The six-man Ovilla Christian School Eagles defeated Carrollton Christian on the road last Friday in their first football action in school history.
Carrollton, an established football program, moved from 11-man to six-man last year.
OCS got on the board quickly by scoring the game’s first two touchdowns. The first was on a 41-yard run by freshman wingback Zach Fitch on a misdirection play.
Junior tailback Austin Thorn then took a sweep around the right end for 65 yards and a score.
Carrollton scored three times on Ovilla’s second team defense, but OCS added two more touchdowns to seal the victory.
Thorn scored from five yards out after a big 30-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Trevor Fowler to junior receiver Mitchell Todd.
Thorn later sealed the game in the last quarter on a read play from the spread formation with a 60-yard scamper down the sideline, following lead blocks from senior Matt Humphrey, sophomore Aaron Morales and Fitch.
The Eagles’ first team defense shut out the Carrollton offense, no small feat in the six-man game.
Humphrey forced two fumbles and tacked on five tackles and a sack.
Sophomore defensive tackle Cole Harris had seven tackles and a sack.
Thorn had five tackles.
Todd had five tackles and a sack.
Middle linebacker Lucas Chester had two tackles and a fumble recovery.
Senior safety Griffin Glenn had five tackles and a fumble recovery.
Thorn carried eight times for 160 yards and three touchdowns
Glenn ran for 44 yards, Fitch ran for 41, Fowler for 40 and Morales for 24.
The Eagles rushed for more than 300 yards as a team.
The leading receiver was Humphrey with three catches for 37 yards.
The passing leader was Fowler, who completed four passes in six attempts, for 67 yards.
The Eagles’ next game is Sept. 13 versus Mineral Wells Community Christian at 7:30 p.m. The site for the game has yet to be determined.
The middle school begins its season Sept. 10 at Avalon at 6 p.m.