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Marble Falls High School will continue playing football in Class 5A Division I next season but won't know in what district until the UIL announces them Feb. 6. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Highland Lakes schools remain in same UIL classes; districts announced in February 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There were no big surprises for local high schools Dec. 6 when the University Interscholastic League released the classification cutoff numbers. Those numbers will be used in the upcoming realignment. On Feb. 6, the UIL will announce the district in which public high schools will compete for the […]

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Llano football legend, former NFL player Ken Gray dies at 81

Llano football legend, former NFL player Ken Gray dies at 81

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The man who set the standard for Llano High School offensive linemen died Nov. 25. Kenneth Don Gray, a 1954 graduate of the high school, went on to play professionally for the Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Oilers from 1958-1970. He was inducted into the Texas […]

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Crystal City knocks off Llano on receiver’s two late TD catches

Crystal City knocks off Llano on receiver’s two late TD catches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — In less than three minutes, the Llano High School football team’s apparent playoff victory turned into defeat Nov. 17. (more…)

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Burnet’s Michael Rodriguez goes nose to nose with Waco La Vega’s Alex Gomez during the game Nov. 10. The Pirates capped off a perfect regular season with the 63-3 win over the Bulldogs. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Waco La Vega captures district title with 63-3 win over Burnet

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The visiting Waco La Vega Pirates showed why they are one of the top-ranked 4A teams in the state and, now, the District 13-4A Division I champions as they routed the Burnet Bulldogs 63-3 on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls's Dillon Mayberry dives for extra yards during the Mustangs' 35-14 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Mustangs fall to district champ Dripping Springs 35-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended the 2017 season with a 35-14 district loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Llano High School senior running back Ben Walling has 539 yards and three touchdowns on 91 carries and 47 yards passing on six completions during the regular season. The Yellow Jackets are off this week and waiting to see who they’ll play in the first game of the postseason next week. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano preparing for first-round foe on bye week

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team got the win it needed to secure the No. 3 spot in District 13-4A Division II and a playoff berth. Now, the Yellow Jackets are taking a much-needed bye before starting postseason play next week. (more…)

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Burnet’s Ian Carter finds running room during the Bulldogs’ game against the Lampasas Badgers on Nov. 3. The Bulldogs end their season at home Nov. 10 against District 13-4A Division I champion Waco La Vega. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet faces district champion Waco La Vega in last game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team hosts District 13-4A Division I champion Waco La Vega to end its regular season Friday, Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior defensive back Bryce Murphy and the Mustangs have been solid on that side of the ball for the past several weeks. The Mustangs will face their toughest test when they host Dripping Springs on Friday, Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls ends season against undefeated Dripping Springs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will end its season against an opponent other District 26-5A coaches say is a bar above the rest in the division. (more…)

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David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Minnesota tight end David Morgan took advantage of the NFL team’s bye week to say hello to his hometown of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burnet’s Ian Carter finds running room during the Bulldogs’ game against the Lampasas Badgers on Nov. 3. The Badgers won 51-35. Burnet closes out the season on Friday, Nov. 10, when they host Waco La Vega. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet can’t overcome early Lampasas lead in 51-35 district loss

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON LAMPASAS — The Lampasas Badgers jumped out to a 23-6 lead in the first half and despite a valiant effort by the Burnet Bulldogs in the second half, the initial Lampasas lead was too much to overcome as the Badgers went on to win, 51-35. (more…)

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Late Lockhart score gives Lions 28-24 district win over Marble Falls

Late Lockhart score gives Lions 28-24 district win over Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LOCKHART — Going into the contest against Lockhart, Marble Falls High School interim head football coach Mike Birdwell said the Lions were better than their winless District 26-5A record. (more…)

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Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

Llano High School’s new turf-covered multipurpose facility gets first ‘workout’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Llano High School athletes now have an edge on their opponents: the school’s new multipurpose building. The Yellow Jackets football team had their first official practice in the artificial turf-covered facility Nov. 2. (more…)

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Llano High School senior lineman Ray Dixon and the Yellow Jackets are looking to end the regular season with a victory against Bandera and leave no doubt about advancing to the playoffs. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Llano beats Bandera 54-20, clinches spot in playoffs

UPDATE: The Llano Yellow Jackets football team beat Bandera 54-20 in a District 13-4A Division II contest. The win clinches a playoff spot for Llano.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Despite earning a big 30-24 road win in Hondo last week, Llano High School head football coach Matt Green said the Yellow Jackets […]

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The Burnet Bulldogs are on the road against the Lampasas Badgers on Nov. 3. Both teams are looking for their first District 13-4A Division I win. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

On the road against Lampasas, Burnet still looking for first district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team is seeking its first District 13-4A Division I victory this season against a team with one of the best home-field advantages in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School defense has played well during the first halves of the past two contests: Kerrville Tivy on Oct. 20 and Seguin on Oct. 27. The Mustangs will need to continue that trend Nov. 3 against Lockhart, which looks to control the clock and keep the Marble Falls offense on the sideline. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls rides district win into contest against run-heavy Lockhart

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team travels to Lockhart on a winning high. The Mustangs (3-5, 1-4 District 26-5A) defeated Seguin 35-21 last week to end an 11-game district losing streak. Now, they will try to win two district contests in the same year for the first […]

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Burnet High School quarterback Chandler Galban gets some good protection from his line as he sends a pass downfield against the Liberty Hill Panthers during a Friday, Oct. 27, matchup. The Panthers upended the Bulldogs 59-14. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Liberty Hill rolls over Burnet Bulldogs, 59-14

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — It was a tough and cold night for the Burnet Bulldogs as they faced their Texas 29 rivals, the Liberty Hill Panthers in a District 13-4A Division I contest. (more…)

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Drought is over as Marble Falls gets district win against Seguin, 35-21

Drought is over as Marble Falls gets district win against Seguin, 35-21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team celebrated Brother Max Copeland Night in a way the former pastor of First Baptist Church and ardent Mustangs fan would have enjoyed – with a win. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls has canceled the rest of the football season due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith cancels football season due to not enough players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials announced the decision to cancel the rest  of the 2017 football season because they didn’t have enough players to field a team. “These kids have given everything they have,” athletics director Randy Denton said. “I admire them more than our 10-0 teams […]

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Dillon Mayberry leads the Mustangs in rushing with 312 yards and two touchdowns this season. Marble Falls hosts Seguin on Oct. 27. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls honors ‘Brother Max’ while seeking district win against Seguin

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While the contest between the Marble Falls and Seguin football teams is the featured event at Mustang Stadium on Friday, Oct. 27, the main attraction will be the color red. (more…)

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Looking for first district win, Burnet hosts Liberty Hill

Looking for first district win, Burnet hosts Liberty Hill

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones summed up the importance of this week’s District 13-4A Division I home game against Liberty Hill. “We know every week in district, you have to go win,” Jones said. (more…)

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Llano High School junior running back Mason Brooks (7) has been doing more of the rushing for the Yellow Jackets after injuries forced coaches to create more depth in other places. Llano travels to Hondo on Oct. 27 for a District 13-4A Division II game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Playoffs start now for Llano against Hondo, coach says

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Though the playoffs don’t officially start until Nov. 16, Llano High School head football coach Matt Green has told his players the postseason begins Friday. The Yellow Jackets (3-5, 0-2 District 13-4A Division II) travel to Hondo (2-5, 1-0) on Oct. 27. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Barry Field, […]

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As an 11-man team, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoads often played quarterback during practices because the team didn’t have enough players to have 11 on offense and 11 on defense at the same time. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy returning to six-man football, Class 3A

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls is returning to six-man football for the 2018 season. That’s not the only change for the private Christian school. (more…)

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Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — The Marble Falls Mustangs lost to Kerrville Tivy 38-0 in a District 26-5A contest Oct. 20. The Antlers (5-2 overall, 3-1 district) led 17-0 at the half. (more…)

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Burnet strikes first, but then it’s all Gatesville in 47-7 win over Bulldogs

Burnet strikes first, but then it’s all Gatesville in 47-7 win over Bulldogs

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON GATESVILLE — The Burnet Bulldogs defense made an important stand late in the first half to force the Gatesville Hornets to settle for a field goal, and the two teams went into the half with the Hornets leading 17-7. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior receiver Blaine Burkhalter runs through a hole during the Bulldogs’ 42-16 loss to China Spring on Oct. 13. Burnet is looking to bounce back in a District 13-4A Division I game against Gatesville on Oct. 20. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Burnet up against state-ranked Gatesville and its big offensive line

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — For the past three years, the winner of the Burnet-Gatesville football game has advanced to the playoffs. Last year, the District 13-4A Division I contest couldn’t have been closer with the Bulldogs prevailing 38-35 in double overtime. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Cooper Wilson is second on the team in rushing yards with 274 on 56 carries. The Mustangs face Kerrville Tivy in a road game Oct. 20. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls on the road against Kerrville Tivy team tied for second

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The District 26-5A schedule doesn’t get easier for the Marble Falls High School football team. The Mustangs (2-4 overall, 0-3 district) travel to Kerrville Tivy (4-2, 2-1) on Friday, Oct. 20. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Antler Stadium, located at Stadium and Holdworth drives in Kerrville. Catch the […]

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