Six-man football holds a sacred part in Texas football lore, with athletes who compete with the endurance of Ironmen triathletes and winning scores that often reach into the 60s and 70s. The excitement and tactical chess game of six-man has earned a number of devotees, none more ardent than Leman Saunders, a self-described Texas six-man football historian.
That being said, in all Saunders' years of covering six-man football, he never saw a game like the one he was at near San Angelo, Texas, on Friday night, when Paint Rock (Texas) High rallied to beat Novice (Texas) High, 112-109, in regulation.
"And Novice only had eight players suited up to play [they have nine players but one play was injured and could not play]," Lehman told Prep Rally. "They only have 10 boys in high school."
Yes, you read that scoreline correctly; a regulation football game featured 221 points. The teams combined to score 78 points in the first quarter alone, with Novice leading 46-32 heading into the secondRead More »from Final score 112-109: Texas barnburner sets records