by: Darrell Brooks
The “Troy Rogers” era started off in style as the Lampasas Badgers defeated the Fredericksburg Billies 33-12 to the delight of the local fans. It was a tight game early as the Badgers held on to a slim 13-12 lead at half time. Nathan Keese ripped off a 76-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to start it for the Badgers. After a 30 minute lightning delay, the Badger offense started clicking on all cylinders, scoring three touchdowns in the second half. The highlight of the second half was a 35-yard run by Sean Williams. Lampasas offense put up 478 yards while the Badger defense held the Billies to 277 total yards. Keese had 5 carries for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. Williams had 10 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown and Cohen Cockburn rolled up 85 yards on the ground for 2 touchdowns and was 16 of 21 through the air for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. Jason Murphey also had a touchdown reception for the Badgers. The Badger defense harassed the Fredericksburg offense all night with several quarterback sacks and two interceptions by Logan Bender and Isiah Rosales.
The win was a great start to the 2016 football season.