August 31, 2021
Special to the Bastrop Advertiser
Tribe Consolidated ran into a strong Emery Weiner quarterback tandem, losing 60-24 in the season six-man opener in Houston on Saturday.
Emery Weiner’s Doran Yustein, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound senior, completed 10 of 15 passes for 252 yards and four touchdowns.
Elliott Ellis, another senior quarterback, hit 6 of 10 passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns.
“(Yustein) was never under pressure, so he was too comfortable and made us pay,” Tribe coach Brent Golemon said in an email.
Emery Weiner had 17 seniors on its roster and was “just too experienced for us,” Golemon said.
Emery Weiner’s Leo Gerst hauled in five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Vincent Banks added three receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to his passing, Ellis caught two passes for 73 yards and one touchdown.
Emery Weiner, which plays in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), led 24-0 after one quarter and 39-8 at halftime.
“We just weren’t big enough to match them on both the offensive and defensive lines,” Golemon said.
Josh McAlister, a sophomore running back, led Tribe with 178 yards on 24 carries. He scored on runs of 18 yards in the second quarter and 50 and 8 yards in the third.
Golemon said McAlister was more productive in the second half when he played mostly offense.
Tribe quarterback Chandler Golemon completed 1-of-4 passes for 15 yards and one interception. McAlister connected on 1-of-3 passes for 13 yards.
“We had two turnovers but against the amount of pressure they brought, this was pretty good,” Golemon said.
Tribe's Matthew McNabb converted all three of his extra points.
Chandler Golemon made seven tackles, while Haddon Mills added six tackles.
Tribe visits San Marcos (1-0) on Thursday.
“We have a tough schedule the first four games as each of our opponents won their first game,” Golemon said.