San Saba 49 – Winters 0
The San Saba Armadillos (5- 1, 2-0 in District) headed out to west Texas and easily took care of the Winters Blizzards (1-6, 0-2 in District) 49-0 last Friday night. Winters played tough for 2 quarters, but the Armadillos once again wore out their opponent and showed just why they are the #6 team in the state.
The Dillos offense tallied up 505 yards of offense on 76 plays (6.6 avg), and the defense produced their second shutout of the season and has only allowed 76 points in 6 games (12.6 avg). The win keeps Dillos on pace with both Cisco and Coleman who are also 2-0 in District play. A win next week against DeLeon will not only guarantee a playoff spot but will also set up who takes the District title when San Saba takes on the Bluecats and the Lobos in the last two weeks.
Offense – Once again Risien Shahan had a big game in the air. Shahan completed 10 of 22 passes (45%) and threw 2 passing touchdowns along with 201 passing yards. Shahan also added 6 rushes for 16 yards and 1 rushing TD.
On the receiving end of the completions were Logan Glover (2 catches for 14 yards), Justin Yarbrough (3 catches for 61 yards), and Stone Sears (2 catches 68 yards), along with Reagan Mejia and Dylan Ware catching one pass each.
Wesley Lackey caught one pass for 35 yards and a touchdown followed by Franco Franco with one catch for 15 yards and a receiving TD. Leading the way in rushing was Stone Sears (22 carries 99 yards 2 rushing TD’s), Justin Yarbrough (11 carries for 90 yards 1 rushing TD), and Wesley Lackey (6 carries for 53 yards one rushing TD). Tegen Saiz carried the ball three times for a hard 11 yards, and Luis Ramirez capped off the game with 5 carries for 23 yards.
Defense – The stingy Dillo defense once again controlled the game from the very start. San Saba only allowed 64 total yards on the night and created 5 total turnovers (3 fumble recoveries, 1 int and an onside kick).
The only real threat the Blizzards had at scoring came on a kick return that ended quickly when Lackey stripped the ball on the 2-yard line. Logan Glover intercepted his 18th career pass and Franco, Shahan, Ty Robertson and Dylan Ware all picked up fumble recoveries for San Saba.
Leading the defense in tackles this week were DE Dylan Ware (9), LB Landon Yarbrough (8), and DL Bladen Calley (7), followed by LB Risien Shahan, DL Bryan Reza and LB Justin Yarbrough – all with 6 tackles each.
1st Quarter -
5:33 – San Saba’s lone TD of the 1st quarter comes from RB
Stone Sears on a 14 yard run. PAT is good 7-0 SS.
At the end of the 1st quarter San Saba 7 Winters 0
8:28 – Dillos drive the ball down to the 1, from there Shahan gets the TD on a draw. PAT is good 14-0 SS.
4:12 – RB Justin Yarbrough finds the end zone on a 10 yard run. PAT is blocked 20-0 SS.
At the half San Saba leads Winters 20-0
6:37 – Shahan hits Lackey on a curl route that turns into a 35 yard TD recep-tion. 2 point conversion is good 28-0 SS.
9:22 – Following an onside kick that is recovered by Justin Yarbrough, the Dillos drive the ball to the 3, from there Stone picks up his 2nd rushing TD of the night. PAT is good 35-0 SS.
At the end of the 3rd quarter San Saba 35 Winters 0
8:01 – WR Franco Franco catches his 1st TD pass of the year from Shahan from 15 yards out. PAT is good 42-0 SS.
6:07 – From the QB position, Lackey scampers 25 yards for the rushing TD. PAT is good 49-0 SS.
Final score -San Saba 49 winters 0