Subscriber Login We have recently updated our digital and print service platforms. Many sources are free, some require a subscription. But the other schools that comprise the district executive committee voted unanimously against Brownwood, meaning the Lions had to forfeit to both Heritage and La Vega. $3 for 3 months. Choice’s pick six was a back-breaker for the Lions, who had driven 77 yards from their 9-yard line to the Wildcats’ 14 while trailing 23-7 in the third quarter. Transportation Autos (23) Trucks (11) Motorcycles (9) Recreation RVs, Campers, Trailers (19) Boats, Motors, Marine Services & Accessories (1) Jobs/Help Wanted General (17) Garage Sales & Merchandise Garage Sales (12) General (3) Real Estate … The injury list included quarterback Chance Jones (ankle) and his replacement, Blaize Espinoza (shoulder), who starts at linebacker when he’s not quarterbacking. SUBSCRIBE NOW As low as $3 for 3 months. In district, Alvarado has lost to Midlothian Heritage 56-23, Waxahachie Life 20-14 and Stephenville 56-21. Local listings from Brownwood Bulletin, Stephenville Empire-Tribune, The Glen Rose Reporter, and Runnels County Register. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. During that two-week quarantine, Burnett assisted with weekly preparation and practice schedules from home, but he was unable to coach on the sideline during games against Midland Greenwood on Sept. 4 and China Spring on Sept. 11. Kennedale plays great defense. It’s unfortunate that we had too many turnovers in our last two games. We stress protecting the ball all the time. The Wildcats took advantage of excellent field position to take their early lead, starting their first three possessions at the Lions’ 25-, 26- and 40-yard lines. Linebacker Braden Waters added a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter that extended the Wildcats’ lead to 44-7. “It’s a packed week, physically and mentally, but we’ll be ready to go Friday. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Contact information can be found at the bottom of the “Contact Us” link on our homepage. Choose the plan that's right for you. After a two-week quarantine, the Brownwood Lions will continue their football season when they host Alvarado on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Deal’s clean bill of health is crucial since the safety leads the Lions in tackles with 70. BROWNWOOD — How do you prepare for a high school football game with only two days of practice? The Wildcats’ defense allowed 226 yards passing to Brownwood, but only 34 yards rushing on 27 attempts. If you encounter any issues with your subscription status, please call 325-646-2541 during normal business hours Monday-Friday. Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license, except where noted. I blame the executive committee for this situation,” Burnett said. “He never dropped his head. BROWNWOOD — Time to heal injuries is about the only positive for the Brownwood Lions as their two-week, COVID-19 quarantine plays out. Brownwood also proposed that it would forfeit to La Vega. SUBSCRIBE NOW. “In spite of their record, we think they (Indians) are jelling at the right time,” Burnett said. Brownwood Bulletin ~ 700 Carnegie St., Brownwood, TX 76801 ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Cookie Policy ~ Do Not Sell My Personal Information ~ Privacy Policy ~ Terms Of Service ~ Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. “I don’t know if there is a good thing to come out of this, but if there is, it’s that we have time to get healthier,” Brownwood head coach Sammy Burnett said this week. Brownwood put together second-half drives that reached the Kennedale 14-, 10- and 9-yard lines, but the Lions came away with no points on any of those threats. Choose the plan that’s right for you. News Sports Business Opinion Crime Obituaries E-Edition Legals. “They went and did the total opposite of what the (Week 11) decision was supposed to be about. We’ll get the players as many practice reps as possible in two days. If you are an existing subscriber without access you must activate your account. Site Services. Search Classifieds. They put a lot of pressure on us, and we didn’t execute on offense.”. Henderson has been Brownwood’s most consistent offensive threat this season with 775 yards and eight touchdowns rushing. Very Likely Likely Neutral Unlikely Very Unlikely. The Brownwood defense is charged Friday with slowing Alvarado’s running game led by senior William Labermeier, who has rushed for 1,338 yards (167 per game) and 11 touchdowns this year. “There’s a difference in how it’s treated in Brownwood than how it’s treated in Stephenville or Abilene.”. Then we have two days on the field to apply what we taught in the Zoom meetings. If you are an existing subscriber without access you must activate your account. We proposed what we thought was a logical solution by rescheduling Heritage and forfeiting to La Vega. If the sign in window does not open automatically, please click here. © Gannett Co., Inc. 2020. Taylor Bessent, Zaiden Lopez and Baylor Tidwell also had been sidelined. Decisions could become more cluttered once the playoffs begin. Jones, a sophomore, has completed 62 percent of his passes, but for a modest 87 yards per game with two TDs while splitting time with Espinoza. Kennedale led 23-7 at the half as Joyner broke a 22-yard run, and the Wildcats scored a defensive touchdown on the 33-yard interception by Sallis. District 6-4A DI champion Kennedale (10-0-1) advanced to play Melissa, which beat Dallas Carter on Friday, in next week’s area round of the playoffs. Digital access or digital and print delivery. Save 90%. Alvarado also has been hurt by a minus-7 turnover ratio. “We put our defense in some tough positions tonight with turnovers,” Brownwood head coach Sammy Burnett said on his postgame show on KOXE-FM radio. Sign up for daily e-mails. Forty-seven Brownwood varsity and JV football players were quarantined for two weeks last week, which means no football activities — not even practice — and remote learning from home for their academic classes. The long pass plays helped Brownwood compensate for being limited to a minus-9 yards on 10 rushing attempts in the first half. Alvarado is led by 16th-year head coach Jeff Dixon, who is 100-74 with 13 playoff berths in 15 previous seasons with the Indians. 99¢ for the first month. Choice entered Friday’s game as a temporary replacement for starter Kameron Sallis, whose 33-yard interception return for a first-half touchdown staked Kennedale to a 20-0 second-quarter lead. Never miss a story. The idea was to make Week 11 available for makeup games caused by COVID-19 postponements. Alvarado is averaging a modest 16 points per game, and the Indians have been shut out twice this year by Decatur and Kilgore. Existing Subscriber Activation “Blaize had a tough night, but he never quit,” Burnett said. If Brownwood makes the playoffs, it picked up a Week 11 tune-up game — ironically against District 5-4A DI fellow member La Vega. Espinoza’s 35-yard pass to Revada converted a third-and-24, and the 26-yard completion came on third-and-17. We’re glad our kids get to play the game they love again.”. “It was a combination of things — penalties, busted assignments and missed reads,” Burnett said of his team’s red-zone shortcomings. After Friday’s game, Kennedale’s defense has allowed 85 points in 11 games, an average of 7.7 points per game. Even though the Lions struggled to run the ball, Royshad Henderson managed 56 yards rushing on 19 carries, giving the senior 1,029 yards for the season. Subscribe Brownwood Bulletin Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 … “Turnovers will be very important this week, because Alvarado likes to control the clock with their running game.”. Existing Subscriber Activation. Alvarado returned only one offensive starter from last year, and like Brownwood, the Indians start a sophomore at quarterback. The Lions were forced to forfeit two District 5-4A Division I games during the quarantine against Midlothian Heritage on Oct. 9 and Waco La Vega on Oct. 16. Graveside Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 at Goldthwaite Memorial Pavilion with pastor Marvin Ewertt officiating. Brownwood, which fell behind 23-0 without running an offensive play Kennedale’s half of the field, came alive late in the second quarter. It’s an experience that will help carry them through the rest of their lives, and we think it’s important.”, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Burnett said injuries to quarterback Chance Jones (ankle), linebacker Blaize Espinoza (shoulder) lineman Tyler Tiner (ankle), safety Khyren Deal (concussion) and running back Royshad Henderson (ankle) have mended.