Billie football edges Llano 16-13 in homecoming win

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ELUDING a flying Yellowjacket, Brayden Beard races up the field on a punt return Friday evening during the Billies’ 16-13 homecoming victory over Llano at FHS Stadium. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

 

They won’t receive any style points, but a win is a win in the mind of Fredericksburg High School varsity football coach Lance Moffett, whose Billies held off Llano for a 16-13 homecoming victory Friday.

The two schools combined for 15 punts in a defensive struggle at FHS Stadium as the Billies forced seven consecutive Llano punts before the Yellowjackets got on the board midway through the third quarter.

“Production-wise, you’re looking for a win and we won,” Moffett said. “There’s no one thing to blame for our lack of offensive production. We scored when it mattered. We scored on the first drive of the game and we responded to their score, which was huge.”

After Friday’s victory to close out the non-district schedule at 4-1, the Billies will enjoy a bye week to “rest, recover and relax,” Moffett said, before opening District 27-3A play on the road at Canyon Lake in two weeks.

“We just have to prepare properly, take advantage of the extra three days of practice time and clean up some of the fundamentals,” he said.

 

Punts, punts, punts

Fredericksburg dominated on their opening possession, driving 51 yards on five plays with Kyle Grona capping off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run to give FHS an early 7-0 lead.

From that point, the two schools traded punts for the remainder of the first half, with the exception of a Fredericksburg interception and turnover on downs.

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