Llano pulls off win without starting quarterback
September 06, 2013, 11:45 pm by Mark Goodson
By Jim Goodson
The Llano Yellow Jackets learned at lunchtime Friday their all-district quarterback Layton Rabb would not be available for the team’s football game Friday night after Rabb underwent an emergency appendectomy late Thursday.
"So we really had to come together as a team,” running back Carter Tatsch said.
Tatsch’s 222 rushing yards were a big reason Llano was able to hold off Bangs 21-14 at Llano Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) had to come from behind to win. Junior Jalin Bauman scored the winning touchdown with 3:18 left in the third quarter and all-purpose senior Mason Ladd ran across a two-point conversion to close out the scoring.
Llano’s defense stood tall in the fourth quarter, shutting down a plucky Bangs (0-2) team led by quarterback JT Newton. Senior defensive Ryan Mansell and junior linebacker Lance Reven led the defensive charge.
"This was a big win for us,” coach Craig Slaughter said. "We really had to improvise.”
Senior Tyler Stiles stepped for Rabb and ran a steady ship. He completed four-of-seven passes for 42 yards and nine different Llano backs rushed for 256 yards.
For complete coverage, please read Wednesday's Llano County Journal
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