The San Saba Armadillos had an open week last weekend. It gave the players a chance to rest and help some injuries to heal. San Saba still has a chance at the playoffs despite their 1 - 3 record in district.
The Dillos have been led by Gary Gant and Jack Whitten for most of the year. Gant has 621 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 119 carries including a 73 yard score against De Leon the opening week. This is 5.2 yards per carry. Whitten has 421 yards on 116 carries and 6 scores. His longest runs are a pair of 29 yard scores against Dublin. Dustin Morgan has added 210 yards on 52 rushes and a touchdown. The team has 1393 yards and 14 touchdowns through 8 games. This is an average of 174 yards rushing a game.
Ryan Plumley leads the receivers with 14 catches for 224 yards and a score. Joseph Henry has 9 receptions for 165 yards and a score. The combination of Whitten and George Long are 37 of 98 passing for 526 yards with 2 scores but 10 interceptions.
The defense has been lead all year by Bobby Pairett. Ryan Plumley leads the team with 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. Tucker Cromer has 3 fumbles and an interception. Anthony Salinas has 3 fumble recoveries. The team has 7 interceptions and 13 fumbles.
No one has more than 1 Defensive player of the week but Gary Gant has 3 offensive player wins. At the end of the year, the panel will vote on who they thought were most outstanding players of the year. This will be announced in the season wrap-up story.
In district action this past week,Bangs routed Dublin, Brady defeated Coleman, and Comanche upset Early. If Brady beats Dublin this coming week, it will set up the game in Bangs for the District title. Both teams are unbeaten in district and have clinched playoff berths. Coleman, Comanche, Early and San Saba still can make the playoffs. The Armadillos get in if they beat Comanche this week and Coleman next week and have Coleman beat Early this week. Bangs has the open week, Coleman goes to Early in a big game for both, Dublin travels to Brady and Comanche comes to Rogan Field in the final home game of the year. It is also Parent's Night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 but come early to show your support for all the players.