Gatesville’s victory over Burnet was more than a mere district win. It was a measure of redemption.
Entering the season, no member of the Hornets football team had experienced a win against Burnet. The Bulldogs beat Gatesville in each of the previous three seasons, but in the final opportunity of their high school careers, Gatesville’s 28 seniors finally knocked off their longtime roadblock, extending the program’s storybook start to the season with a 44-19 home win.
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Nick Talbot and Alex Byington contributed this report.