Two weeks from tonight, the HS football season kicks off from today. The Central Bobcats open up at Abilene High at Shotwell Stadium with plenty of new faces. Only five starters return on offense and one starter on defense. The Bobcats will get some help on offense from former Grape Creek starting QB, Austin Barron, who might start at RB for the Bobcats. Every Bobcat game will be on 94.7 KIXY-FM. The Lake View Chiefs kick their season off at home versus Andrews. The Chiefs bring back four starters on offense and five on defense under new head coach, Hector Guevara. The Chiefs’ new passing offense will be led by QB Henry Nickias who will start for the third year in a row. Every LV game will be on 101-9 the Fire this fall.
Two weeks from tonight, the Angelo State football team kicks off their season at home versus McKendree University out of Illinois. Last season, McKendree, a NCAA Division II school from the Great Lakes Valley Conference, beat the Rams 33-19 in their season opener. McKendree finished 8-3 last season. The Rams were 5-6 last season. Jake Faber is the only upperclassmen among the quarterbacks. Faber, a senior from Minnesota, threw for six TDs and ran for six scores last season but also threw 11 interceptions. Faber is battling Division I transfer, Charlie Rotherham from Northern Illinois, and returner Carsen Cook for the starting QB job. Every Rams game will be on 101-9 the Fire starting Thursday, August 31st at 5:30pm.
Angelo State volleyball was on top of the Lone Star Conference Preseason Poll while setter Meghan Parker was selected as the Preseason Setter of the Year. The Belles were selected as the conference preseason favorite after claiming both the regular season and conference tournament titles in 2016. The Belles volleyball team made their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance last season. The Belles will return six seniors and six starters from last season and will be kicking things off by hosting the Kathleen Brasfield Invitational on September 1 and 2
The Central volleyball team squeaked by Lubbock Coronado in five sets in a non-district match yesterday. Trinity Southall and Alexys Grafton each had 12 kills. The Lady Cats are now 8-2 and will co-host the Nita Vannoy Memorial Tournament this weekend with Lake View.
The Angelo State Athletic Department has announced that season tickets for football, volleyball and soccer are available now at the ASU Ticket Office or by calling 942-2583 (BLUE). Football reserved season tickets are available for $50. Volleyball and Soccer fans can purchase season tickets for $40 per ticket. All-Sports Season Passes are also available with a single reserved pass costing $150. A general admission single all-sport pass is $100 with a four pack priced at $250. The All-Sports pass will get you into every ASU Athletic event for the 2017-18 season.