STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO
The 104 points that the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team scored during its thrashing of Holy Trinity Catholic School of Temple on October 4 set a new school record.
The Flames (4-1, six-man Division I, District 2) crushed the Celtics 104-58.
Faith head coach Stephen Shipley, who has played high school and collegiate football, said that’s the first game he’s ever been part of where one squad scored more than 100 points.
“No, not even close,” he said regarding his other high-scoring contests.
Faith had 98 points on the scoreboard when they returned a Holy Trinity kickoff for a touchdown to end the contest on the 45-point-mercy rule in the fourth quarter.
At the half, the Flames led 42-6.
Shipley said he put in reserves to start the third quarter, but the Celtics scored three consecutive touchdowns to climb back into the contest. So, Shipley decided to put the starters back in.
By then, he said, Holy Trinity fell into a comfortable offensive rhythm, and each team matched the other touchdown for touchdown.
Offensively, senior quarterback Travis Hughes kept his Flames teammates involved.
Senior Colby Offutt scored four touchdowns, while sophomore Case Coleman had three, and sophomore Dylan Offutt and freshman Blaine Glosson each scored two. Juniors Grayson Poage, Maison Thornley, and Cody Wilson, and sophomore Brendan Thames all had one each.
“In our offense, we have playmakers who can score at any time,” Shipley said. “We had different guys who scored, so one person wasn’t getting all the touchdowns. It was spread out to where we were trying to get different guys the ball to give guys a chance.”
Faith is preparing for their second road trip of the season. The Flames travel to face Austin Veritas on October 11 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Sycamore Springs Middle School, 14451 Sawyer Ranch Road in Austin.