The Lampasas Badgers have had a dominating season in 4A Division 1 football this year and in their District 13-4A. They came into this playoff game 9-0, averaging 50 points per game and giving up just 16 points per game. They’ve been just outside our Top 25 teams in Texas all year, usually coming in at 26-28, and them not being in our top 25 is probably what we get the most criticism for with our rankings.
Corpus Christi Miller came into this game 7-4. They came into the game averaging 58 points per game, but giving up over 35 per game. They were a huge underdog against Lampasas, but with Andrew Body at quarterback, the Buccaneers have a chance against anyone.
The Badgers for the scoring started, going up 7-0 when Jack Jerome scored on a 7-yard run. The Buccaneers answered right back lessthan a minute later and tied the game on a 43-yard Andrew Body touchdown run. After Miller intercepted the Badgers, a play later Body threw a 50-yard touchdown to Lonnie Adkism. Lampasas had to punt on their next drive, and a few plays later, Body scored again on a 55-yard touchdown run to put the Buccaneers up 21-7. But Lampasas fought back as they would all game long.
Lampasas scored the next two touchdowns, both on runs from Jerome. But Body would answer back with two touchdowns of his own, a 75-yard touchdown pass to Adraean Lloyd, and then a 8-yard touchdown run. The Badgers found themselves down 40-28 at halftime. The third quarter saw less scoring, with each team trading a touchdown to make it 47-35 going into the fourth.
The Buccaneers stroke first in the fourth quarter, going up 54-35, but just as they had all night, Lampasas fought back. They got the game to 54-49 and were driving for the winning score. On fourth and 1 from just inside the 4 yard-line, Lampasas came up inches short, and after a night of offense, it was Miller’s goal-line defense that sealed the victory.
Andrew Brody finished 11-20 for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns. He ran for another 267 yards and 4 touchdowns.
It was a disappointing end to a great season for Lampasas as they had hoped to reach their schools first-ever state title game. For C.C. Miller, the season continues. They face the Boerne Greyhounds on the 27th. The Greyhounds are 9-2 on the season and just beat a Port Lavaca Calhoun team that Miller lost to earlier in the season.