The Badger football team was back at it on Monday morning at 8am, on the practice field at Lampasas High. The team, according to Coach Troy Rogers, is OK and looking forward to that big game on Friday in Round Rock against the La Vernia Bears.
At stake, simply put, is that each team wants to move forward in the 4A UIL Playoffs. This is the “Area” level game.
The background to it all is the fact that the two teams had already met, earlier in the season. Lampasas had lost that one by the tiny margin of 51-50. And that was in overtime. The lead in the game had gone back and forth with regular time running out at 44-44. In overtime the Bears put up 7 first, making it 51-44. Lampasas then got the ball and got their own TD, making it 51-50. The Badgers went for the win, attempting a pass play for a 2 point conversion. La Vernia knocked it down and the Badgers lost. That could have been the game of the year if it had been a more publicized playoff game.
Lampasas went home with all the what-ifs…but it was just a pre-district game and Lampasas had a season ahead of it. That season has been fantastic for fans with all the heroics and surprises imaginable.
Now, Lampasas finds itself in a re-match of sorts – back under the Friday night lights against La Vernia again. The Badger team wants this game!
The Badgers’ biggest problem now is figuring out a way to stop number 18, senior QB Clayton Chadwick. He runs for more yards than his running backs (averages over 100 yards per game) and he averages passing for about twice that much.
La Vernia is good, with a running back that also averages about 100 yards per game, #30, Diego Mendoza, and there are several receivers.
Lampasas, on the other hand, has a sophomore QB named Ace. Yeh, he was given that name at birth, when his parents had no idea the young man would become one of the most amazing young athletes in Texas High School sports. He’s a great baseball pitcher, a track star, and most notable right now, an amazingly good quarterback. And that’s not all, he is joined by other amazingly good athletes.
A lot of QB Ace’s success in passing is that he has had great receivers, and some great running backs and a front line offense to open the holes. And, a defense that may bend, but rarely breaks, and comes up with turnovers when they really need it.
Yep, this could be a really good football game.
It’s at Round Rock’s Kelly Reeves Stadium, Friday night at 7:30pm. Lampasas will be the visiting team.
Stay tuned to Lampasas Radio for the latest on Badger Sports, including more of the low down on Friday’s game, and the play by play broadcast of the game on Friday evening. It will be broadcast on KCYL 1450AM and on the internet stream at lampasasradio.com. Many of our listeners prefer to go to mixlr.com and search out lampasasradio1.
Other Region 4 playoff games:
Liberty Hill beat Bay City and play Gonzales this week.
Canyon Lake lost to Needville who meets La Feria this week.
Taylor lost to Sealy, now Sealy plays Boerne this week.
Basketball (District 27-4A)
News just in! Lampasas Lady Badgers Varsity Basketball is now ranked in the Top 25 in State 4A Basketball. Lampasas is number 19, just behind Liberty Hill at 17.
The Lady Badgers Varsity (9-2), was at Austin Lanier on Monday, where they won 77-38 over 5A Lanier.
The 9th A team beat Lanier’s JV team 56-31 and the 9th B lost to Lanier’s 9th A team 42-45.
The JV team played Evant’s Varsity and won 43-21.
Today the Varsity and both 9th grade teams will be back in Austin at Austin Travis for games starting at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm.
The JV Girls will be at Lometa to play the Lometa Hornet JV Girls..
Badger Basketball (0-2) was at home Monday against Bandera. The 9th grade team was up first and won 32-27 over the Bandera fish. The high point man was Austin Wilson with 7 points.
The JV team also came out on top, beating Bandera’s JV 62-41. Jet Bramen and Niko Lewis both scored 11 to lead the scoring.
The Varsity team beat Bandera 51-36. The Badgers fell behind in the 1st quarter but corrected and came back in the second period to score 20 points to Bandera’s 10 to make it 26-18 Lampasas at the half. The locals spread the difference more in the third but lost a little ground in the 4th, still coming out with a 51-36 win.
High points came from Kolbe Penick with 17, followed by Raven Wade and Nate Borchardt, both with 10, and Qadir Tolliver had 8.
The Boys teams will be at home again today as they host Brownwood with 10am and 11:30am games