Salado Eagles’ stellar season came to an end at the Randall Reed stadium in New Caney ISD as the Carthage Bulldogs, 4A-Div. 1 State Champions, look to add a another championship to their string of seven under coach Scott Surratt. Carthage won the game handily, 35-7 and will face the China Spring Cougars for the Region III Championship.
Varsity Salado Eagles
Salado Eagles controlled the clock with their ground game and relied on its stiff defense to keep the powerful Bellville Brahmas from scoring in the final minute to win the Area round of the 4A-2 playoff match 28-23.
The Eagles ate five minutes off the clock on its opening drive, to set the standard for Coach Alan Haire’s slot-T offensive approach of “if the other team doesn’t get the ball a lot, they can’t score a lot.”
The Salado Football playoff game in College Station Fri. Nov. 13 has been canceled. Rusk High School forfeited the game due to players testing positive for COVID-19 and other players having to go under quarantine because of close contact.
Salado Eagles Football will advance to the Area round of playoffs next week and will be playing Bellville High School. Information on the date, time and location for the game is pending and will be updated when made available.
Superintendent Michael Novotny released the following statement for purchased tickets for the game.
“Those of you that have already purchased tickets can either use them next week for our playoff game against Bellville or you can bring them back to the high school office or Civic Center for a refund.”
Eagles get week off before playoffs begin
The first minute of the Salado Eagles’ 66-0 win over the Robinson Rockets was indicative of the remaining 47.
Salado beats Cougars 47-0
Salado Eagles secured the District 9-4A Div. 2 championship with a 47-0 win over the Jarrell Cougars. The Eagles will face the Robinson Rockets in the final game of district play, but with head-to-head wins over China Spring and Connally, the Eagles have wrapped up the District Championship.
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Salado is alone at top of District with win
With just under four minutes left to play, Wrook Brown took a hand off on third down and 14 at the China Spring 37 and went outside his left tackle for a 27 yard jaunt to set up the Eagles for a first and goal.
Ultimately, it was the nail in the coffin of the 4A Div. 2 #6 team in state. The Eagles led by just seven points with four minutes to play, not enough with a team as explosive as China Spring. But with a first down at the Cougars’ 10 yard line, Alan Haire’s Eagles offense continued its grind.
Caden Strickland got five yards, followed by a two-yard dive by quarterback Hutton Haire. A facemask call moved it to the Cougar 1 yard line and a first down. Next play, Noah Mescher dove in for the touchdown with 2:40 left in the game. Brown’s kick gave the Eagles a comfortable 28-14 lead. Salado would hold on to win the game by that margin to improve to 7-1 on the year and 3-0 in District play, sitting alone at the top of District.
Bend, but don’t break.
The Salado Eagles defense did just that as it held an explosive Waco Connally offense to two touchdowns and a field goal as Salado took a 20-15 win from Mac People Stadium to sit at the top of District 8-4A Div. 2 along with the China Spring Cougars with 2-0 records.
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