Sports

Tue
21
Oct

Jackets catch Lytle Pirates at Llano

By Mark Goodson
 
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.
 

 

Tue
14
Oct

Jackets slow start leads to defeat

By Mark Goodson
 
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.
 
Tue
07
Oct

Golfers set school record to open fall season

By Mark Goodson
 
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.
 
Tue
07
Oct

Llano warms up for district opener

By Mark Goodson
 
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.
 
Tue
30
Sep

Llano falls against Liberty Hill in three

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.

 

Tue
30
Sep

Llano homecoming spoiled by Lake View


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.
 

 

Tue
23
Sep

Llano prepares for homecoming affair


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.

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Tue
23
Sep

Llano scores pair of shutout wins


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.

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Tue
16
Sep

Llano youth team knocks off Lago Vista

By Jeff Kuykendall
 
The Llano Youth Football and Cheer teams traveled to Lago Vista this past Saturday and a great contingent of Llano fans braved the chilly, rainy weather to watch two exciting and hard fought football games. Llano has now faced two of the top teams in the Hill Country Youth Football League in consecutive weeks as both Lago Vista teams were undefeated coming into this past week’s contests. Llano’s teams will now travel to Lampasas Saturday, Sept. 20, as the Llano Junior Varsity will play Blanco at 10 a.m. and the Llano Varsity will play Brady at 2 p.m.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Llano gets physical after heartbreaker

By Mark Goodson
 
Football teams don’t huddle much any more. But Llano’s varsity football players came together Monday for one of those get your heads together meetings. The coaches and players huddled around for one of those good old-fashioned, get-physical drills.
 

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