By Jim Irish/Contributing writer
Posted October 20, 2020
Tribe Consolidated’s Samuel Osborn scored eight touchdowns on runs and two on kickoff returns in an 86-71 victory over highly competitive Austin Royals in a six-man contest at home on Friday.
Osborn, a senior, was at peak performance in the fourth quarter, scoring on runs of 15, 8, 39, and 45 yards and adding a touchdown on a 65-yard kickoff return.
He finished the contest with 411 yards rushing on 40 carries and 180 yards on 4 kickoff returns.
In the first quarter, Osborn scored on runs of 60 and 12 yards and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. He was silent in the second quarter but scored on runs of 2 and 37 yards in the third quarter. His only error was fumbling the opening kickoff of the game.
In addition, Osborn completed 3-of-6 passes for 63 yards. Nathaniel Heilig caught a pass for 39 yards but was stripped for a fumble.
“Samuel had another monster game,” Tribe coach Brent Golemon said in an email.
Austin Royals (2-4) had a rushing attack that gained 564 yards. Heilig and Wyatt Knippa each had 12 tackles for Tribe. Travis Guy recovered a fumble. Linebacker Lake Mills missed the game with a virus, Golemon said.
“We gave up too many third and fourth long scenarios and let them run the football on us at will, especially late,” Golemon said.
Golemon said the Austin Royals have improved by adding transfer athletes.
″...I have been saying all along that the Austin Royals are a dangerous team,” he said. “They have as much talent as anyone else in the league, and they have been getting better each week.”
Heilig kicked field goals of 24 and 32 yards in the second quarter. He also converted 9 of 10 extra points. In six-man football, a field goal counts for four points and a kick after a touchdown for two points.
“The goal is to win the football game and, in the end, our boys were able to make the plays...,” Golemon said.
Tribe (6-1) slipped two spots to No. 17 among all six-man teams in Texas.
The Warriors play host to Austin NYOS (0-4) on Friday.