DQ Blog

Sep 19, 2009

No fluke in Amarillo High 38-26 win over Mojo

Anybody missing the Amarillo High 38-26 win over Odessa Permian Friday night in Dick Bivins missed out on an inspiring performance by the Sandies and their running back Heath Herrington.

Permian did lead 20-0 just seconds into the second quarter, but Amarillo High's ability to roll off 38 unanswered points was no fluke. AHS dominated the line scrimmage and Herrington was unstoppable racking up 253 yards rushing and scoring three touchdowns.

I interviewed Herrington after the game and his smile was wider than a goal post. He won my respect for praising his teammates and not himself.

This win for AHS will have an impact on the District 2-5A race.

Instead of falling back at 1-2, AHS is 2-1 and in the hunt for a playoff berth. In fact with San Angelo Central and Monterey on the horizon, I predict AHS will go to 4-1 in district before heading off to Midland for a showdown with Midland High.

It's game like this is why I got in the biz of writing about sports.

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