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By Elizabeth Tanner
Coming off bye week, Slayden Pittman threw for 132 yards and ran for 81, completing three touchdowns to help Post defeat the Sundown Roughnecks, 51-6, Friday night in the Antelopes’ district opener.
“Coming off our bye week, we were able to get some kids healthy and feeling better than they have in a couple weeks,” Head Coach and Athletic Director Michael Pittman said. “I think it prepared us for this district run.”
Kicking off the first quarter with an interception and touchdown by Avery Clarkson, Ashton Jefferson and Pittman followed with touchdowns of their own, all with successful PATs, for an early 21-0 lead.
“We were able to take advantage of our team speed and get off to an early lead and hold on for the win,” Pittman said. “We were able to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.”
Finally finding the endzone in the second, Carson Holson completed Sundown’s first and only touchdown of the night, running in from two yards out.
And, with Sundown fumbling the ball on the following two-point conversion, Josiah Ward recovered the ball and ran for 90 yards, giving the Antelopes an extra two points for a 23-6 lead.
Completing the second quarter, Jefferson ran for a 51-yard touchdown followed by a PAT by Pittman for a halftime score of 30-6, Post.
In the third quarter, Pittman nabbed an additional two touchdowns and completed a 79-yard toss to Ward for a touchdown, all followed by successful PATs.
Following a scoreless fourth quarter on both sides of the ball, the Antelopes came away with a 51-6 district opening win over Sundown.
Jefferson chipped in 145 of the Antelopes 277 rushing yards and two touchdowns along with help from Ward who amassed 79 of the Antelopes 132 receiving yards and one, two-point conversion.
“Offensively, we were able to run the ball pretty well and mixed in some passing to keep them off guard,” Pittman said.
Holding the Roughnecks to 333 total yards of offense, Zach Courtney had 15 tackles, including three solo, and Isaiah Crawford had 14 tackles, including one sack and two solo.
“Defensively, we gave up some yards but were able to keep them out of the endzone and also create some turnovers that helped us win,” Pittman said.
Next, the Antelopes take on the New Deal Lions at 7 p.m. Friday at Jimmy Redman Memorial Stadium.
“It’s going to be tough,” Pittman said of the district games coming up. “We have a solid district from top to bottom. You can’t look past a team and get too ahead of yourself. You have to take it one game at a time and, that night you’re playing, you have to focus on that team and take care of business.”