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Faith Flames turn it up in the fourth in 60-42 victory

  STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A close six-man football game September 20 between Faith Academy of Marble Falls and Cherokee High School was blown open in the fourth quarter. The Flames of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools outscored the Indians 22-0 that quarter to roll to a 60-42 victory. “It was a […]

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Burnet Bulldogs football

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 football

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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Faith Academy football

Faith Flames must hold explosive Arkansas, Cherokee

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The game plan for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls six-man football team is simple: stop Arkansas. Arkansas is Cherokee junior running back Tristian Arkansas, who ran for 1,450 yards and 26 touchdowns last season. He also had 10 interceptions. If the Flames (2-1) can rein him in, they might be […]

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Phil Dawson

Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson to speak at FCA luncheon

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Retired NFL kicker Phil Dawson is the featured speaker at the Marble Falls chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon September 24. The event is noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marble Falls Church of Christ, 711 Broadway. Cost is $25 per person or $250 per table sponsorship. Call FCA area […]

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Marble Falls and Burnet cross country runners grab gold

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls and Burnet high school cross country teams turned in solid performances at two different meets September 14. Marble Falls competed at the Cedar Park Invitational, where junior Bailey Goggans won the girls’ Division I race in 18 minutes 26 seconds, a new personal record. The state’s reigning two-time […]

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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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Faith Academy Flames football

Faith Flames beat Austin Royals with high-scoring third

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO A 45-point third quarter propelled the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team to an 87-60 win against Austin Royals Homeschool on September 13 in a six-man contest at Britton Field in Marble Falls. The Flames led 18-12 after the first quarter and 32-24 at the half, though the Royals scored […]

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Navarro vs. Marble Falls

Navarro hands Marble Falls 33-7 homecoming loss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs ended their non-district schedule with a 33-7 homecoming loss to Geronimo Navarro on September 13. After a bye next week, Marble Falls (0-3, District 13-5A Division II) begins district play against Georgetown East View on September 27 at Mustang Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Mustangs head coach […]

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Faith Academy Flames football

Faith Academy looks to rebound against Austin Royals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team aims to get back to its winning ways after suffering its first loss of the season last week. The Flames (1-1, Division I, District 2) welcome Austin Royals Homeschool to Britton Field, 3151 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls, on Friday, September 13, […]

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Burnet Bulldog football

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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Marble Falls Mustang football

Marble Falls faces similar offense against Geronimo Navarro

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When the Marble Falls and Geronimo Navarro high school football teams converge September 13, it might seem like they’re mirror images of each other. Both run the slot-T offense and have mostly new starters. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. […]

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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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Faith Academy Flames football

Faith Flames fall to Summit Christian Academy 59-35

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls lost 59-35 at home to Summit Christian Academy of Cedar Park on September 6 in a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools six-man football game. After a scoreless first quarter, the Flames (1-1, Division I, District 2) trailed 20-8 at the half. Head coach Stephen […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls volleyball

Lady Flames setting records with perfect start to season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls head volleyball coach Frances Flanagan was confident her Lady Flames would have a successful pre-district season but admits even she didn’t know it would be this successful. As in undefeated. The Lady Flames ran the table throughout August for a perfect 17-0 record. That also set […]

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Faith Academy football

Faith Flames face challenge at home vs. Cedar Park Summit

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO After a big win on the road to open the season, the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will be tested physically and mentally as it hosts Summit Christian Academy of Cedar Park at Britton Field. Kickoff for the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools six-man contest is 7:30 […]

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Marble Falls football

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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Faith Academy of Marble Falls football

Faith Academy shuts out Castle Hills Christian School 52-0

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Faith Academy of Marble Falls head coach Stephen Shipley and the Flames got the new season off to a strong start when the Flames beat Castle Hills Christian School 52-0 on August 30 in San Antonio. The Flames (1-0) only needed the first half to do it as the contest ended […]

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Marble Falls vs. Fischer Canyon Lake

Fischer Canyon Lake holds on in 7-0 win over Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO With 5 minutes 58 seconds left in the game and leading 7-0 over the Marble Falls High School football team, Fischer Canyon Lake settled into its slot-T offense and proceeded to run the ball and run out the clock.  After a 1-yard run and an incomplete pass for third-and-9, the Hawks […]

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Faith Academy Flames football

Faith Academy Flames face Castle Hills and former coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The familiarity between the football teams at Faith Academy of Marble Falls and Castle Hills Christian School of San Antonio goes beyond last season’s game. New Castle Hills head coach Jeremy Wentrcek was the Flames head coach in 2018. That means the Flames know Wentrcek’s preferences, philosophy, and schemes. Still, new […]

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Burnet Bulldogs

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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Marble Falls football

Marble Falls opens season against Fischer Canyon Lake

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Brian Herman era of Marble Falls High School football officially kicks off August 30 against Fischer Canyon Lake. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Last year, Canyon Lake (District 14-4A Division I) won the contest 22-0 using the slot-T offense, the same scheme […]

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Marble Falls Mustangs

Mustangs coach on slot-T: ‘It’s an attitude. It’s being physical’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When Marble Falls High School head football coach Brian Herman thought about how to describe the slot-T offense, which he has spent weeks implementing, he compared it to another sport: heavyweight boxing. “It’s a toughness mentality,” he said. “It’s playing defense with offense. It’s an attitude. It’s being physical. It’s being […]

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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 cross country at Florence Invitational

Burnet freshman finishes first in cross country debut

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Burnet High School and Faith Academy of Marble Falls cross country teams began their seasons with impressive performances at the Florence Invitational on August 24, including one Bulldog bringing home gold. The Class 4A Burnet boys team finished second overall, while the girls team was third. The Faith Academy Lady […]

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Marble Falls vs. Liberty Hill scrimmage

Liberty Hill shows Mustangs how slot-T offense should look

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls Mustangs got a look at what their new offense could become August 23 in a scrimmage against a team that’s been using it for almost two decades. The Liberty Hill Panthers used the slot-T offense to score once in the controlled portion of the scrimmage and twice during […]

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