JC Clay and Rebecca Gonzales were crowned as the 2016 Salado High School Homecoming King and Queen during ceremonies at Salado Eagle Field Sept. 24. After the Homecoming crowning, the Salado Eagles went on to beat St. Dominic Catholic High School 42-17.
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Salado Eagles get a week of rest before beginning District 9-4A football Oct. 7. The Eagles will be going into that game with what has been a rarity in Salado for the past several years — a three-game winning streak.
By Mary French
The oak trees of Salado are a rich heritage according to History of Salado, Texas compiled by MaryBelle Brown and Bill Kinnison. Oak wilt can damage that heritage. One can imagine Native American tribes camping near or under trees by Salado Creek as they carved flint and hunted. Mexican and American settlers also chose to build homes around and near the trees such as Dr. Benjamin McKie and his wife Eva who built their home in Salado amongst giant oak trees. Their home is now known as Twelve Oaks. Today we see families and friends gathering under the trees to play in the creek and share a picnic lunch.
Salado will crown the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Eagle Field. After the homecoming ceremonies, the Salado Eagles will play the Eagles of St. Dominc Catholic High School at 7:30 p.m., hoping to add a third win to the pre-district season.
Salado is perfect 3-0 in district
Salado Lady Eagles remain perfect in District volleyball with a three-set sweep of Leander Glenn, winning 25-8, 25-17 and a close final set of 26-24.
The Lady Eagles recorded 15 aces tonight, led by Katie Robinson and Natalie Fort, who both had four aces. Kerrigan Hearne followed with three aces. Also scoring aces were Brettney Fuller and Mikaela Heiner, two each.
Eagles offense hits on all cylinders
Salado Eagles rocked the Florence Buffaloes for 22 points in the third quarter, including two touchdowns with seconds of each other tonight, as the Eagles improved to 2-2 on the season.
The Eagles haven’t seen a 2-2 start since Jeff Cheatham was head coach.
With each week, the Salado offense eliminates more and more of the costly penalties and fumble that marked their first two losses.
This week, Salado put the ball on the ground twice, losing both fumbles and the Eagles were called for 55 yards in penalties on eight flags.
If the Eagles continue to cut down on the mental mistakes, they will have a head full of steam going into a completely new district in October.
The defense was also remarkable, allowing just 177 yards and 10 first down.
Let’s revisit the third quarter.
Cutter Hudgens returned the second half kick off 19 yards to the Salado 41 yard line as the Eagles had a 13-0 halftime lead already established.
On the first play from scrimmage, the Eagles, who have been a run-heavy team thus far, took to the air. Hayden Haire found a wide open Aaron Torczynski, hitting him in stride 20 yards down the middle of the field. Torczynski never looked back taking the pass for a 59 yard touchdown less than 30 seconds into the second half. Jake Walrath kicked the PAT for a 20-0 lead.
Wyatt Bagley, on the ensuing kickoff, fell on a fumble by Braxton Carlile at the Florence 32.
Haire hit Jake Harvey in stride at about the same spot from scrimmage that he had connected with Torczynski earlier. Harvey high-stepped it into the end zone for another touchdown before a minute had gone off the game clock. Trey Sheppard bulled his way in for a two-point conversion and a 28-0 lead.
The Eagles forced Florence to a three-and-out series and Hudgens returned the punt 40 yards to give Salado the ball at the Florence 28 yard. Workhorse Sheppard pounded the ball on hand off after hand off to give Salado a first and goal at the six. A flag for false start moved the ball back before Cade DePoy took the ball twice in a row, scoring on a six yard run with 7:09 left in the third. Walrath kicked the extra point for a 35-0 lead.
Edel Hernandez scored the only touchdown for Florence with 4:20 left in the fourth, running for 10 yards on a third down attempt.
With 4:42 left in the game, Walrath kicked a 24-yard field goal for the final score of the game, 38-8.
Sheppard, who carried the ball 22 times for 151 yards, scored on a 14 yard run on a fourth and two to put the first points on the board. Walrath added the extra point for a 7-0 lead two minutes into the second quarter.
Zach Adams, Ashten Sniggs, and Chase Kunz tackled Hernandez for a three yard loss on a fourth down and six for the Buffaloes, to give Salado the ball at the Buffs’ 36 yard line.
On a third and 12, Haire threw the ball over the middle to Hudgens for a 66 yard touchdown. The PAT failed, giving Salado a 13-0 lead that the Eagles took to the lockers.
Salado Eagles at Florence
Board authorizes investigation into Foutz
Salado aldermen, following an hour and a half executive session tonight, put Village Administrator Kim Foutz on paid administrative leave “for a period not to exceed 30 days under terms set by the Mayor, in order for the Mayor or his designees to conduct an investigation into complaints against the Administrator and to determine if the Administrator’s employment contract should be terminated for Good Cause.”
Salado Garden Tour features stop at the home of Nancy and Owen Messenger
by Margaret B. Williamson
Coming to Salado about five years ago, Nancy and Owen Messenger, both with Texas roots, bought a beautiful home overlooking a private pond. Nancy, with her artist’s touch and with the help of Ariah Cole of Compass Landscaping, began transforming the gardens into a visual and sensual wonderland expressing a unique sense of place. The home is located on a hill surrounded by large native live oaks and cedar elms. A cedar post stockade was constructed to add to the privacy on one side of the property and vines, shrubs and trees were added to the east side. Foundation plantings near the front door consist of boxwood with Turk’s cap and coralberry providing a red burst of color with their flowers and berries. There is also a small red Japanese maple that brightens up the shady garden bed.