Sorry to have two parts, but got off track.
The defense is getting better, but have pretty good idea that Defensive Coordinator Matt Anastasio looks for better. Senior Watson and sophomore River Smith along with outstanding Jaxon Rhea are playing so strong in the middle of the line. Linebackers Ricky, Hayden and Fitz Kennedy are sure bets every down. And sure am warming up to this secondary. Briggs Green, and Caden Bauman are making hands. Jackson Dillard has three interceptions. Coy Kelso got one against San Saba. Players like Daniel Sandoval, Hudson Godfrey and Brock Fly are getting good playing time. And feel safe when Sam is at cornerback, as well as Bush anad Aiden.
New week, new team. Travel this week to Ballinger. Ballinger is a good football team. 11-2 last season, and the only team to beat State Champion Jim Ned in 2020. Ballinger in the late 1960s’ was in Llano’s district. 3-3 over all with the Bearcats. The Big Red is always tough on their home field. Another team that thinks they owe Llano one. Ballinger is picked to win their 3-A District, and returns their very good quarterback.
Llano can finish September undefeated. That would be nice. Long trip to Ballinger, so a joyful trip home, too would be nice. Good practices, and sound football, and Llano will be 4-1.