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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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Burnet High School sophomore defensive end Braeden Howell (15) and junior defensive back Jaylen Laidler wrapped up Fredericksburg freshman receiver Judson Beard during the Bulldogs' 60-49 loss on Nov. 2. That defeat ended Burnet's playoff chances, but the team still has something to play for when it hosts Taylor on Friday, Nov. 9. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet playing for pride and seniors Friday against Taylor

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team has plenty to play for when the Bulldogs host Taylor on Friday night in a District 14-4A Division I game, their last of the season. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore defensive back Marcus Escamilla (10) and senior middle linebacker Marc Barnett prepare to tackle a Fischer Canyon Lake back Oct. 19. The Bulldogs are on the road against Fredericksburg on Nov. 2. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs in must-win matchup against Fredericksburg

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Two games remain for the Burnet High School football team. And for the Bulldogs to have a shot at making the playoffs, they must win them both. (more…)

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No. 3 LIberty Hill explodes in second half to beat Burnet 62-25

No. 3 LIberty Hill explodes in second half to beat Burnet 62-25

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Burnet Bulldogs kept it close in the first half Oct. 26 against District 13-4A Division I rivals Liberty Hill with the Panthers clinging to a 20-12 lead. (more…)

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Burnet sophomore quarterback Jaxson Denton looks for running room during the Bulldogs’ 43-0 loss to Fischer Canyon Lake on Oct. 19. Burnet hosts Liberty Hill on Friday, Oct. 26. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive in Burnet. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs host rival Liberty Hill in district matchup

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The schedule doesn’t get easier for the Burnet High School football team. A week after playing undefeated Fischer Canyon Lake, the Bulldogs (2-5 overall, 0-2 District 13-4A Division I) host rival Liberty Hill (5-1, 2-0) with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday, Oct. 26, at Bulldog Field, 1400 Bulldog Stadium Drive. (more…)

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Canyon Lake too much on both sides of the ball as Hawks beat Burnet Bulldogs 43-0

Canyon Lake too much on both sides of the ball as Hawks beat Burnet Bulldogs 43-0

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Canyon Lake Hawks scored on three of their four possessions in the first half, jumping out to a 21-0 lead over the Burnet Bulldogs at the break, before eventually winning, 43-0 on Oct. 19 in Fischer. (more…)

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Burnet freshman running back Devonte Miller hurdled a Lampasas Badger tackler during the Bulldogs’ 56-7 loss Oct. 12. The Bulldogs travel to Fischer on Oct. 19 to take on Canyon Lake. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Photo by Brie Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs face undefeated Fischer Canyon Lake

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School football team is trying to even its District 13-4A Division I record, but the Bulldogs will be facing one of the top teams in Class 4A Division I: Fischer Canyon Lake.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Hawk Stadium, 8555 FM 32 in Fischer. (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 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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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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A resident takes images of flooding following a Sept. 21 storm in Sonora. To help relief efforts for the Sonora community, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is collecting monetary donations, which will be presented in a check to Sonora school district officials at the Burnet-Sonora football game Friday, Sept. 28. Photo by Kimberley Meyer, The Devil’s River News

Burnet football fans can help flood-devastated Sonora community before the big game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Before Burnet school district Superintendent Keith McBurnett had a chance to organize a fundraiser for the Sonora Independent School District, he learned a couple of his coaches had already taken the lead.  (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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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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Burnet Bulldogs battle back but can't overcome Lockhart

Burnet Bulldogs battle back but can’t overcome Lockhart

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LOCKHART — An early 10-0 deficit to Lockhart in the first quarter Sept. 14 didn’t dissuade the Burnet High School football team from putting together its most complete game of the season so far.  (more…)

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Burnet’s Blaine Burkhalter scores a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 34-14 loss to Marble Falls on Sept. 7. Up next for Burnet is Lockhart. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Lions Stadium. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet Bulldogs seeking first win as they take on Lockhart

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones summed up the mindset of his team as the Bulldogs prepare for Lockhart. “We’re hungry to get that first win of the season,” he said. “The only way we know how to go about it is to go back to work.” […]

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The Marble Falls High School football players walk toward the home stands to sing the school song in celebration after beating Burnet 34-14 on Sept. 7. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls football dominates on both sides of the ball in 34-14 victory over Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team snapped a four-game losing streak to county rival Burnet, winning 34-14 on Sept. 7 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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Burnet quarterback Jaxson Denton throws a pass during Burnet’s game Aug. 31 against Wimberley. The Texans got the 31-25 win, but it was a tight game coming down to the final minutes. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Bulldogs head to Marble Falls for the 104th meetup between the two Burnet County programs. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet and Marble Falls face off in Battle for Burnet County

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There’s no reason to think the Battle for Burnet County won’t be typical of all the other football games between Burnet and Marble Falls high schools. (more…)

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Burnet’s Silver Hinson pressures Wimberley’s Cooper McCollum during the 2018 season opener Aug. 31 at Bulldog Field. The Texans staged a late game-winning drive for a 31-25 victory. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

In back-and-forth game, Wimberley defeats Burnet 31-25

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Wimberley defense came up with a late-game stand against an aggressive Burnet Bulldogs offense, putting the ball back in the hands of the Texans’ offense, which drove 88 yards for the game-winning touchdown. (more…)

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Burnet senior receiver Blaine Burkhalter took the ball away from an Austin Crockett player during a scrimmage Aug. 17. The Bulldogs open the season Aug. 31 at home against Wimberley. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Burnet football up against test in Wimberley in season opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Two traditional powerhouses square off Friday, Aug. 31, at Bulldog Field making it one of the best contests in the area to start the 2018 season. (more…)

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Burnet players celebrated a touchdown in a scrimmage against Austin Crockett on Aug. 17 by junior receiver Blaine Burkhalter. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

‘Motors running’ for Burnet in scrimmage vs. Austin Crockett

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football scrimmage against Austin Crockett on Aug. 17 can be summed up by one play. It was when Bulldogs junior receiver Blaine Burkhalter took a short pass and turned it into a 40-yard touchdown on Burnet’s third offensive play of the scrimmage. (more…)

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Burnet receiver Cameron Guenter was tackled immediately after making a catch to begin the Burnet High School football team's intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs offense and defense evenly matched in intrasquad scrimmage

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — The Burnet High School football t eam ended its first week of fall training camp with plenty of tough runs, superb catches, and tremendous hits. The Bulldogs competed in their intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 11 and played to a draw. The offense scored once after sophomore quarterback Jaxson Denton connected […]

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Burnet freshman running back Devontae Miller braces for a tag on a running play during the first practice of fall training camp Aug. 6. More than 90 athletes took part in the practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Bulldogs hit crowded field on first day of practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — With 90 student-athletes hitting Bulldog Field on Aug. 6, the first day of fall practices for the Burnet High School football team, there wasn’t much open space. And that’s a good thing as the Bulldogs gear up for the 2018 season. (more…)

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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury (right) shared his thoughts on Burnet High School graduate Sterling Galban, who is now a Red Raider, during Big 12 Media Days in Frisco on July 16. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS: Texas Tech’s Kingsbury discusses Burnet’s Sterling Galban, sidelined due to injury

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — A torn ACL will sideline Texas Tech University freshman receiver Sterling Galban for the entire 2018 football season, according to Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury. (more…)

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Marble Falls graduates Alec Oberle (left) and Bryce Murphy and Burnet graduates Tyler Torres and Seth Carpenter will play on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue team in an all-star football game June 15. Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Cabot Booth will play on the gold team.

FCA all-star football game on June 15 features Highland Lakes players and coaches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — While the Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star football game is the main event, the days leading up to the contest have been filled with highlights for the players and their coaches. (more…)

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