Burnet (4-5) has a real challenge coming up -- the hardest it has met all year. It has a chance to get its first conference win this week when it squares off against La Vega (9-1) on Friday at 7:30 PM. La Vega is cruising in on a nine-game winning streak while Burnet is stumbling in off of four consecutive losses.
Burnet went up against Lampasas last week. Burnet's defense took a beating in the first half, giving up 23 points. That put it down 23 - 6. The defense unfortunately couldn't turn things around in the second half and allowed another 28 points. The final was a 51 - 35 defeat for Burnet.
Meanwhile, La Vega can now show off seven landslide victories after its most recent game. It put the hurt on Gatesville last week with a conclusive 49 - 7 victory. La Vega is ranked 163rd in the MaxPreps nationional rankings (many places ahead of Gatesville), so the decisive victory wasn't entirely unexpected.
La Vega and Burnet had some big point totals in their last games, so we'll see if they bring that energy into this game.