SEMINOLE — 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.
“We didn’t know what to expect in a first-round playoff game,” Stanton head coach John Peterson said. “Everybody’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.”
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 Montez’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 shouldn’t be any surprise at Stanton’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, he’ll do it again.
“It’s always been there, it’s just we haven’t had to use it,” Peterson said. “It’ll probably play a factor somewhere down the road again.”