Tribe wastes little time in dominant opening win
By Jim Irish/Contributing writer
Posted September 1, 2020
Bastrop Tribe Consolidated made quick work of Brazos Valley 46-0 in a season-opening, six-man football contest in Bryan on Friday.
The Warriors, a three-time defending TAIAO state champion, won its 13th consecutive game dating to last season.
The game was stopped at halftime because of the 45-point mercy rule.
“We had an advantage with more players having varsity experience on the field,” Tribe Consolidated coach Brent Golemon said.
Samuel Osborn, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound quick running back, picked up from last year when he rushed for more than 2,300 yards and scored 48 touchdowns. Against Brazos Valley, he gained 243 yards on 17 carries and scored five touchdowns. In the first quarter, he scored on runs of 36, 4 and 34 yards. In the second, he scored from 44 and 22 yards.
The Warriors, ranked No. 14 among all six-man teams in the state, scored on its first six possessions.
Quarterback Chandler Golemon, a sophomore, completed 2-of-3 passes for 39 yards. He hit Wyatt Knippa on a 31-yard scoring strike.
The Warriors defense limited Brazos Valley to minus-five total yards and no first downs.
“We were dominant,” Golemon said. “They never crossed midfield.”
Golemon applauded senior Travis Guy, a late addition to the roster on defense. Guy led with three tackles and one fumble recovery. Osborn intercepted a pass.
“Travis Guy was a standout, applying pressure (Brazos Valley) could not handle,” Golemon said.
Tribe Consolidated recently added No. 89 Avalon to its schedule on Friday on the road. Avalon (11-1 last season) lost its opener to No. 30 Abbott 58-37.
“They are very athletic but lost a number of key players,” Golemon said about Avalon.
Tribe visits Northside Sports Association (1-0) at Conroe on Friday.