66 points? In a football game? Would you believe the opposition scored 106? That’s what happened in a 1A 8-man game between Triad of Klamath Falls and Elkton.
Granted, it is 8-man football, where a couple of broken tackles is almost certain to result in a score. Still, in the annals of football- 8-man or not- it's pretty impressive. In fact, Triad came in to the game averaging over 70 points a contest.
Triad tied a national record for touchdowns, and scored on 16 out of 17 possessions. The Timber Wolves racked up an astounding 815 yards of total offense.
The combined total of 172 points sets a state record. Triad coach Kyle Petrick says they kept the scoring up, because of a district tie-breaker that factors in games decided by 35 points or more. A running clock would have been employed had the margin reached 45 points.
At games end, Triad took a knee on the last four snaps at Elkton's 1-yard line, or the point total could have possibly been higher. The officials were probably relieved they didn’t. Petrick noted that the officials had “one foot dragging” by games’ end.