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Abernathy Antelopes

Clash of the Antelopes

Week 10 Football Preview, A-J Honor Roll

Published Nov. 8, 2012 @ 7:35 a.m.

Second year Head Coach Steve Smith will lead his Bold Gold Antelopes into Friday's District 2-2A, Division II championship game against the favored Antelopes of Abernathy lead by former Post offensive coordinator Coach Darrell Daily. 

Both teams take a 4-0 league record into the final game of the regular season set for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Jimmie Redman Memorial Stadium.  Abernathy looks to win a second consecutive district title and only Post stands in their way. 

Last week the Bold Gold manhandled Olton 40-0 and Abernathy beat Roosevelt 34-7 to set up Friday's clash for the district title. 

Noted in the Lubbock A-J's honor roll, four Post Antelopes were featured for their play in the Olton shut-out:

Bryan Smith, RB, Post, 6-0, 165, Soph.: Rushed for 84 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-0 win over Olton.

Alan Alaniz, LB, Post, 6-3, 155, Jr.: Recorded 11 tackles, a sack, two tackles for losses, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble in a 40-0 win over Olton.

Marco Erives, RB, Post, 5-11, 150, Jr.: Rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 40-0 win over Olton.

Mondo Martinez, OL, Post, 6-7, 230, Jr.: Graded at 86 percent in a 40-0 win over Olton.

Win or lose, both Antelope teams are guaranteed post season play.  The winner of this Friday's game will get a bye next week while the loser will likely play Spearman in a bi-district playoff.

Both teams are dead even in point production per game, 34.  Abernathy's defense is stingier than Post's by allowing only 7 points while Post permits opponents 22 points a game.

Thursday evening the JV Lopes travel to Abernathy for a 6:00 p.m. game.  The junior high teams are at home with the "Fun Bunch" B-team playing Plains at 4:30 p.m. followed by the 7th and 8th grade teams against Abernathy. 

Other Friday district action puts Floydada (1-3) at Roosevelt (1-3) and Tulia (2-2) is at Olton (0-4).

The weather forecast for the game Friday in Post is warm and breezy with a kick off temp of about 70 degrees and will drop to 65 by the end of the game.

If you can't come to the Post vs. Abernathy game, you can listen to it live on  The pregame starts at 7:10 p.m.

Here's how District 2-2A, Division II has shaped up after the fourth week of district play:

FOOTBALL STANDINGS:  District 2-2A, Division II (as of 11/02/2012)
Abernathy 4--0 8--1 W, Roosevelt, 34-7 305 63 at Post
Post 4--0 8--1 W, Olton, 40-0 306 195 Abernathy
Tulia 2--2 5--4 W, Floydada, 43-28 350 256 at Olton
Floydada 1--3 3--6 L, Tulia, 43-28 240 264 at Roosevelt
Roosevelt 1--3 1--8 L, Abernathy, 34-7 173 337 Floydada
Olton 0--4 1--8 L, Post, 40-0 87 299 Tulia
Legend:  PF - Points For, PA - Points Against.  

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