Badger Football (District 14-4A)
The 3-1 Badgers opponent this week is 2-2 Fredericksburg.
It is a curious situation when all teams in a district except one are playing for second place. The one team that Lampasas and all the other teams have, or likely will, lose to is Liberty Hill.
The Liberty Hill Panthers have proven to be “that good.” They have beat two of their district opponents, Taylor and Fredericksburg by 62 points spreads, scoring 77 points in the Taylor game. Lampasas came closest to them, losing by 28 points in a 55-27 game. Liberty Hill is a big school, with about 100 more students that the other High Schools in the district, and they have an outstanding athletic program, especially in football.
So-o, the rest of the teams find themselves competing for the number two spot. Lampasas is now in that number two spot, deservedly so, even though Lampasas is at the bottom of the district in school population.
All of the above to say, we can be especially proud of our Badger team and its coaching staff. Add it up…smallest school, 2nd best win-loss record, came closer to Liberty Hill than any other team.
Going into this last game of the regular season, we all have to believe in our Badgers.
So, the last district game against Fredericksburg, they will be hungry for a win and so will Lampasas as they fight for the #2 spot in district.
Finishing at number two means Lampasas will probably play Brazosport next Friday night in Bryan. Should Lampasas lose and wind up at number 3, they would still go to the playoffs but would probably be up against Needville in the first round of playoffs.
Basketball (District 27-4A)
The Lady Badger teams, coached by Mark Myers, were in Badger Gyms Saturday for their first games of the season, up against 5A East View.
The Lady Badger Varsity is 0-1 after losing its first game to Georgetown East View in overtime.
The Freshmen teams (A & B) both won their games with Georgetown last Saturday, while the JV team lost.
The Lady Badgers teams will be back on the home court today, up against 6A Killeen Shoemaker with games kicking off at 5:30pm on both courts, then a 6:30 and a 7pm start with the JV and Varsity up last.
Badger Basketball, coached by Aaron Nuckles, will be involved in one more scrimmage today at Lago Vista, with play starting at 5:15pm.
The Badger Season will begin on Saturday against 5A East View at Georgetown with games at 10 and 11:30am.
Coach Nuckles and Coach Allison have their challenges this year as their great team last year had several seniors on it. With those guys gone, we look toward this year’s seniors like Kolbe Penick and Qadir Tolliver to step up and lead the team. This year’s team has 7 seniors on it, along with sophomore Mike Murray and freshman Nate Borchardt.