The Lampasas Badgers lost another exciting game, by almost the same score as last week. Thursday night's loss to Canyon Lake on the road was a 34-42 final, last week it was 35-42 to Lorena - but both games were close and nail biters to the end.
Trailing by 8, the Badger defense had held back the Canyon Lake Hawks on a 4th and 2 to get the ball back. But, there were only 47 ticks left on the clock and they were 97 yards from the goal line.
The Badger offense moved the ball quickly downfield to set up a last second pass at the goal line from Harrison Gillespie to Jason Murphey. It was knocked away by a game saving defender.
The Badgers lost again, but it was again - oh so close. Congratulations to our team for another super effort.
There is an open date next week, then it will be the start of district play against the Gatesville Hornets.
Lampasas Badger Freshman & JV Football teams were rolling on Wednesday night on Badger Field. The freshmanwon against the Canyon Lake Hawks 19-8. The Badgers Freshmen record is now 2-2-1 with the next game on October 6 at Badger Stadium when they welcome the Gatesville Hornets. The JV Badger Football team won their first game of the season on Wednesday against Canyon Lake. The Badger defense blasted the Hawks, causing4 turnovers on the way to their 26-8 victory. Badger JV football hosts the Gatesville Hornets on October 6 after the Freshman game.
The Lometa Hornets, coming off a homecoming win over the Morgan Eagles will go up against Sumitt Christian, on the road, on Friday with a kickoff at 7:30pm.
Badger Tennis played a somewhat disadvantaged Leander High last night and won the match 17-2.
Coach Kenneth Peiser said the Leander team had lost many of its players last year and was training some new ones to compete in High School tennis. Lampasas won 6 of the 7 doubles matches, losing only the mixed match. The Lampasas boys swept their singles matches and the girls only lost one of them.
The Badger team will play their next district match on Saturday in a road match at Taylor. It will be a tough match, according to Coach Peiser, with the winner being a strong contender for the District Championship.
Badger Cross Country was at Waco on Thursday. The Varsity Girls finished 1st over 4 other, Waco area, schools. The girls finishing up front were Kyndal Moyer, Taylor Moore, Annabelle Brack, Mackenzie Best and Megan Sittner. They finished 4th thru 8th places over the entire field.
The Varsity Boys ran with a field of 1A all the way thru 6A schools. They won the small school division and finished 2nd, overall, winning over 4 of the 5, 5A-6A schools. The top scoring Badgers were Nathan Herrin, Connor Cummings, Levi Geagley, Izaiah Andrade and Kirby Berry. They all finished within the top 8 runners.
The JV girls finished 4th overall out of 8 teams that included 5A-6A schools. The top Lady Badgers were Cheyenne Foote and Cheyenne Stout.
The JV Boys finished 3rd of 7 teams with Luke Palacios, Zachary Zegub, Isaac Alford, Michael Hoff, and Samuel Jackson all finishing in the top 19 of 72 runners..