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17
Sep

Billies sweep standings at Harper invitational


Fredericksburg’s Corbin Styles and Harper’s Drew Stracke keep pace with a Kerrville runner during the Jacob Krebs Cross Country Invitational, held Saturday in Harper.

By Austin R. Eck —

In their second meet of the season, the Fredericksburg High School cross country teams placed first in all four divisions.

The Billies competed in the Jacob Krebs Invitational in Harper this past Saturday.

The meet was formatted so all high school boys ran together and all high school girls ran together. The groups did not run separately based on varsity or junior varsity standing. If a runner finished in the top 25 individually, they received a medal.

A total of 14 Billies earned medals in Harper.

The team continues to progress as its season ramps up this week at the UTSA Ricardo Romo Cross Country Classic when the Billies will face the other teams in their district.

The meet is scheduled for Sept. 20 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. The girls’ race will begin at 12:15 p.m., followed by the boys’ race at 12:35 p.m.

Wed
17
Sep

Second quarter key as Bulldogs blast Billies


Quarterback Kyle Grona aims downfield past three Burnet defenders while rolling to his right before hitting Blake Moffett down the sideline for a first down during the Billies’ 55-7 road loss Friday. Fredericksburg will host Llano for homecoming this Friday at 7:30 p.m. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

By Matt Ward —

Lance Moffett usually feels better about his Fredericksburg High School varsity football team the weekend following a loss after watching the game tape.

That cannot be said this week after the Billies lost at Burnet, 55-7, Friday night.

“We played awful and it was program-wide — coaching, offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, running backs, quarterback, receivers,” Moffett said Monday afternoon. “It wasn’t one of those where you didn’t play as bad as you thought you did or you didn’t play as well as you thought you did.”

“There’s plenty of blame to bear. Ultimately the blame is on me,” he added. “Our fans can rest assured that we’re going to get it fixed.”

Stolen momentum

Fredericksburg held Burnet in check for the majority of the first quarter, stopping the Bulldogs short of the goal line on third down as the clock expired.

Wed
17
Sep

FHS to focus on own team, not visiting Llano

By Matt Ward —

Homecoming distractions shouldn’t be an issue this week for the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team, who have spent all week overcoming a “hidden complacency” that spelled doom in the Billies’ 55-7 road loss at Burnet last week.

Head coach Lance Moffett said Monday that ramping up the intensity in practice and bringing the fire back to the Battlin’ Billies would be top priority leading up to Fredericksburg’s showdown against Llano Friday at 7:30 p.m.

“(Last week’s loss) wasn’t as much about Burnet as it was about us and Llano will be the same way,” Moffett said. “It’s not about Llano. I don’t know how good they are and it really doesn’t matter. What matters is are we going to be better?”

Fredericksburg leads the all-time series against the neighboring Yellowjackets 41-19-3.

Wed
17
Sep

Fredericksburg volleyball bests Burnet in three sets Tuesday

A homecoming showdown with the 12th ranked team in Class 6A awaits the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team Friday night as the Billies host San Angelo Central at 5 p.m.

FHS will then travel to Brownwood Tuesday evening for a 6 p.m. contest.

Last night, the Billies defeated Burnet 25-17, 25-18, 25-15 after a weekend bye.

“It was a good night for the Billies,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We could have played sharper, but we played well.”

Middle blocker Adrianna Hartmann had a big impact on the game, leading the Billies with 13 kills and four blocks.

“Defensively we made plays when we needed to.  We blocked extremely well,” Roemer said. “We had a size advantage tonight and we were able to exploit it when we needed to. We are 10 days from district season now and it’s starting to be tougher and tougher to stay focused on these matches.”

Wed
17
Sep

Netters earn victory against Schertz Clemens

By Austin R. Eck —

The Battlin’ Billies tennis team faced off against Schertz Clemens on Saturday morning and walked away with a victory.

After the doubles matches, the dual match was still close.

“We tried some new doubles combinations that left us up only 4-3 after doubles,” head coach Randall King said.

The Billies found momentum in the singles portion of the match and earned the victory.

The afternoon match against Schertz Steele was cancelled due to rain, and there are no current plans to reschedule it.

The Billies will play their next match against Brownwood at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Mason. Fredericksburg will then play at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Boerne Middle School South against Boerne High School. 

Wed
17
Sep

Longhorns fourth, fifth in home cross country meet


Jenelle Rogers of Harper heads down a trail as Fredericksburg’s Rachel Rothermel and Anna Koenig follow close behind during the varsity girls’ division. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie

By Danny Hirt —

The Harper High School boys’ varsity/junior varsity squad captured fourth place in its own Jacob Krebs Cross Country Invitational Meet held on the HHS course Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, the Ladyhorn varsity/junior girls’ varsity team finished in the fifth position.

Out of the 108 competitors running in the high school boys’ division, Harper’s Drew Stracke took 11th place on the 3.1-mile course in a time of 18:45.

Payton Reid took 10th in the high school girls’ category with a time of 13:33, out of a field of 88 runners. Rebekah Lester ended the two-mile event in a time of 13:40 for 12th place. There were 88 runners in this part of the meet.

Top junior high school runners for the girls were Delanie Durring (9th place, 14:18) and Sara Walters (10th, 14:20). Triston Schubert finished in the 11th spot in the junior high boys’ race in a time of 13:03.

Wed
17
Sep

Harper football falls 45-26 at Ingram Friday

By Danny Hirt —

Home-standing Ingram overcame an early 7-0 Harper lead to register a 45-26 non-district victory over the Longhorns last Friday evening.

Harper (2-1) will try to get back on the winning track this Friday when it entertains Sonora at 7:30 p.m.

The ’Horns open their District 14-2A-D1 schedule Sept. 26 when they travel to Johnson City. Kick-off for that contest is also set for 7:30 p.m.

Ingram 45, Harper 26

Jayden Baumann gave Harper its first lead when he crossed the goal line from nine yards out with 2:30 remaining in the opening quarter. Briley Jalowy booted the extra point to put the Longhorns up by a 7-0 margin.

For the night, Baumann tallied 66 rushing yards on 16 carries.

Wed
17
Sep

Ladyhorns unbeaten in District 27-2A volleyball

By Danny Hirt —

Harper High School’s varsity volleyball team picked up a pair of District 27-2A wins in its last two outings, topping Junction Friday then taking Medina last night at home.

The league schedule continues for the Ladyhorns Friday when they host Leakey, beginning at 5 p.m. The junior varsity teams will face-off at 4 p.m.

From there, Harper (13-7, 2-0) will travel to Llano on Sept. 23 for an evening that will include a freshman match (at 5 p.m.), a JV contest (also 5 p.m.) and the varsity competition at 6 p.m.

Harper beats Medina

After splitting the first two games of last night's match (25-17, 22-25), the Ladyhorns took control for good by winning the final two contest (25-20, 25-11).

Wed
17
Sep

Heritage topples OLH 38-6 Friday

By Danny Hirt —

Parker Pattillo scored three touchdowns to help Heritage School defeat Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic School, 38-6, in six-man football on a wet and soggy night last Friday in Kerrville.

Pattillo carried the ball 21 times for 184 yards.

With the win, Heritage maintained its fourth ranked position in the sixmanfootball.com standings for TAPPS Division III teams.

The Eagles (2-1) will now host San Antonio FEAST (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas) this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Heritage 38,

Our Lady of the Hills 6

“This was a very important victory for us tonight because it showed this is a resilient team, and a team that is bent on getting better week by week,” said Heritage head coach Tim Shipman.

Wed
10
Sep

Billies pull away from Rebels in home victory


Bryce Johnston slips through a diving tackle on his way to a touchdown during the Billies’ 48-35 home win over Austin Travis Friday. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke

By Matt Ward

Final scores don’t matter to Fredericksburg High School varsity football coach Lance Moffett, whose Battlin’ Billies staved off a late rally to defeat Austin Travis 48-35 at home Friday night.

All that matters is another W.

“I don’t care about rankings and I don’t care about stats,” Moffett said. “48-35 on Saturday morning doesn’t look as good as 42-7 or 48-14 and I could care less.”

“For all practical purposes, for three quarters we dominated that game,” he added. “We were able to kind of mash them a little bit (on both sides of the line). I wouldn’t say I was surprised, but I am very happy to see them clicking.”

The biggest disappointment in the contest, Moffett said, was the failure to find time to get every member of the 45-man roster on the field during Parent’s Night.

Totally in control

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