Tribe preps for playoff run

By Jim Irish/Contributing writer

Posted November 10, 2020 

In the quarterfinals of the TAIAO playoffs, Bastrop Tribe Consolidated faces FEAST of San Antonio, which the Warriors defeated in the Division I state final the past two seasons.

Tribe will play host to FEAST at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Tribe is currently ranked No. 24 among all six-man teams in Texas. FEAST is ranked No. 112.

The Warriors (8-1) downed FEAST 78-37 in last season’s final. In 2018, they won 56-40.

Tribe coach Brent Golemon said he attended FEAST’s win over Brazos Valley of College Station 54-45 last Friday in San Marcos.

Golemon said FEAST (4-5) employs a “ground and pound” offense.

“Their young team has been getting better each week,” Golemon said in an email.

FEAST’s primary weapons are Reuben Fox, whom Golemon described as a “big, bruising running back” and Chase Hill, another running back, who is “quick.”

Both teams have changed since last year.

“They don’t have the same number of experienced players this season, but neither do we,” Golemon said. “We have the upper hand in senior leadership, and that has pulled us through several games that went four quarters.”

Golemon said FEAST’s record is irrelevant at this point in the season.

“Records don’t mean much when it only takes a single win to advance to the next game,” he said.

Tribe’s offense revolves around the quickness of running back Samuel Osborn, who has rushed for 2,345 yards and scored 46 touchdowns. He eclipsed last season’s running total of 2,308 yards and will likely break his record of 48 touchdowns last season.

Osborn and Chandler Golemon have combined to throw 11 touchdown passes and only two interceptions this season.