Linebacker racking up tackles

Badger junior linebacker Case Brister (15) had 427 total tackles in his career, going into this week’s playoff game against Uvalde. See for results from the bi-district game, which was Thursday after press time. Brister is ranked No. 2 in 4A Div. I for tackles per game (16.8) through the regular season. JEFF LOWE

The Badger varsity boys’ golf team competed Friday and Saturday in the Marble Falls Classic. Aiden Wiley and Jaxon Tomme tied for the team lead. Wiley carded a 86-86--172, and Tomme shot 87-85--172. Coulson Plouff also competed.

Prado advances to state again

Enrique Prado qualified for a third year in a row for the 1A state cross country meet. The Lometa senior was No. 17 out of 97 runners in the overall standings, but because the top teams do not count toward individually standings, he moved up in the rankings to the top 10 and advanced individually.

Badgers defend district football title

Lampasas head football coach Troy Rogers and senior running back Jack Jerome hold the district championship trophy after Friday’s 56-20 win over Fredericksburg. The Badgers finished the regular-season undefeated and will play Uvalde in Fredericksburg on Thursday for the bi-district title. See page 4 for details. JEFF LOWE

Lady Badgers beat 5A East View in physical opening game

Lampasas led at the end of every quarter and defeated the Georgetown East View Lady Patriots 53-38 at home on Saturday. The season-opener victory was the Lady Badgers’ first against East View in coach Mark Myers’ tenure.

Lometa aims to topple No. 8 Leakey

Enrique Prado, right, follows a block by Alonso Caso during the regular season. The Lometa Hornets are 7-2 and ranked No. 25 in this week’s poll. Their bi-district playoff game against No. 8 Leakey (9-1) is Friday at Fredericksburg High School at 7:30 p.m. JESSICA MALDONADO