LONGVIEW – The Sabine High School soccer playoff foundation officially begins in 2019.
Coach Luke Strong’s Cardinals, just a handful of years in existence, have climbed the ladder quickly, and have qualified for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) playoffs, earning a second-place finish in District 16-4A with a 4-1 win over Spring Hill here at Panther Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals broke a tie with SHHS for second place in the district, behind Kilgore.
Sabine’s Caden Strickhausen put the Cardinals up 1-0 with a goal at the 15:49 mark of the first half. The Panthers tied the game moments later, but that would be their only score.
Sabine wasn’t finished. Strickhausen added another score, this one with 9:01 left in the half, and that broke the tie to put Sabine in front for good.
Fernando Jaimes added another Cardinals’ mark to the scoreboard with 38:10 left in the second half, and then Edwardo Jaimes scored with 22:08 left for the final, 4-1.
Sabine (7-2 in district play) was to finish the regular season at Gladewater on Friday night, following the deadline for this issue of the News Herald. See kilgorenewsherald.com this weekend to see Sabine’s playoff situation, opponent, date and time.
Sabine’s Lady Cardinals lost at Spring Hill, 6-0, on Tuesday, but are 5-4 in district going into the weekend, and can still get into the postseason.