Drew Dobbins threw his second no-hitter of the season, leading Salado to an 8-0 win over the Leander Glenn Grizzlies March 13.
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.
Three decades after wearing Eagle football uniform, Haire will lead the football program here
“I am proud of being from Salado,” Alan Haire said. “I am proud of playing Eagle Football and I want the kids to feel the same way.”
Almost 30 years after graduating from Salado, Haire will return to be the Head Football Coach of the Eagles.
Trojans push for more than 500 yards offense
Salado Eagles struggled in every aspect of the game in their Homecoming loss to the West Trojans, who had 502 yards offense tonight at Eagle Field in their 49-6 win.
The Trojans drew blood early and often, scoring three first quarter touchdowns on drives of 58 and 60 yards and a short drive of just nine yards after Bailey Horn returned an Eagle punt 71 yards.
West took eight plays and less than two minutes to score on a 10 yard run by Kory Webre less than three minutes into the game. The Trojans scored again on a four yard run by Steven Stoermer and Horn kicked the extra point for a 14-0 lead with 7:05 left in the first.
Double plays lead to Salado Eagles State Championship title
With runners on all bases and no outs, Salado senior Matt Fritsch came in to close the game June 5 against Corsicana Mildred, striking out two batters, and securing the Salado Eagles’ first-ever State Championship in baseball June 5 at Dell Diamond. Kevin Jackson fielded Cory Roper’s grounder and tossed the runner out at second to secure the win for Salado, 12-8.
The Eagles held a commanding 12-4 lead with Justin Schiller pitching part of the fourth inning, the fifth and sixth innings and part of the seventh inning.
Schiller shut down Mildred in the fifth inning and helped to add three runs during their side of the frame to stretch their lead to 11-4.
Justin Schiller came in to relieve Sam Van Hoozer and allowed no runs in the fifth or sixth innings. In the bottom of the fourth, he hit the ball to the warning track for a triple, driving in one run. He then drove in two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single, which he tried to stretch into a double, being tagged out at second base.
Trey Ripke proves to be undoing of Eagles
Navarro’s Trey Ripke proved to be the undoing of the Salado Eagles as he contributed heavily to the two wins the Panthers took from Salado in their best-of-three series May 7-9. Ripke closed the third game and pitched for the win in the second game, as well as getting crucial hits in the two wins.
Salado ends its season with a District Championship and 20-7 record.