JV Lopes Claim District Title
Published Nov. 10, 2012 @ 9:11 a.m.
ABERNATHY - The Post JV ( 9-1-, 3-0 ) went to Abernathy (6-4 - 2-1) and won the district championship. This was possibly the best performance of the season for the young junior varsity team.
Blaine Reece rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two more in the game. Cambry Gilbert added touchdowns as well. The Bold Gold defense dominated the Abernathy Antelopes allowing them very little production.
After Abernathy scored the games first touchdown, Post wasted little time in retaking the lead. The Lopes scored in four plays behind good runs by Gilbert, Christian Saucedo and Reece. Reece scored on a quarterback sneak from 36 yards, Gilbert added the 2-point conversion and Post never trailed again.
The second quarter was all Post scoring 16 points to take a 24-6 lead into halftime. Gilbert would score two touchdowns during the quarter. His first would be from 12 yards. On the PAT, Reece caught the pass from Jared Curtis. After Post forced Abernathy to punt with less than a minute remaining. Post took over near midfield. Gilbert lined up on the right sideline and raced past the Abernathy defense and hauled in the pass from Reece for a 51 yard play. The 2-point conversion was just as exciting. The Lopes lined up in the winging gate formation, Curtis got the snap, ran to his right, the defense ran to tackle him. Curtis pitched the ball to Gilbert on the option, as the defense ran to Gilbert. He stopped and passed the ball to Christian Pearson all alone in the back of the end zone.
Post received the kickoff to start the third quarter. Abernathy came out fired up and stopped Post on first and second down. On third down, Post lined up in the wishbone and shifted to a no back formation. Reece hit David Hernandez wide open in the middle to the field. Hernandez carried the ball to the Abernathy 4 yard line. "We needed a momentum changer at that point in the game. We worked that play every week but never ran it in a game," said JV head coach Jerry Pyles. Two plays later, Reece scored on another quarterback sneak. Rafael Gonzales add the PAT and just like that Post led 31-6. The defense forced Abernathy to punt. Post once again scored quickly. Reece scored on a nice 67 yard touchdown run. The veer play was executed to perfection. Edel Sanchez and Jabren Rodriguez cleared the way on the left side of the line. Reece offered the ball to Saucedo, the defensive end tackled Saucedo and Reece kept the ball and out run the defense to the end zone. Gonzales added the PAT. The Bold Gold lead 38-6.
The last touchdown came on the first play of the fourth quarter when Reece connected with receiver Shandon Wiley from twelve yards out on a fade route to the back of the end zone. The kick was blocked and Post led 44-14.
The offense ended with 350 yards total offense. 212 rushing and 138 passing.
Coach Pyles: "The Bold Gold JV (players and coaches) would like to "Thank" all the parents, cheerleaders, fans that followed us all season. Post won their last five games in a row to win the district title. They dominated all the district opponents they played. Two district teams cancelled the game vs. Post. The Antelopes were able to pick up games vs. Littlefield and Idalou to make sure they played all games possible."
Congratulations to Coach Pyles his assistants and the district champion JV Bold Gold Antelopes.
Post 8 16 14 6 - 44
Abernathy 6 0 8 0 - 14