GAME STORY: Slow start dooms Coahoma in loss to Abernathy

COAHOMA — The Coahoma Bulldogs entered Friday’s showdown with District 4-3A Division II leader Abernathy at Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium with plenty on the line to end the regular season.

With a win, they would clinch a share of the district title for the first time since 2003 — and it would be only the third such accomplishment in the past 50 years, setting up a points differential tiebreaker with the Antelopes and Idalou to determine seeding.

The Bulldogs knew if they won by at least 14 points, they’d enter the playoffs as the top-seeded squad, while a 10-13 point win would send them into the postseason as the second seed. Anything less than that, or a loss, and Coahoma would head into the playoffs with the No. 3 seed.

In the end, it was Abernathy jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter and rolling to a 49-19 win.

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