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Llano High School sophomore quarterback Cade Fly continues to grow in the position, which makes head coach Matt Green happy. Fly and the Yellow Jackets were tied with Navarro at 7-7 for about three quarters before eventually losing 21-7 on Oct. 13. Llano hosts Wimberley on Oct. 20. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Wimberley defeats Llano 45-7

UPDATE: Wimberley beat Llano 45-7 on Oct. 20 in a District 13-4A Division II contest. The Yellow Jackets travel to Hondo on Oct. 27. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Check DailyTrib.com the week of the game for a preview of the matchup.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — After facing District 13-4A Division II’s […]

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Llano High School senior kicker Diego Garcia gets warmed up while senior holder Gage Cox holds the football. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

High school kicker job requires more than a strong leg

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Kicker isn’t a position most fans think about until they trot on the field to attempt a field goal in the final seconds for a win. Fortunately for fans, most head coaches don’t think that way, including Kurt Jones of Burnet High School and Matt Green of Llano High […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls assistant coach Jared Garza works with the quarterbacks during a recent practice. The Flames have canceled their Oct. 20 game against Waco Reicher due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy cancels football game due to shortage of players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With only 10 players available to play against Waco Reicher on Friday, Oct. 20, Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the decision to cancel the football game against the Cougars. Head coach Pete Rhoades announced the decision Oct. 16. (more…)

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Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

Burnet falls to China Spring 42-16

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — For the Burnet Bulldogs, Friday the 13th’s chills didn’t include Jason Voorhees but a big dose of Cayden Johnson, Erik Hart, and Brayden Mathis, and a dash of Tyrick James. (more…)

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Boerne Champion dominates Marble Falls from opening kickoff

Boerne Champion dominates Marble Falls from opening kickoff

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BOERNE — The game’s opening play defined the outcome for the Marble Falls High School football team against Boerne Champion on Oct. 13. (more…)

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Burnet High School sophomore quarterback Chandler Galban runs for a first down during the 31-21 win over the Llano Yellow Jackets on Oct. 6. The Bulldogs open District 13-4A Division I against China Spring on Oct. 13. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet opens district against 2016 state semifinalist China Spring

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones watched film on China Spring, he saw some similarities to his own team. “China Spring still has quick athletes,” Jones said. “It always starts with that. You look at their skill players, the quarterback, running backs, and receivers, and their […]

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Bryce Murphy is one of nine Mustangs to record at least one catch this season. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls faces Boerne Champion in what could be ‘dogfight’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is starting a pivotal stretch in its season. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) will travel to Boerne Champion (2-3, 1-1) on Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Boerne ISD Stadium, 1 Greyhound Drive in Boerne. Catch the game […]

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Llano High School sophomore quarterback Cade Fly must continue to make sound decisions with the football, especially against Navarro, the Yellow Jackets’ district-opening opponent on Friday, Oct. 13. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano on the road against defending district champ Navarro

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — While a 3-3 record after six games is an accomplishment, members of the Llano High School football team will say the Yellow Jackets’ most important season is about to start. Llano begins District 13-4A Division II on the road at Navarro (6-0). Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, […]

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will rely heavily on sophomore running back Eli Oliver as the Flames begin Division III, District 4 play against Bryan St. Joseph Catholic School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Flames start ‘new’ season with district opener against Bryan St. Joseph

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The best part of starting district play for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team? Everybody is 0-0. The second best part? The Flames (0-5) are hosting a Division III District 4 opponent, Bryan’s St. Joseph Catholic School, that has a small roster as well. St. Joseph […]

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Llano gets 49-13 homecoming win with first TD before game even begins

Llano gets 49-13 homecoming win with first TD before game even begins

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team earned its first home win of 2017 on Oct. 6. The Jackets defeated Austin Eastside Memorial 49-13 on homecoming. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Cooper Wilson runs through a hole crated by junior receiver Brock Linder (80), senior lineman Jervon Collins, senior lineman Alec Oberle, and junior lineman Chance Haley (55) during the Mustangs’ 50-30 loss to Castroville Medina Valley on Sept. 29. After a bye this week, Marble Falls continues District 26-5A play on Oct. 13 against Boerne Champion. Photo by Luedecke Photography

On bye week, Marble Falls football addresses trench troubles

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team gets a Friday off Oct. 6, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) are using the off week to heal as well as address some line issues. (more…)

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With Llano Yellow Jackets in pursuit, Burnet’s Chandler Galban picks up some yardage during the first half of the two squads’ Sept. 29 game. The Bulldogs have a bye this week and return to action Oct. 13 against China Spring to start District 13-4A Division I play. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

Burnet Bulldogs back to basics on bye week before district starts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football team’s schedule has an open date Oct. 6, but the Bulldogs haven’t taken the week off. In fact, Burnet (4-1, 0-0 District 13-4A Division I) has been practicing the three elements head coach Kurt Jones believes separates wins from losses: blocking, tackling, and taking […]

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The Llano High School football team will be back in its own Llano Stadium, 400 Texas 71 East in Llano, for the Yellow Jackets’ homecoming game against Austin Eastside Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano looks for season’s first home win against Eastside Memorial

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team hasn’t been able to enjoy a home win yet in 2017, but the Yellow Jackets hope to change that on homecoming Oct. 6. The Jackets (2-3, 0-0 in District 13-4A Division II) want to give their fans a lot to cheer for when […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior center Issac Oliver (right) is expected to return from an injury that occurred during the Flames’s 52-0 loss to Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

With defeat on the field, Faith Flames avoid loss of starting center

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 52-0 to Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. The loss drops the Flames to 0-5 on the season. (more…)

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Tarletson State University senior quarterback Zed Woerner set the program’s all-time career passing touchdowns record with 58 during the win against the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Sept. 30. Photo by Russell Huffman, The Flash Today

Former Mustang Zed Woerner sets passing record at Tarleton State

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO STEPHENVILLE — Former Marble Falls High School quarterback Zed Woerner is the new career passing touchdown leader at Tarleton State University. The 2012 graduate set the record during the Texans’s 32-17 win against the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Sept. 30. He was presented with the touchdown ball after the victory. […]

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Marble Falls senior receiver Keegan Deering scores the first touchdown of the game against Castroville Medina Valley on Sept. 29 on a 30-yard pass from junior quarterback Andrew Stripling. The Mustangs lost 50-30. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls 0-2 in district with 50-30 homecoming loss to Medina Valley

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team dropped its second District 26-5A contest, this one a 50-30 loss on homecoming Sept. 29 to Castroville Medina Valley. (more…)

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With Llano Yellow Jackets in pursuit, Burnet’s Chandler Galban picks up some yardage during the first half of the squads’ Sept. 29 game at Bulldog Field. Burnet won 31-21. Photo by Glenn Morris/FTMOG.com

After defensive first half, Burnet turns it up for 31-21 win over Llano

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With 45 seconds left in the first half, and little or nothing to show offensively for the first 23 minutes and 15 seconds, it looked like the Burnet Bulldogs would head into the locker room in a 0-0 tie with the Llano Yellow Jacket on homecoming. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames football team hosts Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy faces pass-heavy St. Dominic Savio

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team welcomes Austin St. Dominic Savio for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday, Sept. 29. The contest is at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School football team is ready to play its District 26-5A home opener against a determined Castroville Medina Valley squad Sept. 29. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m.. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Marble Falls hosts confident Medina Valley during homecoming

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will have its District 26-5A home opener Friday, Sept. 29, and celebrate homecoming all during the same contest. (more…)

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Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones (center) talks of the importance of running with a purpose during team practices. The Bulldogs host the Llano Yellow Jackets on Sept. 29 on homecoming. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet hosts ‘very good’ Llano squad for homecoming

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones smiled at the irony as he thought about this week’s homecoming opponent, the Llano Yellow Jackets. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls left side of the offensive line remains in place as center Issac Oliver snaps the ball to head coach Pete Rhoades. With Faith only suiting up 14 players on varsity, the team can’t practice 11 on 11, so Rhoades lines up at quarterback during practices. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Despite only having 14 players, Faith Academy doesn’t hold back

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Not many 11-man football teams would attempt to complete a season with 14 players on its roster. The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames are the exception. (more…)

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Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-14 in district opener

Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-14 in district opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 42-14 to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 22 to begin District 26-5A play. But it didn’t start that way for the Mustangs (2-2, 0-1). (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

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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