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Burnet comes up short against Canyon Lake, 28-20

A second-quarter pick six by Blayne Burkhalter set up the Burnet Bulldogs in a good position going into halftime with a 14-7 lead over the Fischer Canyon Lake Hawks on October 18 at Bulldog Field. Except, someone forgot to tell the Hawks they were supposed to let up with less than two minutes in the […]

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Burnet Bulldogs host Canyon Lake in district contest

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The road to the playoffs doesn’t get any easier for the Burnet High School football team as they welcome Fischer Canyon Lake on Friday, October 18. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet. The Hawks (5-1, 1-0) enter district contest after a 41-7 win against […]

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Burnet-Lampasas football

Burnet Bulldogs fall 45-13 to state-ranked Lampasas

In the District 14-4A Division I opener October 11, the Burnet Bulldogs ended the first half and started the second half with scoring drives, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the state-ranked Lampasas Badgers. The Badgers (5-1, 1-0) beat Burnet 45-13 in Lampasas. Burnet drops to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in district. The Badgers jumped […]

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Burnet head coach Jerod Rye

Burnet football coach speaker at Inspirational Luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Tim Denton thought about the ideal speaker for the first Inspirational Luncheon, motivation was on his mind. And who better to speak on that than someone who motivates people every day in his job as the Burnet High School Head football coach: Jerod Rye. Rye will be the guest at […]

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Burnet vs. Lampasas

Burnet faces district favorite Lampasas and Ace QB

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In its first District 14-4A Division I contest, the Burnet High School football team is hitting the road to face Lampasas, a favorite for the title. The Bulldogs (4-1) and Badgers (4-1) kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, at Badger Stadium, 190 E. Avenue B. “I don’t know that […]

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Burnet 54, Sonora 28

Burnet turns it up in 2nd half, beating Sonora 54-28

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team used a strong second half to beat Sonora 54-28 on September 27. The Bulldogs (4-1 overall, District 14-4A Division I) took a 26-22 lead into halftime then proceeded to outscore the Broncos 21-0 in the third quarter for a 47-22 advantage they wouldn’t relinquish thanks […]

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Burnet Bulldogs on the road against solid Sonora

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team’s three-game win streak is on the line with the Bulldogs on the road against Sonora on September 27. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bronco Stadium, 1500 Glasscock Ave. in Sonora. While the Bulldogs (District 13-3A Division II) have won three at home, they lost […]

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Burnet Bulldogs start early and finish strong in 52-8 win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs set the tone from the beginning in their 52-8 homecoming victory over Manor New Tech on September 20. After forcing the Titans to punt on the opening drive, Burnet went to work. Junior quarterback Matthew Tippie hit four receivers on four passes, including senior Blaine Burkhalter for a […]

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Burnet Bulldogs playing mind game with Manor New Tech

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO To Burnet High School head football coach Jerod Rye, the week leading up to the Manor New Tech contest wasn’t about physical preparation; it was about mental focus. The Bulldogs have won back-to-back games: a 41-6 victory over Marble Falls and a 54-31 decision against Lockhart. With such big wins, it […]

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Burnet vs. Lockhart

Burnet Bulldogs get big 54-31 win over Lockhart Lions

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON If the Burnet Bulldogs were looking to make a statement, they made a loud one September 13 with a 54-31 win over the Lockhart Lions. The Bulldogs (2-1, District 14-4A Division I) poured it on in the first half, building up a 40-17 lead going into the break. It wasn’t just the […]

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Burnet prepares for high-powered Lockhart offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After winning its first game of the 2019 season last Friday, the Burnet High School football team is looking for another victory in its second home game September 13. But the Bulldogs (1-1, District 14-4A Division I) must do it against Lockhart, which will arrive full of confidence. Kickoff is 7:30 […]

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'Bulldogs United' documentary

‘Bulldogs United’ tells uplifting story after devastating moment

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The image of Everman High School defensive back Corey Fulbright lying motionless on the Alamodome turf has stayed with fans who attended the Burnet-Everman state championship game in November 2002. During Everman’s 35-14 win over Burnet in the Class 3A Division I final, Fulbright made a hit that damaged his spinal […]

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Burnet vs. Marble Falls

Confident Bulldogs bowl over Mustangs in 41-6 win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Throughout the week leading up to the Marble Falls and Burnet high school football game September 6, Bulldogs head coach Jerod Rye had one message for his players. “We’re going to play to win,” he said. When the clock hit triple zeroes, the Bulldogs (1-1, District 14-4A Division I) had a […]

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Mustangs and Bulldogs clash in Battle of Burnet County

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The 105th edition of the Burnet-Marble Falls High School football game promises to be as exciting and gut-wrenching as ever. There’s a reason why fans refer to it as the Battle of Burnet County. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet. If […]

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Wimberley explodes in second half to beat Burnet 42-6

Wimberley explodes in second half to beat Burnet 42-6

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Wimberley Texans, on the legs and arm of quarterback Cooper McCollum, exploded for 26 points in the second half August 30 against the Burnet Bulldogs for a 42-6 win. The Bulldogs (0-1) kept things close the first half, only trailing 16-0 at the intermission. Burnet looked like they might cut that […]

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Burnet Bulldogs begin the year on the road vs. Wimberley

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When the Burnet High School football team welcomed Wimberley to Bulldog Field in last year’s season opener, the Texans escaped with a 32-25 victory. This season, the Bulldogs (District 14-4A Division I) look to return the favor when they travel to Texan Stadium, 200 Texan Blvd., for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff […]

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Burnet football coach starts mentorship program for players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Young men can always use more support, something Burnet High School head football coach Jerod Rye knows. It’s one of the reasons he invited 37 men to join a mentorship program for the Bulldogs squad. “The point is to inject more positive stuff into a kid’s life,” Rye said. “There are […]

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Burnet football scrimmage

Swarming Burnet defense in scrimmage fires up coaches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs flexed some defensive muscle during an August 23 scrimmage against Brownwood, which ended in a 14-14 tie. During the live portion of the scrimmage, the Bulldogs defense swarmed to the ball carrier and limited the number of big plays by Brownwood’s offense. “Nothing gets you more fired up […]

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After first week of practice, Burnet football ‘on a good path’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After the Burnet High School football team ended its first week of the 2019 training camp, new head coach Jerod Rye was enthusiastic about what he saw, especially following the intersquad scrimmage August 10. Highlights included blocking, especially down field, pursuit to the football, and solo tackling. “What I love is […]

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High school football season tickets and 2019 schedules

High school football season tickets and 2019 schedules

Burnet and Marble Falls high school football fans wanting season tickets to home games can purchase them online or through their team’s athletics office. Marble Falls Mustangs season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase them online by visiting the school’s athletics webpage and clicking on the appropriate link to the right. Returning season […]

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Burnet 7-on-7

Burnet 7-on-7 squad snags state ticket on last-second score

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet Bulldogs are back at the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the 10th time in 11 years, and they earned the spot in dramatic fashion at their own qualifying tournament May 25. (more…)

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Casey Schubert takes over as head volleyball coach at Burnet High School. File photo

Burnet has new head volleyball and softball coaches, offensive coordinator for football

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Technically, Burnet High School is getting two new head coaches for the 2019-20 school year, though one has worn Bulldogs green in the past. (more…)

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Members of the Burnet High School football team on Jan. 21 helped two Lake LBJ residents in Kingsland affected by the October flood. Players bagged trash and put debris into burn piles. Courtesy photo

Burnet students put Dr. King’s words into action on service day

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Be the best you can be so you can best help the team. That’s what Burnet High School head football coach Jerod Rye repeated to his players over and over again the past several weeks. It struck him, however, that maybe actions were better than words. (more…)

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Kurt Jones addresses the Bulldogs after a practice during the 2018 season. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Kurt Jones sees opportunity in restructured Burnet CISD role

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO No one knows better than Kurt Jones the challenges of being the head football coach and athletic director at a school where the standard is set high. Being the head football coach at Burnet High School is an everyday job: one that requires watching massive amounts of film, developing offseason training […]

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet CISD makes changes at head football coach, other district positions

FROM STAFF REPORTS Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials unveiled sweeping changes in its administrative department Dec. 10, including at head football coach. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore running back Marcus Escamilla looks for running room after taking a handoff from sophomore quarterback Mathew Tippie. The Bulldogs lost 42-28 to Taylor on Nov. 9 to end their season. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

No time off: Season is over, but Burnet looking toward 2019

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team is wasting no time in starting its offseason program. (more…)

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