Coahoma junior Aaron Acevedo hit the ground running Friday night and never let up, as the Bulldogs defeated Post 47-29 in District 2-2A action. The speedy back rushed for 198 yards and four touchdowns as Coahoma improved to 4-3 on the season and a perfect 3-0 in district.
“We really weren't sure if Aaron was going to play,” Coahoma's head coach, Trey Gardner said. “He had hurt his elbow last week and he did not practice until Wednesday.”
Justin Coker opened the scoring on a 10-yard run just over halfway through he first quarter. Marco Molina's kick made it 7-0. Post would tie the game at seven a piece in the second frame, but Acevedo would put the Bulldogs back on top, before the half, breaking loose from six yards out.
“I feel like this was the drive of the game,” Coach Gardner said. “After Post scored, we got the ball back deep in our own territory. Going against the wind, we put together a 15-play drive and after scoring, gave the ball back to Post with 40 seconds left on the clock. If we had not put that drive together, Post might have scored twice with the wind at their backs and it could have been a completely different ball game.”
As it turned out, Coahoma grabbed the momentum going into the locker rooms, taking the wind out Post's sails. Acevedo would get his three remaining touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of 45, 55 and 57 yards, sending Coahoma into the game's final frame with a 34-21 lead.
In the fourth, Cage Miller and Tanner Ruiz scored on runs of 13 and 32 yards, respectively.
Acevedo led the Bulldogs with his 198 yards of rushing, with Coker hitting 84 and Ruiz adding 81. Cage Miller also found 24 yards on the ground on four carries.
Ruiz was 5-7 in the air, splitting up his 59 yards of passing evenly between Ryan Reid, Coker, Acevedo and Eddie Hagins.
Coahoma's next action will be Friday in Forsan.