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Coming off of a 22-7 victory over undefeated Hawley last week, the Coahoma Bulldogs get ready to face another district challenge, as they host the Post Antelopes Friday night.
Post comes into Bulldog Stadium sporting a 2-4 (1-1) record, gaining their second win of the season last week in a 31-7 handling of district rival Anson.
With Forsan and Idalou â€” both 1-0 in district play â€” nipping at their heels, the 3-3 (2-0) Bulldogs know they can not let off the gas anytime soon. Coahoma has been making their living running up the middle, so with Post crowding the box with their 5-3 defense, the game Friday night could come down to who wants it more.
â€śThey will usually have eight guys in the box,â€ť Coahoma head coach Trey Gardner said. â€śThey will try to make you run outside or pass to beat them.â€ť
But Coach Gardner says he welcomes the challenge.
â€śWe will still try to run up the middle some. After all, it's what we do,â€ť he said. "But I think we have the speed to hurt them on the outside as well. Our kids may not be the fastest team in West Texas, but we do have some speed.â€ť
On the other side of the ball, Post should come out in their standard I formation, where they will run the option on a regular basis.
â€śThe option is always a threat,â€ť Coach Gardner said. â€śIf just one guy gets out of position, they can go the distance. Still, we are looking forward to the game. I think we match up pretty good against them.â€ť
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. in Coahoma.