Llano closed out its volleyball season on Tuesday with the Salado Eagles on the road. The Jackets dropped their battle with Taylor on Oct. 24 at home, 25-21, 16-25, 20-25, 22-25. Lacey Redden had 13 kills and Kaymon Lange eight to pace the attack. Others with kills were Claire Williams five, Ciarra Deats four, Lexi Lucas four, Naysa Napolez two, and Meredith Moore and Christy Vassar with one each.
The Lytle Pirates rallied for 14 points in the fourth quarter to hand the Llano Yellow Jackets a 34-31 loss in District 13-4A, Division II action Friday at Jacket Stadium. Llano (2-6, 0-2) had led for most of the game before running back Christian Cedeno warmed up in the fourth quarter.
Llano fell to 0-7 in district play with a pair of losses to Liberty Hill and Burnet. On Friday Oct. 17, the Lady Jackets fell to Burnet, 12-25, 22-25, 20-25 Against the Bulldogs, Lacey Redden had 12 kills while Claire Williams, Kaymon Lange and Lexi Lucas added five each. The Lady Jackets close out the season with matches against Lampasas, Taylor and Salado. The Salado match is the only road match on Oct. 27.
Wimberley scored on a 60-yard pass from Colton Cerday to Alex Mireles on the first play of the game and went on to score on its first six possessions to take a 52-20 win over Llano in the District 13-4A Division II opener Friday at Wimberley. The Jackets (2-5, 0-1) scored all of their points in the second half after the score had reached, 52-0. Llano’s Lance Reven scored twice on a 19-yard pass from Holden Simpson and a 3-yard run. Reven’s 19-yard pass capped a 10-play, 51-yard march. The score came with 43 seconds left in the third quarter. David Forrister kicked the PAT.
The Llano Yellow Jacket boys varsity golf team opened the fall golf season last weekend with a record setting performance at the 10-team Cleburne Invitational. Friday’s opening round score of 298 had the team in fourth place behind 6A state power Coppell, 5A Mansfield Legacy and 6A Richardson Pearce. The Jackets were paced by Chance Craig’s 67 and Tyler McDonough’s 71.
Llano got off to a quick start against Salado and rolled to a 34-13 non-district victory Friday at Salado. “It’s nice, winning cures a lot of problems,’’ Llano coach Craig Slaughter said. “It was something we talked about all week, was to get off to a good start.’’ Holden Simpson had his best outing of the season, completing 54 percent of his passes and connecting on three touchdowns.
Llano’s varsity volleyball team opened district play Friday Sept. 26 against on the road at Liberty Hill. Liberty Hill held off the Lady Jackets, 25-14, 25-20, 25-7. Claire Williams paced the Lady Jackets with three kills while Lexi Lucas, Kaymon Lange and Lacey Redden added two kills each.
San Angelo Lake View defenders wrap up a Llano runner in Friday’s homecoming game for the Jackets.
By Mark Goodson.
Llano’s season has been a tough one so far, but the Yellow Jackets will get a chance to compete again Friday when they travel to Salado to meet the Eagles in the team’s final non-district game of the season. Llano is 1-4 after losing 45-7 to Class 5A San Angelo Lake View last week for the Jackets homecoming. Salado is 0-5 and experienced its share of injuries, too.
Dorian Green is one of the faster players on the Jacket defensive team. Llano will play host the San Angelo Lake View this week for homecoming at Jacket Stadium.
By Mark Goodson.
Llano coach Craig Slaughter said there is no secret solution for the Jackets to right their ship. The team hit a low last week against Fredericksburg, falling 30-0, to the rival Billies on Fredericksburg’s homecoming. What made the loss worse is the team lost senior wide receiver Jalen Bauman to a knee injury on the first play of the game.
The Llano Youth Football Junior Varsity Yellow Jackets line up before the coin toss in their game Saturday against Blanco.
By Jeff Kuykendall.
The Llano youth football and cheer teams traveled to rainy Lampasas this past Saturday and a great contingent of Llano fans were rewarded with two lopsided shutout victories for the Yellow Jackets as each team reached the midway point of their respective seasons. Llano’s teams will now play host to Johnson City this Saturday, Sept. 27 at Jacket Stadium.