San Saba's 8th grade Dillos spotted the Coleman 8th Bluecats 14 points in the first quarter at Rogan Field. The Dillos came roaring back to take the lead and never gave it up for a 48-22 victory. Gabe Zimmer had a great night with 318 yards rushing.
Coleman kicked to San Saba to begin the contest. Gabe Zimmer had no gain on his first carry. He ran for 5 yards the next carry but fumbled. Coleman began its first scoring drive. Bryon Riggs and Will Cooley had good defensive plays but Coleman eventually scored. The PAT was good 8-0, Bluecats.
Coleman kicked to San Saba. Saul Cervantes returned the kick 15 yards. Gabe Zimmer gained 5 yards but was stripped of the ball and Coleman took over. Coleman hit a big pass play for 45 yards to set up their second score. They scored 2 plays later, the PAT failed 14-0, Bluecats.
Coleman kicked to San Saba. Cervantes returned the kick 10 yards. Gabe Zimmer did most of the running for San Saba. he had runs of 12, 15, 3, 5, 20 and then a 5 yard touchdown, PAT was good 14-8, Bluecats. Good blocking by the "O" line and backs helped Gabe to gain his rushing yards. The line consisted of Luis Macios, Drew Daniel, Ricky Villa, Bryon Riggs, Emiliano Zapata, Caelob Hardman, Ridge Smith and Joseph Messer. Fullback, Joel Franco and halfback, Jessie Franco gashed the Coleman defense all night.
The second quarter began with San Saba's kick to Coleman. A fired up Dillo defense led by Emiliano Zapata, Bryon Riggs, Jose Lopez, Joel Franco, Will Cooley, Christian Guerrero and Luis Macias halted Coleman on the down. San Saba's offense took over. Zimmer had runs of 12, 13, -2, then he broke for a 19 yard touchdown. Zimmer's run for the PAT was good 16-14, Dillos.
San Saba kicked to Coleman. Coleman scored on the first play on a 45 yard run, the PAT was good 22-16, Coleman. Coleman kicked to San Saba. Zimmer ran for 9, 7, 18, 3, 4 and added a 5 yard touchdown. Zimmer's PAT was good 24-22, Dillos.
San Saba kicked to Coleman. Emiliano Zapata sacked the Coleman quarterback. Joel Franco added a big hit. Will Cooley intercepted a Coleman halfback pass and returned it 15 yards to near mid-field. Zimmer and the offensive line went to work gashing the Coleman defense on runs of 13 and 26 yards. Zimmer added a 9 yard touchdown run. Zimmer's run for the PAT was good 32-22, Dillos at the half.
Jose Lopez kicked to Coleman to start the second half. The defense was good. Ridge Smith, Caelob Hardman, Jason Jimenez, Saul Cervantes, Jessie Franco, Benito Martinez, Cristian Guerrero and Will Cooley slowed Coleman. Gabe Zimmer picked off a Bluecat pass at his own 5 yard line and raced 95 yards for a touchdown. The score was rubbed off by a penalty. The Dillo offense started near mid-field. Zimmer ran for 7, then broke for 43 yards. He scored from 7 yards out on the next play. Zimmer ran in the PAT, 40-22, Dillos.
San Saba kicked to Coleman to begin the 4th quarter. Bryon Riggs had a great defensive play. Coleman got a break on a roughing the passer penalty on 4th down. The Dillo "D" held for the next 4 plays. The Dillo offense got the ball back. Zimmer ran for 16 then 5 yards. Gabe broke for a 60 yard touchdown. Joel Franco added the extra points, 48-22, Dillos.
San Saba kicked to Coleman. Gabe Zimmer had a big hit on defense as did Jose Lopez. Jose Lopez recovered a Bluecat fumble the next play. Joel Franco ran for 4 yards, Jessie Franco added 14 yards and a first down. The Dillos fumbled at the Coleman 4 yard line. Coleman ran one play and the game ended.
Other than a slow start, the Dillos dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense. Will Cooley did a great job taking over the quarterback position for the injured Garrett Welch. The young Dillos overcame a lot of obstacles this week for the victory.
San Saba plays Ozona there this week.