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By Elizabeth Tanner—
CLYDE – Scoring six consecutive second-half touchdowns, including three one-play drives, the undefeated Post Antelopes beat outmanned Anson 61-6, securing the Area Championship Friday night.
Beginning the night off a 68-yard touchdown, Ashton Jefferson set the pace for the Antelopes only 2:34 into the game.
Capping the first at 6-6, Anson completed the Tiger’s first and only touchdown of the night off a 9-yard run with 20 seconds to spare.
Continuing the Antelopes scoring streak in the second was Slayden Pittman and Josiah Ward who teamed up for two touchdowns off 22 rushing yards, crowning the halftime score at 20-6.
With Anson unable to move the ball after the second-half kickoff, the Antelopes were unstoppable with Pittman completing three touchdown passes to Zach Courtney, Isaiah Crawford and Avery Clarkson for a total of 118 passing yards.
The Antelopes also piled up three one-play drives in the second half including a 13-yard dash by Clarkson, a 60-yard burst by McDaniel and a 68-yard bullish run by Steven Huff, deflating the already winded Tigers and securing a 61-6 area victory.
“We started out a little bit slow,” Athletic Director and Head Coach Michael Pittman said. “We also had a couple communication breakdowns early on. I think missing the previous two games might have played a part in the slow start. But, once we got going, we were able to get into a good rhythm offensively and played much better in the second half. We communicated effectively and did a really good job shutting down Anson’s run game.”
In total, Post piled up 513 offensive yards, 118 passing yards and 395 rushing yards in 50 plays compared to Anson’s 138 offensive yards, 156 passing yards and -18 rushing yards in 51 plays.
“Up front we blocked a lot better which allowed our running backs some good holes to slip through,” Pittman said. “Defensively, we did a good job of containing Anson’s passing game.”
Leading the way was Clarkson with two touchdowns, 19 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards and eight tackles followed by Pittman who nabbed an impressive 118 passing yards on seven throws, five tackles, one touchdown and six PATs. Amassing 138 rushing yards was Jefferson who also tacked on a touchdown.
Next, the Post Antelopes challenge the Panhandle Panthers, who advanced after beating San Saba 49-35, for the regional round at the Lubbock-Cooper Pirate Stadium at 7 p.m., Nov. 27. Ticket information is to be announced.