Football practices start soon
July 19, 2013, 9:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Football practices are right around the corner for area teams.
Three of the area’s teams will open on Aug. 5 while Marble Falls starts a week later on Aug. 12.
Marble Falls starts later because the Mustangs held spring training.
All teams in the state that didn’t have spring training start on Aug. 5. That includes Burnet, Llano and Faith Academy.
The Mustangs return six starters from last year’s 4-6 team. The Mustangs are competing in District 25-4A, that includes defending Class 4A Division II state champion Cedar Park and four playoff representatives from the Leander ISD.
Burnet and Llano compete in District 8-3A and the Bulldogs return a solid group of skilled players to give it another run at the playoffs. The Bulldogs were 5-6 last season and lost to Stephenville in the first round of the playoffs.
Llano was 3-7 last season in its first year under coach Craig Slaughter. The Yellow Jackets lone district win was over Lampasas last season.
The Faith Academy squad went 11-1 in its first year in TAPPS 11-man football last year. Coach Russell Roberts expects this year’s team to be just as strong despite losing a strong senior class.
NOTES – Season football ticket holders for the Marble Falls Mustangs have been contacted and have until July 26 to renew their tickets for the 2013 season.
Every year, Mustang football fans have the option of renewing.
This year, all 1,377 reserved tickets on the Marble Falls side of Mustangs Stadium are expected to be taken, said Pauline Carrington, who is responsible for season ticket sales.
Season tickets are $45 and include five home games. Senior citizens get a discount.
Mustang Stadium holds 2,032 fans on the home side and 3,074 total.
Marble Falls home games this year are Smithville, Boerne Champion, Rouse, Vista Ridge and Leander. Road games are LaGrange, Burnet, Cedar Park, Vandegrift and Dripping Springs.
For more information contact Carrington at the administration office.
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