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Burnet High School rising senior receiver Sterling Galban looks for a pass during the 44-18 win against Austin Crockett on Sept. 16, 2016. Galban recently committed to play football for Iowa State University. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet receiver Sterling Galban commits to Big 12’s Iowa State

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Pure speed. That’s what Iowa State University was recruiting when the Cyclones offered a scholarship to Burnet High School football player Sterling Galban. Galban, who will be a senior next year, was looking for a place that reminded him of home. (more…)

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Ex-Burnet Bulldogs to coach girls basketball, offensive line

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Some familiar faces will grace the sidelines of Burnet High School as coaches next school year. One is simply switching from one locker room to the other, while two others are returning home. (more…)

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Burnet begins 7-on-7 league looking for standout quarterback

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When the Burnet High School football program begins its annual 7-on-7 league May 1, the Bulldogs will be looking for a starting quarterback to fill the shoes of graduating senior Kobe Edwards. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior quarterback Koby Edwards (center) signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa with his mother, Autumn Edwards, and father, Stephen Edwards, observing. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet quarterback, girls soccer standout sign with respective schools

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Two Burnet High School seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. (more…)

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Former Burnet High School football coach and athletic director Bob Shipley announced his retirement Jan. 6. He was in the middle of his third year at Belton High School.

Former Burnet football player and coach Bob Shipley retiring

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After 31 years of coaching football — 17 as a head coach — one thing finally makes sense to Bob Shipley. “I’d always heard, ‘When it’s time to retire, you’ll know,’” said the Burnet High School graduate and former head football coach and athletics director. “I now understand […]

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Burnet's Preston Reeves rumbles for some yards late in the game against the Taylor Ducks on Friday, Nov. 11, at Bible Stadium in Leander. The Ducks beat the Bulldogs 42-6 in the first round of the playoffs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Taylor Ducks fly high in second half to beat Burnet 42-6

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LEANDER — The Burnet Bulldogs season came to an end Nov. 11 with a 42-6 loss to the Taylor Ducks in a Class 4A Division I bi-district championship. Burnet wraps up the season with a 7-4 record. (more…)

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Receive Sterling Galban and the Burnet Bulldogs take on the Taylor Ducks in a bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at A.C. Bible Stadium, 3301 S. Bagdad Road in Leander. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 7 p.m. pregame show. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet’s win streak against Taylor on the line in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In his fifth year as Burnet High School head football coach, Kurt Jones has guided the Bulldogs to the playoffs each season and lost to Taylor once in five games: a 9-7 setback in 2012. (more…)

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La Vega too much for Burnet, but Bulldogs in the playoffs

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR WACO — The Waco La Vega Pirates used a number of weapons to put up more than 500 yards of rushing in their 63-23 win over the Burnet Bulldogs on Nov. 4. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldogs face toughest test at Waco La Vega

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hits the road to face its toughest opponent of the season. The Bulldogs (7-2 overall, 2-2 in District 13-4A Division I) are at Waco La Vega (9-0, 4-0), the 2015 state champion and ranked no worse than No. 2 in Class 4A […]

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Lampasas hits defensive wall as Burnet rolls to 42-6 victory

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet Bulldogs defense put a solid hit on any Lampasas hopes of getting out of Bulldog Stadium with a few points, let alone a win in the District 13-4A Division I game Oct. 28. The Bulldogs forced one fumble and came up with three interceptions in the 42-6 […]

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Burnet’s Rowdy Holmes drops back for a pass as offensive lineman Carlos Herrera forces Liberty Hill’s Jonathon Dudgeon to the outside. Liberty Hill won the game 44-23 on Oct. 21. The Bulldogs are at home against Lampasas on Oct. 28 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY starting with a pregame show at 7 p.m. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet playing for postseason spot against Lampasas on senior night

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet High School football team has plenty to play for when the Bulldogs welcome Lampasas on Oct. 28. The two meet at 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile. Listen to the game on KMPN 95.9 FM powered by KBEY or at KBEYFM.com starting with […]

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Burnet's Steven Gallardo hauls in a pass for a Bulldogs' touchdown during the Oct. 21 game against Liberty Hill. The Panthers went on to win the game 44-23. The Bulldogs drop to 1-2 in district play. They host the Lampasas Badgers on Oct. 28. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Liberty Hill defeats Burnet 44-23 with second-half surge

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LIBERTY HILL — The Liberty Hill Panthers answered quickly after the Burnet Bulldogs’ early touchdown in the first quarter, and then they never looked back as they beat the Bulldogs 44-23 on Oct. 21. (more…)

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Burnet’s Sterling Galban battles a Gatesville defender for the ball during the Bulldogs-Gatesville game Oct. 14. The Bulldogs won 38-35 in the second overtime. Next up for Burnet is longtime rival Liberty Hill on Oct. 21 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Panther Stadium, 16500 Texas 29 West in Liberty Hill. 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 battles Texas 29 and district rival Liberty Hill

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones said he doesn’t have to prepare a “rah-rah” speech for his team this week. That’s because the Bulldogs are traveling east on Texas 29 to rival Liberty Hill on Oct. 21. Both are 1-1 in District 13-4A Division I. (more…)

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Burnet’s Sterling Galban battles a Gatesville defender for the ball during the Bulldogs-Gatesville game Oct. 14. The Bulldogs won the game, 38-35, in the second over time. Burnet head to Liberty Hill where they’ll face the Panthers on Friday, Oct. 21 with a 7:30 p.m. kick off. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet defense gets crucial turnover in double-OT win

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — With Gatesville’s Alex Thompson about to bull his way into the end zone to give the Hornets an edge in the second overtime of the night, Burnet’s defense forced and recovered a fumble, putting the Bulldogs in control of the game. (more…)

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After first loss, Burnet aims to bounce back vs. Gatesville

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A week after suffering its first loss of the season, the Burnet High School football team looks to return to the win column and take a step toward the playoffs. But standing in the way is Gatesville (4-2 overall, 1-0 District 13-4A Division I), another squad needing the […]

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China Spring hands Burnet first loss in district opener

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHINA SPRING — The China Spring Cougars demonstrated why they’re one of the top 4A teams in the state Oct. 7 when they beat the Burnet Bulldogs 49-13. The loss drops Burnet to 5-1 on the year and 0-1 in District 13-4A, while China Spring moves to 1-0 in district. (more…)

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The Burnet Bulldogs open District 13-4A Division I play at China Spring on Oct. 7. Both teams are undefeated. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Cougar Stadium, 7301 N. River Crossing. 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 China Spring battle has playoff implications

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A battle of two of the best Class 4A teams in the state will go a long way in determining the playoff picture for District 13-4A Division I. Even though it’s only the district opener. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior kicker Gavino Tinajera connects on a 29-yard field goal against Austin Crockett with the help of junior holder Nick Veloz during the Mustangs’ 37-21 win Sept. 9. Photo by Diana Cox

Kickers put best foot forward, often changing game’s momentum

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Needing momentum for a win sometimes rests on the foot of a player who has his own workouts and might even spend more time in a different locker room. But their value can’t be underestimated. (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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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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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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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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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 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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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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