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LLANO — The Llano High School 7-on-7 team has competed well in the Hill Country Passing League.

But while searching for a new quarterback and learning tendencies from passer and receivers, the best part of the league, which started June 7, is the Yellowjackets have time and a proven leader as a coach.

Former standout quarterback Trey Brooks, who graduated two years ago, has been working with the players, especially the hurler thought to be at the top of the depth chart. Rhett Brooks, Trey’s younger brother, spent time on the sideline listening to the quarterback who led the Yellowjackets to three playoff wins in two seasons.

Llano posted an opening night record of 1-2.

“We have to get in condition,” Trey Brooks said. “We didn’t have anything in the tank after Game 1.”

The Yellowjackets opened with a 34-0 shutout of Faith Academy before losing to Marble Falls and Burnet.

“First game, we threw a lot of touchdowns,” Rhett Brooks said. “Second game, we competed with a 4A team pretty good. And third game, we only had 10 players. We were pretty burned out. I thought we played pretty good against Burnet at first. We just couldn’t hang because we only had 10 players, but no excuses. I thought we did pretty good.”

Trey Brooks said a big key for the Jackets is the desire to perform.

“Really, I want some intensity and I want some hustle and I want to at least compete,” Trey Brooks said. “We can improve.”

Rhett Brooks agreed.

“I thought the first game was really pretty good,” he said. “We got to get better, we got to throw the ball better, catch the ball better, better routes, better attitude.”