At Lampasas, the Gatesville Hornets spoiled Homecoming for the Lampasas Badgers Friday night by winning at Badger Stadium.
The Badgers started the game quickly as junior Cameron Everts broke off an 88-yard rushing touchdown on the game’s first play.
After the opening-play touchdown, the Gatesville defense stiffened, and the offense executed a balanced attack to come away with the win.
The Hornets scored three touchdowns in the first half.
They were on a 66-yard pass by Seth Trotter to Anthony Costas, a 10-yard run by Isaiah Navejas, and a 25-yard pass by Trotter to Tahje Miller.
The Hornets held a 21-7 lead at the half.
Lampasas fought back and took the game to the final seconds, scoring three times in the second half.
The Badgers got a 7-yard run by Jaylon Porter, a 35-yard pass by Ace Whitehead to Michael Murray, and a 1-yard run by Everts. The second touchdown by Everts came with 41 seconds remaining in the game and the score 33-27 Gatesville.
Porter recovered the onside kick at the Hornets’ 40-yard line. The Badgers drove all the way to the 1-yard line, but a sack by Gatesville ended the Badgers’ comeback bid.
Gatesville returns home on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with Glen Rose. Lampasas returns to action Oct. 12 in Burnet. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m.