Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Shelby High School Varsity Football beat Kings Mountain High School 39-9

Friday, September 23, 2016

7:30 PM

Kings Mountain High School

Shelby High School

Game Recap

The Golden Lions defeated the Mountaineers 39-9 in the annual, “Battle of Buffalo Creek.’ This series dates back to the 1920’s. The lions were led by QB Malik Sarrat who was 13 of 26 passing for 281 yards, 2 TD’s and added 2 rushing TD’s on the night. Isaiah Etchison had 5 receptions for 135 yards. Jayden Borders had 5 receptions for 103 yards. Darius Fuller and Maleek McMullens each had a receiving TD. The Golden Lions had 436 yards of total offense (114 rushing/322 passing). The offense only committed one turnover.

The Golden Lions defense held Kings Mountain to 149 total yards (57 rushing/92 passing). This is the 6th consecutive game that an opponent has been held to less than 200 yards of total offense. Shelby has allowed only 1 team this season to have 100+ rushing in a game this season ( game 2 vs South Point. 101 yards). The defense forced 3 turnovers on the night ( 2 fumbles and 1 Interception). Dax Hollifield led the way with 9 total tackles including 4 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Michael carson had 6 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss. Trey Darlington had 3 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. Joslen McGill had 3 total tackles including 1 tackles for loss, 1 sack and recovered a fumble.

The Golden Lions will travel to Burke County next week to face the East Burke Cavaliers. The Lions have won 11 consecutive games dating back to last season’s playoffs.

Box Scores

Kings Mountain






Game Summary


Shelby——Malik Sarratt 5 yard run—-Ethan Triplett x-pt
Shelby—-Darius Fuller 43 yard pass from Malik Sarratt—Ethan Triplett x-pt


Shelby—-Ethan Triplett 33 yard Field Goal
Kings Mtn.—-Micah Randle 33 yard Field Goal
Shelby—Maleek McMullens 17 yard pass from Malik Sarratt—Ethan Triplett x-pt
Shelby—-Juwan Sims 1 yard run—x-pt blocked


Shelby—Malik Sarratt 8 yard run—Ethan Triplett x-pt
Shelby—Safety, Dax Hollifield sacked QB in the End Zone


Kings Mtn.—Dontavius Hughes 22 yard pass from Kaylon Wade–2-pt run failed.