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By Elizabeth Tanner/Post Dispatch
The Antelopes continued their strong start, securing their first at-home win of the season over the Littlefield Wildcats as wide receiver Nathan McDaniel rushed for three touchdowns and 100 yards in the 58-6 landslide.
Post, now sitting at 3-0, scored three touchdowns to take the early lead in the first quarter, and they never looked back.
“We were able to get off to a fast start on both sides of the ball,” Head Coach and Athletic Director Michael Pittman said. “Our linemen did a really good job controlling the game both offensively and defensively.”
McDaniel started things off with a 41-yard touchdown run followed by Quarterback Slayden Pittman’s 22-yard pass and 43-yard run to put the team ahead 23-0 with 3:19 left in the first.
Avery Clarkson led the second quarter, scoring on a 13-yard run followed a defensive fumble recovery touchdown.
McDaniel finished out the second quarter with a 19-yard run to bring Post’s lead to 44-0 at halftime.
In the third, both teams struggled to find the endzone.
Finally, McDaniel scored a touchdown on a 17-yard run and with a good PAT by Pittman, the Antelopes were up 51-0.
The Antelopes’ defense also was on point, limiting the Wildcats to 140 total yards and only one touchdown in the fourth.
The final touchdown came within the concluding minute on Ashton Jefferson’s 85-yard return, securing Post’s 58-6 win.
Pittman finished the night throwing for 61 yards and one touchdown to go along with 46 rushing yards and eight successful PAT scores. He was aided by wide receiver McDaniel, who amassed 100 running yards, 26 receiving yards and three touchdowns
Avery Clarkson nabbed two touchdowns and 30 rushing yards.
Running back Jefferson chipped in 124 yards on the ground.
“Going forward, we just have to continue to work hard,” Pittman said. “We need to improve, especially on special teams.”
Next, the Post Antelopes challenge the Abernathy Antelopes for homecoming at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at Jimmy Redman Memorial Stadium.
“It will be a game between two good football teams,” Pittman said. “I believe both teams will come out ready to play, and we will have to execute at a high level to be successful.”