SEM High School Athletics
- Two six-man football teams in Nebraska set a scoring record with 181 combined points.
- The point total is greater than the population in half of the towns playing.
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Arthur County High School and Sumner-Eddyville-Miller High School set scoring record on the football field on Friday. The two schools from Nebraska play six-man football and scored a combined 181 points, which is just ridiculous.
You have to love 6-Man Football. Arthur County and S-E-M combined to set an all-time scoring record for six-man as Arthur County prevailed 101-80 Friday night. The Wolves rolled up 607 yards of total offense. S-E-M had 508. #nebpreps pic.twitter.com/H5PsijTQU7
— NebraskaTok (@nebraskatok) August 28, 2021
Arthur County vs. SEM set a six-man scoring record with its 181 total points. The old record was set in 1996 with a combined score of 158 points.
The game is tied for the 14th highest-scoring game in history across all forms of football —— from 11-man to 8-man to 6-man. It is also the highest-scoring game since 1927.
If you thought the 101-80 final score is nuts, take a look at the box score.
Arthur County rolled up 607 yards of total offense while S-E-M had 508. The Wolves’ quarterback Bryce Hanna threw for 358 yards and six touchdowns while the Mustangs’ Noah Eggleson completed 14 passes for 375 yards and seven touchdowns. Eggleson’s brother Kellen was on the receiving end of 13 of 14 passes for 291 yards and six touchdowns.
Six-man football is played, of course, with only six players on the field for each team. 12 total.
Rules for six-man are a little bit different because they have to be:
- While a standard football field is 53 and 1/3 yards wide by 100 yards long, a six-man field is 40 yards wide and 80 yards long.
- Every player on the field is eligible to catch a pass.
- Quarterbacks are not eligible to run the ball right away. There must be two ball exchanges before a running play can cross the line of scrimmage. The center snap counts as the first exchange, but the quarterback must hand the ball off or throw. He is eligible to run the ball if it is pitched back to him. He is also eligible to catch the ball at that point.
- First downs are 15 yards, not 10.
- A PAT is worth two points while a “two-point conversion” is worth one.
Arthur County, Neb. has a total population of 427 and is the fifth-smallest populous county in the United States.
Sumner, Eddyville and Miller are three separate towns that feed into one high school. Sumner, Neb. has a total population of 223, Eddville, Neb. has a total population of 97 and Miller has a total population of 135.