On June 4, 2011, Haylee Oliver and Tucker Cromer played in the Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) All Star games in Abilene, TX.
It was quite an honor for the two Armadillos standouts to be invited to participate in the weeks activities. But, Oliver and Cromer were not going to be satisfied with just representing San Saba by participating in the All Star events; they dominated.
Not only did Oliver lead all scorers in the FCA Myrle Greathouse Classic All Star Basketball Game with 17, she set the scoring record. She received the Julie Goodenoug Most Valuable Player Award by leading the South squad to a record victory over the North by a score of 80-48. Oliver was honored to play with long time friends and future Angelo State Rambelles Devon Wilde (Wall) and Sierra Honea (Irion County).
Tucker Cromer got to put on the grid iron armor one last time before hanging up his cleats and heading to Texas Tech to pursue his degree in education. Cromer also played for the South team. Even though the South did not prove victorious over the North on the football field, Cromer had an impressive game, leading the South in tackles. Cromer stated that it was enjoyable getting to know and play along side long time rivals Ethan Morris (Sonora) and Brent and Brett Raspberry (Wall) and Kyle Dean (Ozona).
Oliver and Cromer are the first two San Saba athletes to be invited to participate in the FCA All Star Week. They both were impressed by the camaraderie and Christian atmosphere at these events. They hope that many future Armadillos will have the opportunity to experience this wonderful week of fellowship.