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GETTING READY FOR BATTLE: Young Antelope squad gears up for first scrimmage against Stamford

Brennan Riker Photo The Bold Gold began full contact practice this week. Antelopes will play their first scrimmage game at home Friday, Aug. 13 beginning at 5 p.m.

Brennan Riker Photo
The Bold Gold began full contact practice this week. Antelopes will play their first scrimmage game at home Friday, Aug. 13 beginning at 5 p.m.

Ushering in a new era of football is never an easy task, especially when it comes down to replacing a class that played a big role in leading the Post Antelopes to back-to-back 2A Division 1 State Championships for the first time in its program’s history. What makes the task even more challenging is this upcoming season will be unprecedented. In its history of football, Post has never been tasked with having to rebound after witnessing its best stretch of football. Having a near new makeover of a team is also not very ideal. Despite all the challenges that have presented themselves, this year’s Antelope squad is working towards taking them on.

18 seniors made up the majority of the varsity team last season, and only five lettermen will return with varsity-level experience on their belt, including seniors Zach Courtney, Shawn Looney, Steven Huff, Knoah Escabedo, and junior Isaiah Crawford. Head Coach Michael Pittman and his staff are tasked with replacing multiple key offensive and defensive components, including the quarterback, running back, defensive backs, and linemen positions. The only returning starter on the offensive line is tight end Zach Courtney, and the Antelopes will not have any returning starters on the defensive line.

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