The San Saba 8th Grade Dillos were soundly defeated by a very quick Early 8th Grade squad at Rogan field last Thursday night. The final score was Early 44 and San Saba 8.
San Saba kicked to Early to start the game. Early ran 3 plays and scored. The PAT was good, 8-0 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Dallas Caldwell returned the kick 15 yards. Jordan Watson had runs of 3 and 4 yards. San Saba fumbled and was forced to punt. Defensive players Dallas Caldwell, Kolton Ellis, Ashton Krueger, Ruben Aguirre, Daniel Calderon, Jordan Watson, Kristian McCoury, and Brian Rogers played hard. They slowed the Early offense. Early ran a halfback pass and scored. The PAT was good, 16-0 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Jordan Watson returned the kick 15 yards. The San Saba offense struggled with a penalty and a fumble. The Dillos punted.
The second quarter started with Early breaking a long run for a touchdown. The PAT was good, 24-0 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Ruben Aguirre returned the kick 5 yards. The San Saba offense moved the ball. Jordan Watson broke for 25. He added runs of 5, 5, and 4 yards. Dallas Caldwell added 3, Watson 2 more. Watson went for 2, 8, 4 and 1 yard runs. A pass from Watson to Cosme Diaz gained 3. Jordan Watson ran for a 5 yard touchdown. Watson's run for the PAT was good, 24-8 Early. Good blocking by Cosme Diaz, Ismael Ramirez, Wesley Gates, Brandon Amstead, Kristian McCoury, Dylan Rosales, Brian Rogers, and Jerry Davila sustained the drive. San Saba kicked to Early. Caldwell, Rogers and T.J. Hibler played good defense before the half.
Early kicked to San Saba to start the second half. Kolton Ellis returned the kick 10 yards. Jordan Watson had runs of 7 and 2 yards. Ellis was sacked. San Saba punted. Early scored 2 plays later on a 60 yard run. The PAT failed, 30-8 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Watson had a 5 yard return. San Saba fumbled and Early scooped and scored. The PAT failed, 36-8 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Kolton Ellis returned the ball 15 yards. Jordan Watson ran for 25 yards, then 3. The Dillos fumbled a snap but recovered. Kolton Ellis gained 3 yards. A Dillo pass fell incomplete. Early took over on downs. Gunnar Hibler caused an Early fumble recovered by Kristian McCoury. The San Saba offense got the ball. Dallas Caldwell gained 4 yards. Jordan Watson gained 17. Daniel Calderon lost 2 yards.
A Dillo pass was incomplete to start the 4th quarter. The Dillos gave the ball over on downs. Jordan Watson had a good tackle. Brian Rogers sacked the Early quarterback. Early scored from 60 yards out on a short pass that saw 6 Dillos miss tackles. The PAT was good, 44-8 Early. Early kicked to San Saba. Jordan Watson returned the kick 17 yards. Watson ran for 25. San Saba fumbled but recovered. Watson ran for 4. The Dillos fumbled a snap and lost 2. Watson ran for 4 then 3 before the Dillos gave over the ball on downs at the Early 7 yard line. Early ran out the clock for the victory. The Dillos had several players out due to illness. San Saba 8th Dillos play Junction here Thursday night.