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Abilene High routs Odessa High, prepares for match-up with Arlington Lamar


Coming into the final night of district play Abilene High (7-3, 3-2) knew they were headed to the playoffs. What they were uncertain of was where they would spend next week. If they won and Central lost Abilene High would host a first round playoff match. A loss or a Central win would send them on the road to Arlington. Running back Abram Smith decided to take out one bit of uncertainty.

Smith carried the ball 17 times for 182 yards and four touchdowns as Abilene High routed Odessa High 56-14 in 3-6A action. Five different War Eagle players scored. The loss ended Odessa High’s season (2-8, 0-5) winless in district play. More important for the War Eagles, it gave Abilene a slim chance of hosting next weekend.

Sebastian Galindo had his best game of the season for Odessa High. Galindo carried the ball 25 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns, but the lack of any passing game forced the Bronchos into many turnovers on downs. Abilene High would capitalize off of most of them.

While Galindo had his best game of the season, the same couldn’t be said for senior quarterback Nick Adams. Adams was forced to watch from the sideline after the concussion relapse last week. Johnathan Franco would do his best to allow Odessa High to move down the field, but timely blitzes led to six different sacks and gave Franco -25 yards rushing. The sacks and an interception led to Franco being benched for most of the fourth quarter and led to the debut of senior quarterback Sean Garcia, making his first and only appearance of the season.

Smith wouldn’t carry the load alone for the War Eagles. Quarterback Peyton Killam threw a limited amount of passes (11-14 for 170 yards), but two touchdown passes and one touchdown rushing placed Smith ahead of Odessa High in scoring alone.

In the end the War Eagles did their part, but it wasn’t meant to be. While the win assures Abilene of a winning district record, the San Angelo Central upset forces Abilene High to head to Arlington for a match-up with Arlington Lamar next weekend.

Abilene High 14 7 21 14 — 56
Odessa High 0 0 0 14 — 14

First Quarter
AHS– Abram Smith 49 run (Oscar Hernandez kick), 10:10
AHS– Smith 5 run (Hernandez kick), 2:58
Second Quarter
AHS– Bryan McGough 10 pass from Peyton Killam (Hernandez kick), 11:19
Third Quarter
AHS– Qua’shawn Washington 34 pass from Killam (Hernandez kick), 10:58
AHS– Smith 10 run (Hernandez kick), 4:10
AHS– Smith 1 run (Hernandez kick), 1:10
Fourth Quarter
AHS– Killam 34 run (Hernandez kick), 10:59
AHS– R.J. Mirelez 1 run (Hernandez kick), 5:19
OHS– Sebastian Galindo 46 run (Ulysses Gutierrez kick), 3:49
OHS– Galindo 17 run (Gutierrez kick), 0:57

First Downs 19 13
Rushes-Yards 40-259 41-114
Passing Yards 170 156
Passing 11-14-1 7-16-2
Punts-Avg. 4-28.5 1-29
Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-1
Penalties-Yards 3-15 5-60

Rushing: AHS– Abram Smith 17-182, R.J. Mirelez 11-54, Peyton Killam 3-47, Immanuel Brown 5-8, Jakson Talley 1-7, Team 3-(-39); OHS– Sebastian Galindo 25-137, Tony Carrasco 3-13, Sean garcia 4-(-11), Johnathan Franco 9-(-25).
Passing: AHS– Killam 11-14-1–170; OHS– Franco 6-11-1–146, Sean Garca 1-5-1–10.
Receiving: AHS– Qua’shawn Washington 3-64, Bryce McGough 3-44, Abram Smith 3-24, Nicholas Ray 1-22, Rae Millsap1-16; OHS– Carlos Gomez 2-55, Jacob Carrasco 3-51, Galindo 1-36, Damon Bars 1-14.
Interceptions: AHS– Mario Nieto 1-12, Kasey Dean 1-5; OHS– Gerardo Carrasco 1-0.

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