It’s a score that would make high school basketball fans suffer a double-take, let alone football fans. 108-96. Yet there’s a catch: This isn’t traditional football, it’s the Wild West of Texas 6-man football, and it set a record for most points in a recognized six-man game.
As noted by MaxPreps, Santa Anna star Jed Herrod took over a game in an almost unique way, scoring an astounding 11 touchdowns to single-handedly account for 66 of his team’s 108 points in a narrow victory against Mullin. Ten of Herrod’s scores came on the ground, with the traditional back scrambling in open space and making it all but impossible to bring him down. The moves might not have been successful against a more stacked defense, but against six defenders, they were powerfully successful. The other touchdown? That came on a fumble recovery where, again, Herrod was impossible to bring down.
The combined 204 points set a new record for recognized 6-man football games, breaking a record just two weeks old that was set in a game between Midland Trinity and Loraine. Just as Midland Trinity had, Santa Anna’s 108 points move to second on the all-time list by a single team, but the 96 scored by Mullin far outstretched the 66 by Loraine earlier this season.
The good news for Santa Anna is that the team may have some defense, too, as it proved in a season opening victory against Whitharral. Santa Anna took that contest 61-14, with the far more impressive stat being the 14 points allowed, not the 61 scored.
Of course, not much can compete with the 11 scoring plays that Herrod scored all on his own.
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