Billie football topples Brady in road win
By Matt Ward —
For Fredericksburg High School varsity football coach Lance Moffett, there’s only one question he’s sick of answering: “What did you say to the kids at halftime?”
After a lack-luster first half saw the Billies tied at Brady 6-6, FHS scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to cruise to a 34-6 road victory Friday night.
“I’m real pleased with the way we finished. I wanted to score a lot more points though,” Moffett said after the game. “If we just put all three phases of the game together (at the same time), we’ll be a great team.”
First half woes
Looking at the first half from a statistical perspective, the Billie head coach said his squad should have been way ahead of Brady after dominating total offensive yards 240-78.
“You go into halftime tied against a team that you ought to be dominating. Worst case scenario, it should have been 21-6 at half,” Moffett said. “But we were actually really fortunate to be there (tied at 6-6), but if we’re playing Wimberley, we’re down three touchdowns right now. That’s the part we have to fix.”
A fumble deep in Fredericksburg territory midway through the second quarter allowed Brady a short field, which the Bulldogs took advantage of by scoring on a five-yard touchdown pass with 10:51 left in the half.
“We’re moving the ball up and down the field and the defense was stuffing them,” Moffett said. “We should have pitched a shutout and that’s what we came here to do. They hurt us a few times on trick plays, but the only time they really hurt us was when they were desperate and had to run reverses.”
The Billie offense was able to move the ball with ease until they entered the red zone in the first half as penalties and mental errors kept FHS off the scoreboard.
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