 52-14 to Boerne Geneva

UPDATE: Faith loses 52-14 to Boerne Geneva

UPDATE: Faith Academy lost 52-14 to Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8. Look for stats and more later this week on DailyTrib.com.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team hopes home-field advantage pays dividends as the Flames take on Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8. The game between […]

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Dillon Mayberry carries the ball against Bastrop Cedar Creek on Sept. 2 during the Mustangs’ 28-14 win to open the season. Photo courtesy of Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club

Marble Falls dominates on offense and defense in 28-14 win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BASTROP — You could almost tell what kind of afternoon was in store for the Marble Falls Mustangs on the first two series of their season-opening football game against Bastrop Cedar Creek on Sept. 2. It was going to be a great one for those in purple and white. (more…)

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Llano High School senior running back Ben Walling runs for a few of his 123 yards against Smithville during the Yellow Jackets' 35-21 loss to the Tigers on Sept. 1. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano falls to Smithville 35-21 in football opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano Yellow Jackets began the 2017 football season with a 35-21 loss to Smithville on Sept. 1. The Tigers of District 10-4A Division II (1-0) were led by senior running back Nomar Rivera, who had 138 yards on 18 carries, all unofficial, and touchdown runs of 1, 30, […]

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Marble Falls High School junior quarterback Andrew Stripling scans the field to look for an open receiver during a scrimmage against Georgetown East View on Aug. 25. The Mustangs open the season against Bastrop Cedar Creek at noon Saturday, Sept. 2, at Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 West in Cedar Creek. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Getting turnovers key for Marble Falls against Cedar Creek, coach says

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — It might be a day later than it was supposed to be played, but that doesn’t mean the Marble Falls High School football team isn’t eager to kick off the 2017 season. The Mustangs will travel to face Bastrop Cedar Creek on Saturday, Sept. 2, with a noon […]

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Burnet shuts out Austin Reagan 30-0 in season opener

Burnet shuts out Austin Reagan 30-0 in season opener

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON AUSTIN — The Burnet Bulldogs used a variety of weapons Aug. 31 as they opened the 2017 football season with a 30-0 win over the Austin Reagan Raiders at Nelson Field. (more…)

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Llano, new coach face motivated Smithville squad with 19 returning starters

Llano, new coach face motivated Smithville squad with 19 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Perhaps the happiest people to see the Llano and Smithville high school football teams take the artificial turf at Llano Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1, are the Tigers. The city of Smithville had 20 inches of rain and flooding because of Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades watches as three players perform a ‘popcorn’ drill. The Flames open the season on the road Friday, Sept. 1, against the Center Point Pirates. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Faith Academy loses 39-8 to Center Point

  UPDATE: Faith Academy lost 39-8 to Center Point on Sept. 1. Check back with DailyTrib.com each week for Flames football stats, game previews, and more.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team begins one of its most challenging seasons when the Flames travel to Center […]

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