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Sat
26
Oct

Billies clinch first playoff berth since 2007


Billies celebrate after stunning Geronimo Navarro 31-29 Friday night to clinch their first playoff berth since 2007. — Standard-Radio Post/Matt Ward

With their 31-29 win over Geronimo Navarro on a field goal as time expired, the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team clinched their first postseason berth since the 2007 season. FHS can win a District 27-3A title win a victory at Wimberley next Friday or a win at home against Bandera on Nov. 8.

More coverage of the Billies' road victory can be found in Wednesday's edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Wed
23
Oct

FHS shrugs off Boerne 60-22


MAKING HIS WAY around a Greyhound defender, Billie quarterback Kyle Grona (10) works his way toward the sideline during Fredericksburg’s 60-22 home win over Boerne Friday. Grona accounted for seven touchdowns (five passing and two rushing) in the victory. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter

By Matt Ward —

 

Before it happened, Fredericksburg High School head football coach Lance Moffett wouldn’t believe that Friday’s home game against rival Boerne would turn out the way it did. After it happened, he still can’t believe it.IghHig

 

The Billies scored touchdowns on each of its first seven possessions against the Greyhounds to win their second straight District 27-3A contest 60-22 Friday evening.

For Moffett, the 38-14 road win over Canyon Lake two weeks ago served as “the biggest win since I’ve been here” for only seven days as FHS dominated from the opening kickoff to the final snap Friday.

“This is bigger than that one (against Canyon Lake). I would have never imagined we would have scored on the first seven drives of the game,” Moffett said. “I don’t know if in my whole career if  my team has ever scored 44 points in one half, so I wasn’t sure what to say to them (at halftime).”

Wed
23
Oct

Billies to face unbeaten Navarro Friday

By Matt Ward —

 

Mathematically, the chances are so remote that the Fredericksburg High School varsity football team will miss the postseason, it has become practically a foregone conclusion that the Billies, who are 6-1 (2-0 district), will make the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

With a recent UIL rule change adding a fourth playoff team, there’s even a chance that FHS could lose their final three games and limp into the postseason, but Billie head football coach Lance Moffett isn’t one for taking chances.

“I told the kids on Saturday that I don’t want to be that fourth place team,” Moffett said. “I don’t want to be the beneficiary of the UIL changing their policy. I want to leave no doubt that we deserve to be there.”

With a playoff spot all but assured, Fredericksburg has its sights set on a larger goal: their first District 27-3A championship.

Wed
23
Oct

Runners advance to regional competition

By Richard Zowie —

 

Fredericksburg High School cross country runners competed this morning, Oct. 23, at the District 27-3A Meet at Bandera City Park.

The varsity boys, varsity girls and JV girls all finished second at district, while the JV boys finished first.

Complete results from today’s meet will be in next week’s Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post.

Head coach Dan Aldrich described the district competition as “tough” in each division.

Only the top three varsity teams in each division today will advance to the Nov. 2 Region IV-3A meet at the University of Texas-San Antonio. The top 10 individuals will also advance to the regional meet, regardless of team results.

At regionals, the 3A girls will run at 10:40 a.m. while the 3A boys will run at 11:10 a.m.

Wed
23
Oct

Volleyball falls to second-ranked Wimberley

By Matt Ward —

 

With a road win over Geronimo Navarro on Friday, the Fredericksburg High School varsity volleyball team can clinch second place in District 27-3A after the Billies split a pair of games last week.

FHS will travel to Navarro for a 6 p.m. match Friday before hosting Canyon Lake for Senior Night Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Last night, the 23rd-ranked Billies fell to second-ranked Wimberley 24-26, 19-25, 17-25 after taking a 25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 25-15 win over Boerne Friday evening.

“For the last six years we’ve been blessed with really balanced teams with lots of good players and this team is no different,” Roemer said. “It’s no secret this year we are going to set the middle’s every chance we get and teams are going to set their defenses accordingly, especially the second half of the district race.”

Wed
23
Oct

Netters to face Abilene Wylie

One final “tune-up” remains — and, a doozy at that since it will be against last year’s state team tennis champs — before the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity tennis team can focus on region play.

The Class 3A regional team tennis tournament will, according to FHS Coach Randall King, pit the Billie netters against some of the state’s toughest teams on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, in San Marcos.

But first, the local athletes will meet up with Abilene Wylie, the defending champions in 3A team tennis last year, when the sport still fell under the auspices of the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

“Wylie is always a very talent and strong team,” King said. “Our kids seem to rise to the occasion and play them very tough each time out, though.”

On the heels of a 10-0 shut-out over Copperas Cove last Thursday in Llano, King said work will be done this week to prepare for both upcoming battles.

Wed
23
Oct

Golfers begin fall season

The Fredericksburg High School fall golf season is underway with the varsity and junior varsity teams having competed in tournaments.

Both varsity teams took sixth place at their respective tournaments while the JV team finished in first place.

Upcoming matches include JV Red at Seguin’s Starcke Park Golf Course today, beginning at 8 a.m.; JV Red taking on Brennan at the Riverside Golf Course on Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m. and then JV White on Tuesday, Oct. 29, competing against NISD at the Starcke Park Golf Club at 8 a.m.

The golf teams’ head coach is Janie Schneider-Guynes.

 

Varsity boys take sixth

Against a field of 17 other teams, FHS varsity boys golf competed at the Tivy Tournament at Comanche Trace on Monday, Oct. 21.

The Billies finished in sixth place with 320 points, four points behind fifth-place Boerne and eight points ahead of seventh-place Tivy Blue.

Wed
23
Oct

Harper football falls to Brackett

By Danny Hirt —

 

It was another disappointing effort for Harper High School as the Longhorns suffered a 53-0 setback Friday evening at home.

The loss was the second District 14 1-A Division I for Harper in as many weeks.

The ’Horns (0-2, 3-4) will travel to Ozona this Friday, Oct. 25, before returning home on Nov. 1 to face Center Point in the annual Homecoming contest.

Harper will then finish the regular season campaign on the road at Junction on Nov. 8. All three games will kick-off at 7:30 p.m.

 

Loss to Brackett

With a first quarter touchdown already on the scoreboard, the visiting Brackett Tigers added four more scores in the second period to grab a 34-0 lead at intermission on their way to a 53-0 victory over Harper on Friday, Oct. 18.

With the loss, the Longhorns fall to a 3-4 overall record and 0-2 in league action.

Wed
23
Oct

Ninth-ranked Harper volleyball remains unbeaten

By Danny Hirt —

 

Maintaining their #9 standing in the state according to the most recent 1A poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association, the Harper Ladyhorns kept their district record unblemished at 8-0 following two more victories during the past week.

First, Harper outlasted Leakey in five games at home on Friday, Oct. 18. Although they dropped the first game of the match by a 22-25 score, the Ladyhorns responded by taking the next two contests 25-21 and 25-22.

HHS tasted defeat in the fourth game, 20-25, but prevailed in the final contest by a 15-6 margin to take the match.

Harper had an easier time last night by topping visiting Utopia in three contests, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-6.

The Ladyhorns’ next match will held at Junction on Friday, Oct. 25. The two junior varsity squads — “Green” and “White” — will both play at 4 p.m. while the varsity match is slated for 5 p.m.

Wed
23
Oct

Heritage football falls to Boerne Geneva

By Danny Hirt —

 

This week’s open date arrives at a perfect time for the Heritage School varsity six-man football team after suffering a 48-0 thumping at the hands of host Boerne Geneva on Friday, Oct. 18.

Sporting a 2-1 Division II District 4 TAPPS 1A record (and 5-3 overall), the Eagles will return to league action Nov. 1 when they host San Antonio New Life on what’s known as Flight Night. From there, Heritage will travel to Selma Believers for the final game of the regular season on Nov. 8

Both contests will start at 7:30 p.m.

“The off week comes at a good time for us,” said the Eagles’ head coach Tim Shipman. “We have been working hard since early August and these guys need a little time to refresh before the second season.”

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