Salado Eagles trailed the visiting China Spring Cougars by a touchdown at the half of their Sept. 13 game, but gave up 22 points in the third quarter in the 57-28 losing effort. The loss drops the Eagles to 0-3 as Salado takes the week off before starting district play on Sept. 27 against the #2 Cameron Yoe.
The teams swapped touchdowns in the first quarter as China Spring drew first blood on a 15 yard touchdown run by Clark Barlow.
The Eagles answered with just under two minutes left in the quarter. Salado drove 62 yards in five plays, scoring on a one yard dive by Ryan Simmons.
The Cougars took a 21-7 lead before McLane Carter connected with Simmons on a 34 yard touchdown pass. The touchdown gave Salado a 70 yard drive.
China Spring answered a minute and a half later on a 44 yard drive with Tucker Johnson running for a 10 yard touchdown.
Salado quickly responded, scoring with less than a minute left in the first half. Simmons scored from the 5 yard line to cap a 58 yard drive that took four plays and 1:42. The PAT brought the score to 21-28 at the end of the first half.
China Spring scored on its first three possessions of the second half with drives of 66 yards on three plays, 83 yards on seven plays and 39 yards on four plays.
The Cougars added another touchdown two-and-a-half minutes into the fourth quarter for a commanding 57-21 lead.
After putting China Spring deep in their own territory with a Chase Crenwelge punt, Salado’s Tyler Armstrong fell on a first down fumble in the end zone by China Spring quarterback Johnson to give the Eagles their final score of the game at the 7:08 mark of the fourth quarter.
Salado continued to struggle defensively, giving up eight touchdowns.
China Spring 58
Salado Eagles freshman football team lost on the road to China Spring freshmen squad, 58-0.
Coaches said that Nolan Maldonado, offensive tackle, and Chase Kunz, offensive guard, had good games for the Eagles.
Salado 8th A 0
China Springs 32
Salado 8th Grade Boys A team were shut out by China Springs Sept 12. in Salado. Aaron Torzynski, Cutter Hudgen, and Manuel Magadan were named outstanding defensive players.
Salado 7th A
Salado 7th Grade Boys A Team scored three times in their scrimmage against China Spring Sept. 10 and held the Cougars scoreless. Outstanding offensive players were Tate Harvey. Outstanding defensive players were Kyle Volk and Trooper Agee.
Junior High B
The Salado Junior High B team scored once in its scrimmage against China Spring Sept. 12. China Spring scored once.
Outstanding offensive players were Garrett Knight and Coby Arguello. Defensive player was Xavier Basio.
Football teams have a bye week this week.