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Bad weather doesn't dampen Burnet Bulldogs' first win

Bad weather doesn’t dampen Burnet Bulldogs’ first win

FROM STAFF REPORTS MANOR — 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 Manor New Tech Titans on Sept. 21. (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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Burnet 7-on-7 football team returning to state tournament after strong qualifier

Burnet 7-on-7 football team returning to state tournament after strong qualifier

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — After a one-year hiatus, the Burnet High School 7-on-7 football team is back at the Division II state tournament thanks to a strong showing during the Fredericksburg State Qualifying Tournament. (more…)

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Former Burnet High School athlete and ex-NFL receiver Jordan Shipley enjoys a laugh during the April 9 gathering of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club. Shipley, who was the guest speaker, shared his football memories stretching back to his high school years and culminating with his professional career. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Former Burnet standout Jordan Shipley’s goal is to not be known for football

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HORSESHOE BAY — Jordan Shipley attributes his success in football to two unlikeliest objects: couch cushions. He recounted this story as a guest speaker during the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club gathering April 9. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior defensive lineman Seth Carpenter (left) signs his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 16 to play college football for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as parents Amanda and Brian Carpenter look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Seth Carpenter to play football for Mary Hardin-Baylor

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — In signing his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 16, Burnet High School senior defensive lineman Seth Carpenter kept intact the family tradition of playing college sports. (more…)

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The Burnet-Marble Falls football series will continue in 2018 and 2019. The two teams agreed to play each other in week two of the season. Burnet has won the past three consecutive meetings and leads the overall series 52-41-10. The two teams will see some changes in their districts starting next season after the UIL announced realignment Feb. 1. File photo

UIL has changes (and surprises) for Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano sports districts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League revealed several surprises during its realignment announcements Feb. 1 for new districts beginning with the 2018-19 school year that affect Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano high schools.  (more…)

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Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban (middle) throws up his guns after signing a National Letter of Intent on Dec. 20 to play for Texas Tech University. Parents Kim (to his left) and Dee (to his right) celebrate with him. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet’s Sterling Galban signs with Texas Tech; has chance to start

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When Burnet High School senior receiver Sterling Galban committed to Texas Tech University to play football, he summed up the reason in four words. (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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