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FIRST LOOK: Scrimmage With Burnet Here Tomorrow Offers Initial
Tryout For This Fall's Edition of Battlin' Billie Football
A first look at Fredericksburg High School's 1998 football program awaits gridiron fans
and coaches this Thursday night, Aug.20, when three Billie teams gather at FHS Stadium for
scrimmage action against Burnet.
Held in conjunction with the 1998 Fall Sports Kickoff
action with Burnet head coach Edwin Abernathy's Class AAA Bulldogs will actually
get underway around 5:30 p.m. with a pair of junior varsity and freshman practice games.
Jayvee players from the two schools will work out in FHS
Stadium, while the freshman scrimmage is scheduled simultaneously at the adjacent FHS
Not long afterward, Billie and Bulldog varsity players will
square off starting around 7 p.m. to test just how well their preseason workouts have so
far paid off.
"We'll be trying to accomplish a number of things,
among them taking a look at what some of our younger players can do," said FHS head
coach Jerald Klett who noted that there will be no admission charge to those coming out to
FHS Stadium Thursday.
During varsity competition, first-team units from the two
teams will each have 15 offensive and 15 defensive snaps before second units go through a
10/10 series. To wrap up the night, first units will then return to the field for a 10/10
"We'll try to run a little bit of everything to check
what works and what doesn't," Klett said. "We'll throw the ball some in addition
to working on our running game in hopes of narrowing things down to see what we're good
Going into Thursday's scrimmage, the Billie varsity is
coming off a productive week of practice action.
"We were blessed with cool weather, and it'll be
interesting to see what happens when the sun starts shining again," the Billie head
coach said of the FHS program's 22 seniors, 25 juniors, 32 sophomores and 48 freshmen.
He explained that the Billies have shown a "real good
attitude" as pre-season workouts enter their third week. "We feel like our kids
are in pretty good shape, although they're not where we want them to be just yet. Still,
theyre putting forth a lot of effort."
In the injury department, FHS players have so far escaped
"We've had the usual bumps and bruises, but nothing
serious," said KIett who added that several players may not scrimmage with Burnet on
Thursday in order to avoid aggravating minor recoveries.
In so doing, he explained, they should be ready to travel
to Lampasas next Friday, Aug.28, for a second and final night of scrimmage action.
After that, the 1998 season officially gets underway on
Sept. 4 when the Billie varsity visits Llano for the first of five non-district games.
The home opener will be Sept. 11 against Baridera before
three more pre-distrirt contests pit FHS against powerhouses Smithson Valley (there, Sept.
18), Clemens (there, Sept. 25) and Dripping Springs (here, Oct. 2).
Next on the calendar will be the start of the 28-AAAA
campaign as the Billies play what forecasters say could be five potential playoff
First on the list for Fredericksburg will be Boerne (here,
Oct 9), followed by Medina Valley (there, Oct. 16), Alamo Heights (here, Oct. 23), Uvalde
(here, Oct. 30) and Kerrville (there, Nov 6).
All 10 FHS varsity games will be played on Friday nights
startmg at 7:30 pm., while junior varsity and freshmen games will get underway at varying
times each Thursday night.
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