Billies strong at start; Lago Vista last trial before opener

 Fredericksburg High School varsity football got strapped up for the season as they played their first scrimmages on Friday, Aug, 12 in Jourdanton.

The Billies battled against Bandera and Jourdanton during the matches and although no scores were kept during the game, head coach Lance Moffett said his “big red” team performed great.

“I think we did as well as expected for the first scrimmage,” Moffett said. “We scored three or four times and we only gave up one touchdown.”

The Billies played Jourdanton before watching Jourdanton play Bandera, and finished with a scrimmage against Bandera. 

“It was a neat way to do the scrimmage,” Moffett said.

Moffett was pleased with the team’s output, and said they performed very well for the first scrimmage.

“Our running game was a huge strength,” Moffett said. “On our very first play (against Jourdanton) Neil Loth had a break-out 70-yard touchdown (TD) run. That’s a pretty good way to start the season.”

Additional runners were Tristan Sanchez (who also had a big TD run), Dax Dietrich, Josh Handley, Will Sebera and Caleb Wilkins.

The running game was a clear strength, but the passing was also superb.

“We were equally balanced,” Moffett said. “Johnny Cleland caught some balls, Sean Majors caught a ball or two and Tyler Cramer caught a ball.”

Both Riggs Threadgill and Will Flannery played quarterback during the scrimmage.

“I think they both did a superior job, I think they both had strengths and they both had weaknesses,” Moffett said. “They both played very well and commanded the office well.”

The Billies have some work to do, but Moffett said it was an overall very impressive first scrimmage.

“Overall, I was pleased with our team chemistry and effort,” Moffett said. “Hustle, heart and hit is what the Battlin’ Billies are all about. That’s what Mr. Halderman (FHS principal) said that last year and I think we displayed all three of those things during the scrimmage.”

 

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