LAMPASAS, Texas — The Lampasas Badgers reached the playoffs yet again in 2021 but could not make another deep postseason run. This year, they will try to make it past the first round despite returning just seven starters.
The Badgers dealt with the injury bug in a difficult 2021 campaign. Head Coach Troy Rogers said they had to play kids on both sides of the ball for much of the year.
"We've never done that before," he said. "That was a first last year for us out of necessity, and I'm really proud of the way the kids responded to that. I feel like we got as much as we could have, really."
A majority of those starters graduated, leaving behind only seven returning starters. Two of those seven play wide receiver, the position Rogers says brings the most experience to the table in 2022. A third starter at receiver missed the entirety of last season with an injury suffered during fall camp.
"We faced our hardships," senior tight end Aden Rascoe said. "But as was our motto was last year, we adapted to change, and we're trying to build up to another successful team."
The Badgers already have one major injury concern heading into the new season. Starting quarterback Dylan Sanchez tore his ACL in January. Rogers says they are unsure exactly when he may be able to return. Sanchez threw for 28 touchdowns in 2021. He was selected as the Preseason Offensive MVP for District 13-4A DI.
Lampasas enters the season projected to finish fourth in their district.
2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE:
8/26 at Elgin
9/9 at Georgetown East View 7:00
9/16 vs Pflugerville Connally 7:30
9/23 vs Wimberley 7:30
10/7 at Burnet* 7:30
10/14 vs Taylor* 7:30
10/21 at San Antonio Davenport* 7:30
10/28 at Marble Falls* 7:30
11/4 vs Fischer Canyon Lake* 7:30
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