2-A-DAYS: San Saba Armadillos

Published: Aug. 14, 2019 at 10:02 PM CDT
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The San Saba Armadillos had one of the best runs among 2A teams in central Texas in 2018, going undefeated in the regular season, and winning four playoff games before losing to New Deal in the state semifinals.

Andreas Aguirre takes over as head coach after spending the last two seasons on the staff of former head coach Jerod Fikac, who took the same position at East View High School in Georgetown.

"We talked about the culture, continuing to go 1-0, our core principles and we went from there," Aguirre said. "I came in as his defensive coordinator. We had a mutual friend (and) he introduced us."

The Armadillos' run to the 2A state semifinals was one of the best seasons in school history dating back three decades. San Saba earned its first district championship in 27 years, and also averaged more than 54 points per game through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

Only two times last season did the Armadillos score less than 40 points -- in the state quarters and semis, the latter being a 35-6 shellshocking loss to New Deal.

The Armadillos should be a contender to win district 7-2A again, returning a majority of starters on both offense and defense.

San Saba's first two games are on the road, at Johnson City and Harper.