The latest in the “Is this real life?” scoring frenzy that has overtaken the football nation came in Texas Friday night, as Bells and Celeste combined for 168 points in a 94-74 Bells victory.
While many called it a state record, it fell short of the 186-0 win by Spur against Lorenzo in 1930.
But let’s put 1930 aside. As you could imagine, the statistics (per MaxPreps) from Friday night’s game almost don’t make sense. (Was there some kind of interruption in the space-time continuum while this game continued? Did the defenses play without pads or helmets?).
It was 30-30 after one quarter, 60-60 at the half. Celeste quarterback Xavier Edwards accounted for all eight of his team’s first-half touchdowns in three different fashions – he threw for five, ran for two, and even had a TD catch. However, Edwards was held in check in the second half as his team was outscored 34-14 after the break.
Bells quarterback Bryan Ponder threw for six touchdowns while also rushing for two scores in the win, helping Bells improve to 7-1. He now has 27 touchdown passes on the season. He also added eight 2-point conversion passes. Bells’ Jacob Taylor is a footnote, scoring “only” four touchdowns.
Celeste, meanwhile, fell to 0-8 after putting up a tremendous fight.
Throughout the contest, there were some great spectator reactions on Twitter.
Whether it is a record or not will be debated. But there is no denying that Bells and Celeste did something that will be tough to replicate for a long time.