Badger Football fell to the Gatesville Hornets Friday night 42-56.
They will host the Liberty Hill Panthers this Friday.
Liberty Hill (4-2) lost to powerful La Vega Friday night 20-34.
After the first week of district play, La Vega, China Spring and Gatesville are all 1-0; Lampasas, Burnet and Liberty Hill are all behind at 0-1.
The Lometa Hornets (now 4-3) lost a hard fought 22-28 game to Blanket Friday night on the road. They will have a week off now, coming back on Oct 21st to begin district play with a matchup with the Medina Bobcats (2-5) at home.
Badger Tennis saw the Badgers able to get started fairly quickly Friday at home in doubles by capturing Cavalieri/McGuire at the #1 spot as well as Rash/Folks at #2 spot. Then the girls doubles of Gillis/Lawson, and Claussen/Dwamenacame off with wins. Connell/Dunning took a little longer but pulled it out. In the mixed Bryan Munoz/Hunter fell in the first set but fought to win the second and kept it going in the tie breaker. This gave the Badgers a 6-1 lead coming out of doubles. This is huge, because then they only needed 4 singles wins.
In singles, Cavalieri played aggressive tennis to win his, McGuire and Rash both played good singles as well to capture wins. Then Folks came off with a 3rd set victory. Giving the Badgers the 10th win.......Claussen played some of her best tennis of the season to come from behind and win in the tie breaker. Connell also won after being down. Dunning and Belanger both pulled out 3 set wins as did Gillis, making the final score 15-4. Carr/Makenzie Munoz won as did Makenzie Munoz and Carroll in extra singles matches.
The players played well again. They find ways to dig down deep and keep the shots in play. The Badgers had 6 tie breakers and we were able to win each of them.
Badger Varsity Tennis meets Liberty Hill on neutral territory in Burnet on Thursday, October 13 at 3:30pm for the area title.
Badger Cross Country has their 8-3A District Meet this Saturday, October 15 at 8:30am here at Lampasas High School.
Lady Badger Volleyball will host Llano tomorrow night, and it will also be Senior/Parent Night. The Freshman and JV teams will start play at 5pm, with the Varsity following at
Lampasas Middle School Volleyball hosts Llano tonight at Bozarth-Fowler Gym with games starting at 4:30.