Badger Football will meet the Lorena Leopards tonight at Badger Stadium. The Badgers started off with a win over Fredericksburg; then a close, but high scoring 68-70 loss to the Robinson Rockets; but went on to a more disappointing performance in the third outing against the Wimberley Texans last week, losing 7-31. The 1-2 Badgers will go up against the0-3 Leopards on Badger Field, hoping to turn it around and get back in the win column. The Leopards have lost to some powerful teams, China Spring, La Vega and Franklin, so no wise Badger fans are looking for an easy game.
Badger fans are urged to attend the game, but if you can't, the game will be covered live on KCYL 1450AM and online at lampasasradio.com. Kenny Murray and Darrell Brooks will bring you all the action from the 7:30pm kickoff to the end.
After the game, stay tuned for the weekly score board show, with scores from games around Central Texas.
The Lometa Hornets (1-2) came off a fairly close game against Gorman, losing 46-61 last Friday. Tonight the team will play at home against Morgan (2-1), who is coming off a win over Sidney 37-18.
Coach D.T. Torres seems to think the team is ready for a win and can pull it off.
Badger Freshmen lost to Lorena 20-33. The Badgers held on and the score was 20-21 going into the 4th quarter, but the Badgers ended up falling short. Defensive standouts were Kobe Allen and Hunter Robando. Ethan Rascoe and Robert LaMountain both had touchdowns scored on strong run plays, and an Ethan Rascoe – Cameron Everts hookup just before halftime was good fora 35 yards touchdown.
The Badger JV also fell to Lorena 18-47. All of the Badgers scores were passing plays. Two of the touchdowns were Mason Steele – Quadir Tolliver (who showed some great moves getting into the end zone) hookups, the other touchdownwas a pass from Jon Davis – Asiel Gary on a tight end dump.
Middle School Football was at home and saw the 8thgrade B team beat Lorena by a 12-0 score. The 8th Grade A did even better, winning 36-6.
The 7th Grade A won 50-6 and the 7th grade B won 22-6 to give all Middle School teams big wins.
Badger Tennis played its first district match at home yesterday against Liberty Hill. In boys doubles they won three, then two girls matches, then slowed down in the boys #2 and #3 doubles matches, losing them in tie breakers. The #1 boys team of Cavalieri/McGuire played great to win, as did the #2 girls doubles of Johnson/Dwamena and #3 Claussen/Connell. However, the mixed doubles and #1 girls doubles lost in close matches. That left the team down 3-4.
Coach Kenneth Peiser said that left them having to win 7 of the 12 singles matches - an "uphill climb."
Cavalieri, McGuire, Dwamena and CLaussen all won, giving the team a 7-4 lead. Then Gillis, Johnson and Carroll came off with close losses to take it back to 7-7. The team needed 3 more wins.
Rash lost his first set but battled back to win the next two and take the match. Folks was up next and played well to give the Badger team two more wins. Hunter came up next but lost, as did Lawson, making it 9-9.
Freshman Micah Belanger was up for the last match. He played hard and was behind 4-5 when things got serious. Micah pulled out another set, then went into a tie breaker, which he won, to make it 10-9. Badgers over Liberty Hill in the first district game.
Badger Tennis is now 5-1 for the season and 1-0 in district. They'll play Taylor, there, on Saturday.
Badger Cross Country was at Gatesville for a 12 team meet and Coach James Allison was happy with the team.
The Varsity Girls finished 1st out of the 12 with a total of 67 points for the team. Gatesville was 2nd with 72 points, they had beat Lampasas two weeks ago in Temple. Out of the 102 runners, Mackenzie Best was 6th, Kyndal Moyer 9th, Taylor Moore 10th, and Annabelle Brack, Megan Sittner, Alette Cook and Megan Patterson all came in from 20 to 30th place.
The Varsity Boys finished 2nd of 11 teams wtih 49 points. They were in a tight race with China Spring, that beat them out in the end. Out of 93 runners, Nathan Herrin was 4th, Connor Cummings 7th, Levi Geagley 11th, Qadir tolliver 14th, Izaiah Andrade 19th, and Jon Davis, Kirby Berry and Juan Barrera followed, all in the best 50 places.
The JV Girls finished 3rd behind Copperas Cove and the JV Boys finished 2nd.