Youth Football Season Kicks Off
Published Sept. 29, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m.
Post was pleased to host youth tackle and flag games with Tahoka on September 22. There were many exciting firsts for the development of Post Youth Athletic Group programs.
The debut of the Post 3rd-4th grade tackle football team as well as three K-2nd grade flag football teams suited up to play out-of-town opponents for the first time. All together six football games were hosted: four flag and two tackle.
In addition, 38 youth cheerleaders K-6th grade took the field to represent Post in support of the teams.
Post (3/4th grade) 20, Tahoka 6
The Little Lopes tackle football team of Post charged their way to their first win of the season. In a 20-6 victory over Tahoka. The 3/4th grade group, coached by Ray Perez, Will Kirkpatrick, Adam Gutierrez, Jason Porter and Tait Crow, showcased the results of weeks of hard work and substantial athletic ability.
“The football game against Tahoka was a good one. The boys pulled out a victory, 20-6. They played their first game in pads and did an awesome job! It looks like we have worked our way through the helmet issues and started playing some football. The offense looked really good. We need to work on our center-to-quarterback exchange a little but that is always a work in progress. We got a couple of long yardage runs for touchdowns which was awesome! We just need to polish up a couple of things and we should be unstoppable. Defensively, we did very well. We kept Tahoka to only six points and did a good job tackling. Again, with a couple of adjustments and some more practice, we will get better. The boys now have the experience of playing in a real game and can let them butterflies fly away. I can’t wait to see these boys play to their potentials! This next game should really be a good one. These are exciting times!!!” –Ray Perez, Head Coach
Tahoka (5/6th grade) 28, Post 14
The Antelopes fought hard in their second battle of the season against the Tahoka bulldogs last Saturday at Jimmy Redman Memorial Stadium. While the boys fell short of claiming a victory in the 28-14 loss to Tahoka, head coach Bryan Justice noted that the boys have shown tremendous improvements since their season opener against Slaton. The 5/6th Lopes are coached by Bryan Justice, Jace Pollard, Randon Torres and Orlando Diaz.