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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Llano High School head coach Matt Green talks to his offense during a recent game. The Yellow Jackets travel to Brady for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Sept. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano Yellow Jackets ‘hungry’ for win against Brady

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — A confident Llano High School football team will make its way to Brady for its first road game of 2017 in an attempt to end a three-game losing skid to the Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) face Brady (0-2, 0-0 in District 3-3A Division […]

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The Llano High School football team runs onto the field before a recent game. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano shows improvement in loss to state-ranked Sonora

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team showed exactly what head coach Matt Green promised: improvement. He saw that during a 42-28 loss to Sonora on Sept. 8 when the Yellow Jackets (0-2, 0-0 District 13-4A Division II) gave the Broncos all they wanted. The Broncos (2-0, 0-0 in District […]

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Llano High School senior running back Mason Brooks runs for a first down during the Yellow Jackets’s 35-21 loss to Smithville on Sept. 1. Llano hosts Sonora on Sept. 8. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Llano loses 42-28 to state-ranked Sonora

UPDATE: Llano lost 42-28 to Sonora on Sept. 8. Look for stats and more on DailyTrib.com later this week.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano High School football team is aiming for better results in its Week 2 matchup. On Sept. 8, the Yellow Jackets (0-1) of District 13-4A Division II welcome […]

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Llano High School senior running back Ben Walling runs for a few of his 123 yards against Smithville during the Yellow Jackets' 35-21 loss to the Tigers on Sept. 1. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Llano falls to Smithville 35-21 in football opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — The Llano Yellow Jackets began the 2017 football season with a 35-21 loss to Smithville on Sept. 1. The Tigers of District 10-4A Division II (1-0) were led by senior running back Nomar Rivera, who had 138 yards on 18 carries, all unofficial, and touchdown runs of 1, 30, […]

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Llano, new coach face motivated Smithville squad with 19 returning starters

Llano, new coach face motivated Smithville squad with 19 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Perhaps the happiest people to see the Llano and Smithville high school football teams take the artificial turf at Llano Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1, are the Tigers. The city of Smithville had 20 inches of rain and flooding because of Hurricane Harvey. (more…)

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Llano High School fullback Josh Soliz scores a touchdown during the Yellow Jackets’ 2016 bi-district loss to Crystal City. Soliz is one of the returners for new head coach Matt Green’s 2017 team. File photo

Llano football impresses new coach with strong numbers, stamina

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — With 100 players showing up for the first day of summer training camp Aug. 7, and another five or 10 still on the way, new Llano High School football coach Matt Green called it a good start. Those numbers would allow Green to put 30-35 players on the varsity […]

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Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

Llano football kicks off camp Aug. 7 with new coach, offense

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — At 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, football season starts for the Llano High School Yellow Jackets. That’s when the players will be at the athletic office at the high school, 2509 Texas 16 South in Llano, receiving their equipment and locker assignments. Then, they’ll take the practice field at about 4:30 p.m. for […]

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Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school football training camps start Aug. 7, but fans don’t have to wait that long to purchase their season tickets. School personnel at Llano High School and Faith Academy of Marble Falls have already started selling tickets, while Marble Falls and Burnet begin Monday, July 31. (more…)

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Matt Green snags coaches from Marble Falls, Burnet for Llano

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Newly named Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green plucked three Marble Falls coaches and one Burnet coach to complement his Yellow Jackets staff. (more…)

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Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Earlier this month, Llano High School athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigned, sending the Yellow Jackets on a search for his replacement. They didn’t have to look far. (more…)

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Llano AD and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Craig Slaughter resigned as the head football coach and athletic director at Llano High School on June 2 to become the defensive coordinator at Wall High School. (more…)

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Llano High School junior fullback John Soliz was stopped a yard short of the end zone — though junior left tackle Ray Dixon signals a touchdown — during the Yellow Jackets’ 22-18 loss to Crystal City on Nov. 10 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship. Junior running back Mason Greenwood scored on the next play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

Llano goes back and forth with Crystal City in 22-18 bi-district loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — The Llano High School football team was on the wrong side of Crystal City history Nov. 10 as the Javelinas got their first playoff win since 1953. Crystal City beat the Yellow Jackets 22-18 in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in […]

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The Llano Yellow Jackets take on the Crystal City Javelinas in a Class 4A Division II bi-district championship at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Edgewood Veterans Stadium in San Antonio.

Llano needs to forget last year as it plays Crystal City in bi-district

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano High School head football coach Craig Slaughter said the toughest part of preparing for a bi-district matchup against Crystal City is making sure players understand that last year’s 42-26 playoff victory over the Javelinas is in the past. (more…)

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