Friday, September 8, 2017
Crest High School
Shelby High School
The annual rivalry game between the Golden Lions and the Chargers was a defensive battle full of turnovers, penalties, mistakes, and momentum swings. The Golden Lions led at the half 10-7 but Crest scored on the opening possession of the 3rd quarter to take a 14-10 led and led 14-12 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Golden Lions would score 11 unanswered points to defeat the Chargers for the 2nd year in a row by a score of 21-14. The Golden Lions have now won 25 consecutive games. The last loss was to the Chargers in 2015.
Xavier Brooks carried the load offensively for the lions by gaining 119 yards on 26 attempts and 1 TD. Malik Sarratt scored the winning TD with 1:09 left in the game. The golden Lions finished with 219 total yards, 163 rushing & 56 passing.
The Golden Lion defense allowed the Chargers 215 total yards, 186 rushing & 29 passing. Will Stites had 8 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, and a safety. Dax Hollifield added 12 total tackles, including 4 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Bryant Spencer added 8 total tackles. Dorian Davis and Shaimez Poston had key interceptions.
After 3 consecutive home games, the Golden Lions will travel to Kings Mountain next Friday to take on the Mountaineers in the Battle of Buffalo Creek. Both teams will enter the contest undefeated, Shelby is 4-0 and Kings Mountain is 3-0.
Shelby—-Chase Hendrick 33 yard Field Goal
Shelby—-Xavier Brooks 29 yard run—Chase Hendrick x-pt
Crest—-Isaiah Jennings 42 yard run—Evan Davis x-pt
Crest—-Peyton Kemmerlin 1 yard run—-Evan Davis x-pt
Shelby—-Safety, Will Stites QB tackled in endzone
Shelby—–Safety, ball snapped out of the endzone
Shelby—Malik Sarratt 1 yard run—Chase Hendrick x-pt