District Champs Go for 10-0 Season

The 9-0 Llano Yellow Jackets will be playing for that perfect 10-0 regular season Friday night as District foe Ingram Moore comes to Llano and plays in the last regular season game of the 2022. Llano will have plenty to play for Friday night.

The Jackets can extend their home winning record to 19 with a win against Ingram.

The Jackets can become only the fourth team in school history to win double digit wins in a season. Llano, with a win, can tie the 1994 Jacket team with its 10th win. The Corey Halliburton lead team in 1994 finished 10-1, under head coach John Parchman.

The 1997 team, lead by quarterback Bradley Kassell won 11 games and finished with an 11-1 record, losing only to eventual state champion Cuero. Llano’s head coach was Karl McCormack.

And the 2020 Jacket team finished 13-1, losing to state runner up Hallettsville. Llano’s head coach, Matt Green was coach in 2020, and many of the Jacket seniors this season were sophomores in 2020.

Coach Matt Green will win his 50th game as the Llano head coach with a victory Friday night. Also Llano will be going to the State play offs for the sixth year in a row under Green.

A correction, this coming from my wonderful wife Kay. Llano has allowed a point in the second half of play over the past few games. Blanco did score in the third quarter on their second possession two weeks ago. And I thought Kay wasn’t paying attention!!

I’ve only added a few statistics into the record books up to now. But many to follow. And only after this season is over. To Kay’s credit, she too peaks ahead sometimes, and as Christmas plans are made, she has penciled in December 15th as “not available”.

The Jacket defense has allowed a total of 105 points in 9 game, an average of 11.67 points per game. The district points allowed is 39, for an average of 7.8 in five games. Great numbers. Great defense.

The Jacket offense too is on a great pace. 348 points and averaging 38.67 per game, and a district average of 36.6 points over 5 games. These numbers will win.

The Jackets have an over all winning record against Ingram Moore of 13-3. Ingram made the play-offs last season, but it looks bleak for a return for the Warriors this year. So you can bet the last trip for their seniors will be one with all the effort they can muster. The Jackets have many things to work on to further prepare for the play offs. Penalties has been one spot the Jackets can work on. And playing smart in this last regular season game is important Friday night, in the celebrated “senior night”. The Jackets win by 35 and nab that victory number 10 , for only the fourth time is school history.

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