The Lampasas Badger Varsity Team will see its first action of the year, at home on Badger Field, and kicking off at 7:30pm this evening. The team will be up against the Fredericksburg Billies and local fans are hoping to see new Head Coach Troy Rogers’ version of Badger football shock and awe the rivals up and down the field. Rogers’ own experiences as a player and coach have him setting the Badger team up with a new offense that should be exciting and hopefully winning lots of contests over the next few years...in spite of the fact that we seem to be in the toughest 4A football district in the state. Tonight’s game will be broadcast over Lampasas Radio’s KCYL 1450AM and online at www.lampasasradio.com.
JV Football, in its first game of the year and playing under Coach Paul Weinheimer, kicked off with a bang in the first quarter as the defense played well early and the offense was rolling with an early TD to give them a 6 -0 lead. The defense played well all night, just giving up a couple of big plays. The offense moved the ball well but had turnovers that stopped some drives. The Badgers scored late to make the score 13-20 but ran out of time on their come-back. Despite being down in the secondhalf, the Badgers fought hard and kept a great attitude and got themselves back in it. The team will travel to Waco to take on Waco Robinson next week.
Badger Freshmen Football saw them scoring 3 TDs for an 18-6 win, failing on all three PAT’s. Two of the TDs were on short runs by Cameron Evert and another was on a 33 yarder by Ethan Rascoe. The defense was suffocating and the offense moved the ball with a balanced attack. There was also an extra quarter played, and won, that saw Jason Andrews run 5 yards for a TD, then a 2 point conversion attempt was successful (from Andrews to Hunter Rebando.)
Lometa Hornet Football kicks off their season against Mullin tonight at 7:30pm in Mullin.
Lady Badgers Volleyball was at Rockdale for a tournament on Thursday and lost to Holland 21-25 and 23-25, then Shoemaker 10-25 and 16-25. The tough competition sent the Badger team home with losses, but a bit more experienced with what it will take to get the program into a winner.