SEMINOLE â€” Stanton is known for defense and physical play in the trenches.
The Buffaloes still had that in their 30-6 win over Abernathy Friday in Seminole in bi-district playoff action. They just had the passing to go along with it.
â€śWe didnâ€™t know what to expect in a first-round playoff game,â€ť Stanton head coach John Peterson said. â€śEverybodyâ€™s hungry to stay in the playoffs. Abernathy did a great job of trying to take away our run, so we adjusted a little bit, started throwing the ball.â€ť
Stanton quarterback Tyler Fulton aired it out, completing 10-of-14 passes for 197 yards. The scoring for Stanton, however, still came from the ground attack. Adam Montezâ€™s huge 80-yard run set the tone for the Buffs in the first quarter. Oscar Reyna and Blake Evans found the endzone, too.
There shouldnâ€™t be any surprise at Stantonâ€™s ability to go through the air, according to Peterson. He said Fulton is capable of making things happen with his arm and, if needed, heâ€™ll do it again.
â€śItâ€™s always been there, itâ€™s just we havenâ€™t had to use it,â€ť Peterson said. â€śItâ€™ll probably play a factor somewhere down the road again.â€ťView more articles in: