Saddler Historic Season Carries Wildcats

Blake Saddler hopes to lead Abbeville To state title

Posted: Oct 29, 2021 11:52 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2021 11:53 PM


Abbeville, LA (KADN) -- In the open, in the clear, and on his way. That's Blake Saddler's journey this year. He broke the school's rushing record in just seven games. He has more than 1500 yards rushing this season and 15 touchdowns.

"Last year I was running too fast, I was going in my holes too fast," Blake explained. "This year I just slow down and try to find my holes."
Blake's head coach says he only needs a little hole to succeed. He averages almost 15 yards a carry.


"Sometimes we don't even have to block the right guy," Abbeville head coach Roderick Moy said. "We engage somebody and play as hard as we can on the front and Blake is going to make us all look good."

Coach Moy says having Blake in practice every day makes the entire team better because it is quality reps for the defense.
"The good thing about keeping him humble is keeping him in at practice because everybody wants to come out here and tackle the best back in the state," Moy said. "That's what we think we have."


"A lot of people talk about me because I do a lot of things and score a lot of points and stuff, but the rest of the team does a lot of things for me to succeed," Blake said.


Blake's goal is to be untouchable on the field and in the record books. 2000 yards rushing in the regular season and winning a championship along the way.

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