LAMPASAS — The Lampasas Badgers demolished the Elgin Wildcats 56-13 Friday at Badger Field.
The Badgers came in this game off of a 58-55 loss against Brownwood and head coach Troy Rogers was happy to see their improvement.
“I’m excited to get that ‘W’ and I’m just proud of the way the kids played. I thought last week we didn’t quite play 48 minutes of football, we just ran out of gas,” Rogers said. “I thought we played 48 minutes of football tonight so, that’s what we need to do.”
He explained that he and the coaching staff needed to make adjustments from the previous week in order to be successful.
“We tried to make sure our guys got more rest in between plays and I thought it went well. I think that helped us out overall – just giving those kids a little more time to catch their breath,” he said. “Defensively … they did a really good job so I’m excited to get in there, watch film, and see how much improvement has really been made.”
It was a pretty straightforward game. Just about each time the Badgers had possession they scored and Ethan Moreno, junior wide receiver for the Badgers, scored four touchdowns for the team.
“He’s explosive,” Rogers said of Moreno. “He’s cat quick and he’s a football player. He had a good sophomore year, kind of came on really good at the end of the year last year and he’s just picked up where he’s left off. He’s a weapon for us.”
Rogers also was happy with quarterback Dylan Sanchez’s performance.
“I think, for his first time starting, I thought he did a good job. He’s a very even keeled kid. He doesn’t get out real hot, he doesn’t get real low, he’s just one of those guys. That’s what you want in a quarterback – you don’t want an emotional kid, you want a guy who’s going to be even kilter and he does that well. I’m excited about his growth.”
Rogers is ready to take on the Wimberly Texans and hopes to see even more improvement from the Badgers.
“We’re going to enjoy this one for 24 hours then we’re going to start preparing for Wimberly. They’re a really good program. They do a great job over there, they’ve got players. That’s why it’s good to have those guys on the schedule. We’ve got a stretch coming up in front of us now that are really good teams. That’s the whole deal you’re just trying to get better for district. I thought we took a step tonight, we got better tonight and hopefully we’ll take a step next week. That’s the goal.”