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Sports Extra LHS earns third straight bi-district title Ethan Moreno drags Uvalde defenders on his way to a touchdown in the first half on Thursday. JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECORD Carter Johnson stays in bounds on a reception as he is hit by a Uvalde Coyote. JEFF LOWE | DISPATCH RECOR 1 LAMPASAS DISPATCH RECORD lampasasdispatchrecord.com FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 Badgers bury Coyotes wi t h 3 5 - po i n t s e c ond qua r t e r BY JEFF LOWE DISPATCH RECORD Cade White scored a touchdown on the opening kicko return in the Badgers’ 61-14 bi-district win over Uvalde, and that was a good indication of how the night would go for the Coyotes. Lampasas (9-0) scored 35 points in a seven- minute span in the second quarter to turn a one-touchdown rst- quarter lead into a complete blowout. Uvalde ended the season at 2-9. In the area playo s next week, the Badgers will face the winner of the Corpus Christi Miller-La Feria matchup. Ace Whitehead tied his career-best pass completion rate, going 14 of 15 with two touchdowns. Carter Johnson, Josh Carter and Cade White scored their rst touchdowns of the year, and Joseph Whitehead made his rst eld goal. Uvalde had just 18 yards rushing in the game – the lowest ever by an opponent in LHS Defensive Coordinator Sam Waldrip’s roughly 20-year coaching career. Uvalde managed to sneak into the playo s with one district win against Somerset, to nish fourth in a ve- team district. Thursday’s bi-district matchup took place in Fredericksburg. After White’s kicko return and Ace Whitehead’s extra point put Lampasas ahead 7-0, Uvalde answered with a sustained scoring drive. Coyote receiver Estevan Ortiz hauled in a catch in close coverage near the back of the end zone, and the PAT tied the game. A botched onside kick attempt then gave the Badgers a short eld to work with, and Whitehead found Mike Murray for a touchdown with about four minutes left in the rst quarter. Murray later left the game with an injury. He was hit near the sideline and was able to walk o with assistance. LHS head coach Troy Rogers did not comment on Murray’s injury, or on tight end Lane Haviland, who sat out Thursday’s game after being injured the week before. White intercepted a Coyote pass late in the rst quarter, and the period ended with Lampasas ahead 14-7 and in possession of the ball. Then the oodgates opened for the Badger o ense. Eight seconds into the second quarter, Johnson -- a sophomore -- earned the rst touchdown of his varsity career. Jack Jerome had two rushing touchdowns in the game, less than three minutes apart. Anthony Harris and Caleb Brady each recorded a sack in the second quarter. Ethan Moreno had some tough runs, bouncing o tacklers, to set up Jerome’s second score. Then Moreno had a touchdown of his own on a Whitehead pass. Carter recovered a fumble deep in Coyote territory and ran into the end zone untouched. The following PAT gave Lampasas a 49-7 lead late in the second quarter. After halftime, Peyton Underwood took over at quarterback for Lampasas. On fourth down, he ran into the end zone for the Badgers’ eighth touchdown of the night. Joseph Whitehead tacked on the PAT. On the Coyotes’ rst play after receiving the kick, they fumbled again. Keagan Richardson recovered the ball, and the third quarter ended with Lampasas ahead 56-7. Joseph Whitehead made a eld goal about a minute into the fourth quarter. The Coyotes then started a drive inside their own ve-yard line. Dax Brookreson and Ian McKinney made tackles near the goal line, forcing a Uvalde punt from the shadow of the goalpost. Case Brister blocked the punt, and the ball went out the back of the end zone for a Badger safety. Landon Dibattiste had several carries late in the game, and Dylan Sanchez also saw time at quarterback for Lampasas. The Coyotes added one last passing touchdown with a little under 4:00 to play in the game. Also, Ace Whitehead had a season-long 60-yard punt. STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS PASSING Ace Whitehead 14-15, 207 yds., 3 TDs RUSHING Jack Jerome 12-109 yds., 2 TDs RECEIVING Ethan Moreno 8-118, 1 TD TOTAL TACKLES Keagan Richardson 13 FUMBLE RECOVERIES Richardson 1 Josh Carter 1 FUMBLES CAUSED Richardson 1 Dax Brookreson 1 TACKLES FOR LOSS Anthony Harris 2 INTERCEPTIONS Cade White 1 4A Div. I Region 4 football playoff bracket BI-DISTRICT NOV. 12-14 AREA, NOV. 19-21 REGIONAL SEMIS, NOV. 26-28 REGIONAL FINALS/ STATE QUARTERFINALS, DEC. 3-5 LAMPASAS (9-0) W 61-14 UVALDE (2-9) LA FERIA (3-1) vs. CORPUS CHRISTI MILLER (6-4) BOERNE (8-2) W 38-7 BURNET (4-6) ZAPATA (5-1) vs. PORT LAVACA CALHOUN (8-2) LAMPASAS BOERNE ALICE CALALLEN CORPUS CHRISTI CALALLEN (9-2) Won by forfeit over RIO GRANDE CITY GRULLA (1-4) *records include forfeit LA VERNIA (7-3) vs. CANYON LAKE (5-5) HIDALGO (3-2) ALICE (3-4) W 21-14 AUSTIN LBJ (5-2) vs. PLEASANTON (3-7)

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