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Fri
26
Sep

Billies rebound with blowout win over Yellowjackets


Mitchell Edwards (7) breaks out for a big gain on the ground during the Billies' 30-0 homecoming victory over Llano Friday evening. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

By Matt Ward

 

Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett usually knows if he wants the Billies to receive the opening kickoff or defer to the second half hours in advance of the game.

It’s a choice he’s had to make all four games so far this season as the Billies are a perfect 4-0 on the coin toss to open the year.

“I wasn’t certain after the Burnet game (55-7 road loss) what we needed to do,” Moffett said. “A lot of times I know what we’re going to do just based off our chemistry that week, whether we’re going to take the ball or kick off.”

Moffett opted to put his defense on the field and FHS came through, forcing a three-and-out and blocking a punt leading to the Billies’ first touchdown in a shutout 30-0 homecoming win over Llano, Friday.

Fri
26
Sep

Heritage volleyball bests Grace Academy

School long to defeat Grace Academy on the road Thursday evening, grabbing all three games it played by scores of 25-7, 25-11, 25-5.

The Lady Eagles enjoyed an open date on Tuesday before returning to the court tomorrow, Thursday, when they host San Marcos Hill Country Christian School in the first district match for both teams. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Fredericksburg First Baptist Church gymnasium.

The schools’ junior high school squads will face off at 5:30 p.m.

 

Heritage tops Grace

Heritage took control from the get-go, taking all three games over Grace Academy by at least 14 points.

“Grace Academy, having started a volleyball program the past two years, played well against the Lady Eagles,” said Heritage head coach Carol Bell. “The Eagles’ bench had plenty of playing time as well as worked on various attacks.”

Wed
24
Sep

Billies set to start district play Friday night


Kendyl Stevens and Aubrey Sultemeier go up for a block Friday night during the Billies' three game home loss to San Angelo Central, the 12th ranked 6A team in the state. — Standard-Radio Post/Austin R. Eck

District 29-4A play for the seventh-ranked Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team will begin Friday evening as the Billies travel to Bandera for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

FHS (25-10) will then play at Hondo Tuesday evening.

Last night, the Billies defeated Brownwood on the road 25-7, 25-12, 25-17 after falling to the 12th ranked team in Class 6A, San Angelo Central, 25-27, 22-25, 27-29 Friday.

“The first phase of the season has gone extremely well.  We’ve played great volleyball and we’ve played some volleyball that we’ve learned from,” head coach Jason Roemer said. “We’ve stayed healthy, we’ve gotten in better shape and we are highly motivated to win the first volleyball district championship in FHS history.”

 

Brownwood win

The Billies opened Tuesday’s contest at Brownwood on an 11-1 run and never let up on their way to a 25-7, 25-12, 25-17 road victory.

Wed
24
Sep

Ladyhorns notch pair of victories this week

By Danny Hirt

 

The Harper Ladyhorns picked up two more volleyball victories during the past week, first topping Leakey at home on Friday (25-19, 25-11, 25-16), then besting non-district opponent Llano on the road last night in four (25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 25-13).

Harper (14-7, 3-0) returns to league action this Friday when the Ladyhorns travel to Johnson City for a 5 p.m. match. Junior varsity play opens the evening at 4 p.m. HHS stays on the road Tuesday, going to Center Point for a 6 p.m. contest, with the JV playing at 5 p.m.

 

Harper slips past Llano

Courtney Ahrns picked up 20 digs as she and the Ladyhorns earned a four-game victory Tuesday at Llano. Other double-digit diggers included Payton Reid with 12, and Macie Lumpkins and Logan White with 11 apiece.

Reid totaled 14 assists, with teammate Lumpkins adding another 13 in the winning cause.

 

Wed
24
Sep

FHS cross country teams ready to host home meet on Saturday

By Austin R. Eck

 

The Battlin’ Billies cross country team faced its first real test of the season at Saturday’s UTSA Ricardo Romo Cross Country Classic.

In San Antonio, the girls’ team finished third overall and the boys finished fourth.

The meet was the only opportunity the Billies had face all of their district foes before the district meet in late October.

The girls’ squad finished second amongst district schools and the boys finished third against district school on Saturday. The top three teams at the district meet advance to the regional meet.

“I explained to the kids that Saturday was only a preview and that we cannot say we are guaranteed a spot at regionals,” head coach Dan Aldrich said. “Nothing is a for sure thing, especially in our sport, and the performances in one month can come down to just a few points and seconds between many teams battling for the top three spots.”

Wed
24
Sep

Netters stay hot against Boerne, Brownwood

By Austin R. Eck

 

The Battlin’ Billie tennis team (9-3, 2-0) stayed hot as it won two matches this week in preparation for the top ranked school in class 4A.

Fredericksburg High School started its week on Saturday against Brownwood in Mason. The Billies took the match 10-3.

“Brownwood on Saturday was a closer match than the score indicates,” head coach Randall King said. “We were only up 4-3 after doubles, but then reeled off 10 singles victories with very strong performances top to bottom.”

The netters took to the court again on Tuesday night to square off against Boerne High School at Boerne Middle School South. The Billies won its second district match of the year 10-2.

The Battlin’ Billies had a fast start and came out of doubles play with a 6-1 lead over the Greyhounds.

Three of the six wins that came in double play went to a third and definitive set.

Wed
24
Sep

Broncos buck Harper 36-7

 

By Danny Hirt

 

Visiting Sonora scored all of its 36 points in the first half, topping the Harper Longhorns by a final score of 36-7 last Friday evening in non-district football action played in Longhorn Stadium.

The loss puts Harper’s current record at 2-2.

The Longhorns will try to get back on the winning track Friday when they open their District 14-4A-D1 season at Johnson City. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Other league encounters for this week show Center Point traveling to Brackett and Mason hosting Sabinal. Junction will get the night off before opening its district schedule at Brackett on Oct. 3.

 

Sonora 36, Harper 7

Sonora applied unending pressure on both sides of the ball throughout most of the night, scoring its first of five touchdowns inside the first two minutes of the game.

Wed
24
Sep

Heritage stopped by FEAST, 38-22, in six-man action

By Danny Hirt

 

Heritage School fell behind by a lot early and couldn’t recover as the Eagles dropped a home decision to San Antonio FEAST, 38-22, on Friday evening.

The loss was the second setback of the season in Heritage’s four outings so far in the 2014 six-man football campaign.

The Eagles go on the road this Friday when they travel to Rochelle High School for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. In last week’s action, Rochelle lost to Santa Anna, 44-36.

Despite Friday’s loss, Heritage jumped up two positions, to second place, in the TAPPS Division III six-man rankings as determined by sixmanfootball.com.

 

San Antonio FEAST 38,

Heritage School 22

Wed
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.

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