By Matt Smith
The Antioch High football team couldn’t have started the 2012 season any better. The Panthers raced out to a 5-0 start, beating their opponents by a combined score of 212-62.
Then the Bay Valley Athletic League schedule, which included games against three of the toughest teams in the East Bay in Pittsburg, Deer Valley and Freedom, began.
Circuit play saw Antioch go 1-4, and after a loss to San Ramon Valley in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs, the Panthers finished the season 6-5.
BVAL play is typically tough, but Antioch certainly has other reasons for struggling once the league season began. The biggest one being, for the second straight year, it entered league play with a number of injuries, and not having a tremendous amount of depth took its toll.
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