Billies to host Llano for homecoming Friday

HANGING ON to the football despite consistent rainfall, Paco Martinez looks to head up field with a pair of Badger defenders in pursuit Friday night during the Billies’ 24-7 home victory over Lampasas. — Standard-Radio Post/Yvonne Hartmann

By Matt Ward —


Every time the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team headed to or from practice the week of the Llano game last season, a save-the-date invitation for the Yellowjacket homecoming tacked to the scout board just outside the locker room caught their eye.

This year, with the shoe on the other foot, the Billies will have to defend their home turf as FHS looks to celebrate homecoming Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a win over visiting Llano.

Two years ago, the Billies notched their first win of the season at Llano 47-23 and FHS duplicated their effort in 2012, defeating the Yellowjackets 14-6 on the road.

Fredericksburg head coach Lance Moffett said Monday that he expects a close battle between the former district rivals.

“Llano-Fredericksburg is always a tough game,” Moffett said. “I’ve got all the respect in the world for Coach (Craig) Slaughter. He’s trying to build a program in a tough district (8-3A).”

The Yellowjackets (2-2) have already faced several of Fredericksburg’s district foes as Llano opened the season with a 31-7 loss to Wimberley before winning consecutive games over Bangs 21-14 and Bandera 21-17.

Last week, the Yellowjackets fell to Boerne 14-0.

“The first thing you notice is that their offensive line is pretty big and we’re not really big so we make up for it with quickness and speed,” Moffett said.

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