For anyone that hadn’t heard, the Badger Football team closed out its District 14-4A season on Friday by beating a determined and very capable Fredericksburg Billies team last Friday 49-47.
The Badgers slight dominance in the close game came in the strong play by the Badger defense, the Badger special teams and of course, by the exciting offense commanded by sophomore QB Ace Whitehead who completed 23 of 30 passes for 259 yards in that game. His receivers Cameron Everts, Jaylon Porter and Jack Jerome caught well and scored touchdowns. The Badger defenders Clayton Bever and Case Brister also scored TDs.
The win earned the Badgers the trip to the Bi-District playoffs on Friday where they will meet Brazosport’s Exporters, out of District 13-4A.
The Bi-District game against Brazosport sees Lampasas facing another district and it’s hard to make comparisons, other than the fact that Brazosport was number 3 in their district, but barely, as they were tied with the number two except for losing to them by 1 point. Technical stats would show Lampasas to be the favorite, but again, that’s hard to tell. Brazosport stats show they run more than they pass, Lampasas passes a lot.
It’s a 7:30pm game in Bryan on Friday. Enjoy the trip if you make it, if not, tune in to Lampasas Radio, KCYL 1450AM or lampasasradio.com. for the play by play.
The District 14-4A ended like this:
Liberty Hill 5-0
Canyon Lake 3-2
Basketball (District 27-4A)
The Lady Badger teams solidly won Saturday as they hosted Brady teams. The Freshmen A won 51-10, the JV won 35-20 and the Varsity won 60-22 over Brady.
Badger Basketball was at Georgetown East View for their season opener on Saturday.
Coach Aaron Nuckles reported Varsity scoring by quarters:
Lampasas 8 8 13 20 49
Eastview 11 22 20 15 68
Coach Nuckles noted that 6 of the 9 kids that played Saturday were seeing their first Varsity action. He said returning starter Kolbe Penick had 22 points which was a career high and freshman Quinn Pace had a solid first game.
The 9th grade team beat Eastview 48-37 with Nate Borchardt leading with 12 points.
The JV team beat Eastview 64-37 with Ryan Linney leading with 14 points.
Lometa Hornets six-man football team came alive Friday night, handing Zephyr a 66-44 loss. The victory was refreshing for Lometa and got them off the bottom of the District 15, six-man list. The winner in that district is Lometa’s old rival Evant. Evant beat Jonesboro Friday night 52-40.
In the 4 team district, only the top two go to the playoffs so Lometa, as number 3, has to relish in that final victory of the season on Zephyr.
The Lometa Girls and Boys Varsity BB teams are at home and hosting Rochelle with a 6pm tipoff for the Girls, and at 7:30pm the Boys Varsity will be on the floor.
San Saba Football heads to the playoffs. This year’s outstanding Armadillo team is 10-0 and 5-0 in district. The undefeated team is District Champion in District 7, of 2A-1 Region II. They destroyed the second place team, DeLeon, by a 62-12 score last Friday night. San Saba is ranked at number 5 in the Texas 2A-1 Division, a bit behind neighbor Mason, the number 1 ranked team.
Now the Armadillos will be in Copperas Cove’s Bulldawg Stadium on Thursday for a 7pm game where they will meet the Italy Gladiators. Italy is only 3-3 in District 8, finishing in 3rd place behind undefeated Bosqueville and 5-1 challenger Riesel. Italy is ranked 991 in state.
San Saba would be favored in the game and should be able to get to the next level easily…we think.