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Faith Academy’s Ben Martin tried to outrun Austin Veritas’s Luke Hayes during the Flames-Defenders game Friday, Oct. 12, at Faith Academy Britton Track and Field. The Defenders won the game 46-0. Faith hosts Round Rock Concordia on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. for homecoming. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

State power Austin Veritas blanks Faith Academy 46-0

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON Age and experience had the advantage over youth Oct. 12 during Austin Veritas’s 46-0 win against the Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames. (more…)

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Brenham too much for Marble Falls as Cubs win 41-21

Brenham too much for Marble Falls as Cubs win 41-21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Brenham indicated early the kind of night it would have against the Marble Falls High School football team Oct. 12 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior receiver Tommy Johnson and the Mustangs host Brenham in a District 13-5A Division II contest Oct. 12. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls welcomes Brenham as Mustangs seek district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team is hosting its second District 13-5A Division II contest in as many weeks but is still looking for its first district victory. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla and his Bulldogs teammates will open District 14-4A Division I against Lampasas on Oct. 12 in Burnet. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet hosts balanced Lampasas team in first district game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In the weeks leading up to the Burnet High School football team’s matchup against Lampasas, Bulldogs head coach Kurt Jones was emphatic in his assessment. “It’s the best Lampasas team I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” he said. (more…)

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The new Faith Academy of Marble Falls football field. Hellas Construction employees continue to work on the track and the area leading to the facility. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith begins district against Veritas on new home field

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is preparing for a big night Friday, Oct. 12. (more…)

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Llano opens district play versus run-heavy Geronimo Navarro

Llano opens district play versus run-heavy Geronimo Navarro

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team is on a four-game winning streak, but that means very little when the Yellow Jackets begin District 13-4A Division II play Friday, Oct. 12. Geronimo Navarro (3-1) travels to Llano to face the Yellow Jackets (4-1) at Llano Stadium, 400 Texas 71 East. (more…)

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D.W. Rutledge (center), executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association, was the guest speaker of the recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon, which was attended by Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell (left) and Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Jeremy Wentrcek. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

As state association head, D.W. Rutledge leads effort to change sports for players’ benefit

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO D.W. Rutledge believes life is 10 percent incidents and 90 percent reaction, meaning a person’s attitude affects their level of success. Rutledge, the executive director of the Texas High School Coaches Association, spoke recently at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathering in Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Marble Falls defense had a short gathering in the first half against Elgin on Oct. 5. The Mustangs lost 57-50. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Mustangs lose hard-fought 57-50 game in last seconds to Elgin

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Battling, fighting, and clawing. That’s how Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell described his team’s effort in a 57-50 homecoming loss to Elgin at Mustang Stadium on Oct. 5. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mustangs’ passing game, led by sophomore receiver Andrew Rodriguez, will need to be productive against Elgin in a District 13-5A Division II game Oct. 5 at Mustang Stadium. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls and Elgin both looking for first district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Neither head football coach wants to apply pressure to their players, but neither can get away from the simple fact that it will be a District 13-5A Division II showdown Oct. 5. (more…)

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Chris Schrader has taken over the cross-country and girls track programs at Marble Falls High School. Courtesy photo

‘Running is something you have to find your soul in,’ says new Marble Falls coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the beloved Anthony Torns resigned as the Marble Falls High School head cross-country and girls track coach, district officials knew they needed to find the right person to lead the school’s distance runners. (more…)

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Faith Academy loses 55-0 to powerhouse Bracken Christian

Faith Academy loses 55-0 to powerhouse Bracken Christian

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost to Bulverde Bracken Christian 55-0 in a six-man contest Sept. 28. The Flames (1-4) trailed the Warriors (4-0) 39-0 at the end of the first quarter. (more…)

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Llano defeats 'aggressive' San Angelo Lake View 27-7

Llano defeats ‘aggressive’ San Angelo Lake View 27-7

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team got its most impressive win of the season, spoiling Lake View’s homecoming 27-7 on Sept. 28 in San Angelo. (more…)

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The Burnet Bulldogs present a check to the Sonora Broncos during the two teams’ game Sept. 28. The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District and Burnet community raised more than $5,900 for the Sonora community for flood relief. A storm on Sept. 21 dumped several inches of rain in the Sonora area causing floods to inundate the area. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Burnet fights off second-half Sonora comeback for 41-20 homecoming win

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Burnet Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Sonora Broncos and looked to be cruising to victory, but the Broncos scored two quick touchdowns in the third quarter to make things interesting for Burnet on homecoming. (more…)

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Mustangs lose district opener to Georgetown East View, 38-14

Mustangs lose district opener to Georgetown East View, 38-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team lost to East View 38-14 in the District 13-5A Division II opener for both teams Sept. 28 in Georgetown. (more…)

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If the Marble Falls High School football team is to find success in District 13-5A Division II play, the Mustangs must continue to run the football well and rely on players such as junior running back Hayden Wells. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls opens district against physical East View

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team opens District 13-5A Division II play against a Georgetown East View squad that looks very similar in scheme to the Mustangs. (more…)

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Llano sophomore receiver Case Kuykendall (left) and his Yellow Jackets teammates are on the road Sept. 28 against Lake View in San Angelo for their last pre-district game of the season. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Courtesy photo

Llano caps off pre-district on long drive to San Angelo

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team finishes pre-district play on a long road trip to San Angelo. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore receiver Luke Kiser followed a block of sophomore quarterback Jaxson Denton during the 46-0 win over Manor New Tech on Sept. 21. The Bulldogs play a homecoming match against Sonora on Sept. 28 at Bulldog Field. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

In week of distractions, Burnet and Sonora focus on game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO An activity-filled Homecoming Week in Burnet culminates with the game between the Bulldogs and the Sonora Broncos. (more…)

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Faith Flames on the road against state runner-up Bracken Christian in six-man contest

Faith Flames on the road against state runner-up Bracken Christian in six-man contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls six-man football team is preparing to face its toughest challenge of the season Friday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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The Liberty Hill slot-T offense (right) in a tight formation with the quarterback under center, the swing man to the left of the quick left tackle, and the tailback lined up behind the left tackle. The fullback and halfback are lined up behind the quarterback. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Why are T formations in football back in favor after years of spread success?

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Bob Shipley became the Burnet High School head football coach and athletic director in 2001, he brought with him the spread offense, a scheme that emphasizes short passes to receivers in space, allowing for yards after the catch. (more…)

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Cherokee capitalizes on mistakes, beating Faith 46-40

Cherokee capitalizes on mistakes, beating Faith 46-40

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 46-40 on the road to Cherokee on Sept. 21. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla (10) is mobbed by his teammates, including senior offensive lineman Zac Hudgins (72) and sophomore receiver Luke Kiser (7), during the Bulldogs’ 46-0 victory of Manor New Tech on Sept. 21. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Bad weather doesn’t dampen Burnet Bulldogs’ first win

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Burnet Bulldogs exploded for 35 first-half points then added a third-quarter touchdown on their way to a 42-0 win over the New Tech Titans on Sept. 21 in Manor. (more…)

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Llano junior linebacker Ryan Warner (54), sophomore safety Case Kuykendall, and senior defensive back Presley Lynch tackled Lago Vista sophomore running back Layne Powers during the Yellow Jackets’ 38-7 win Sept. 21. Courtesy photo

All Llano on homecoming in 38-7 victory against Lago Vista

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Llano High School football team made sure it was a fantastic homecoming with a 38-7 drubbing of Lago Vista on Sept. 21 at Llano Stadium. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Hayden Wells scores one of his two touchdowns during the 34-14 win over Burnet on Sept. 7. The Mustangs have a 2-1 start to the season. They will enjoy a bye Sept. 21 before starting District 13-5A Division II play against Georgetown East View. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls recharges this week before starting district play at Georgetown East View

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is thoroughly enjoying a well-earned bye this week. And they’ll need it as they recharge for district play starting next week. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior running back Silver Hinson tries to escape the grasp of Marble Falls senior linebacker Zachary Fearn during the team’s week 2 contest, which the Mustangs won 34-14. The Bulldogs are still looking for their first win. They take on Manor New Tech on Friday, Sept. 21, on the road. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs face Manor New Tech’s first-year varsity

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hopes its final non-district road game yields the outcome for which the Bulldogs have been working: a win. (more…)

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Llano seeks third straight win in front of homecoming crowd

Llano seeks third straight win in front of homecoming crowd

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — It’s homecoming week at Llano High School, which means a big crowd of enthusiastic fans eager to see if the football team can win three consecutive games. (more…)

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Faith Academy looking for second win at Cherokee

Faith Academy looking for second win at Cherokee

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team is set on getting its second win of the season when the Flames face Cherokee on Sept. 21. (more…)

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