Friday, October 20, 2017
Shelby High School
East Gaston High School
The Golden Lions traveled to Mount Holly for the first time since 1984 to face the East Gaston Warriors. The Golden Lions started the scoring with a 30 yard Field Goal by Chase Hendrick with 10:20 left in the 1st quarter. The Warriors fumbled on their 1st possession and the fumble was recovered by Bryant Spencer. Xavier Brooks scored 3 plays later on a 4 yard run and Chase Hendrick x-pt and the Lions led 10-0 with 8:05 left in the 1st quarter. Brooks would add a 29 yard TD run on Shelby’s next possession but the x-pt was blocked and the Lions had a 16-0 lead to begin the 2nd quarter.
The Golden Lions added 16 more points in the 2nd quarter, 2 TD passes from Isaiah Bess, 28 yards to Xavier Brooks and 7 yards to Tucker Greene. The Lions also added a safety after an East Gaston punt attempt when the ball was snapped out of the endzone. Shelby led 32-0 at the half.
The Golden Lions only had 11 offensive plays in the 2nd half but added 19 points, a 11 yard pass from Jacalon Shell to Santanna Eaves, a 49 yard punt return by Bud Baxter and an 8 yard run by George Dunlap for a final of 51-6.
The Golden Lion defense held the warriors to 98 total yards (32 rushing, 66 passing). The Lions recovered 2 East Gaston fumbles by Bryant Spencer and Tre’ Jolly. Jolly had 7 total tackles including 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Dax Hollifield added 9 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Jack Hollifield had 7 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss. Will Stites had 7 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack.
The Golden Lions (8-1 overall, 3-0 conference) return home next Friday to host the East Rutherford Cavaliers for Senior Night. Shelby will also recognize the 1987 3A State Championship team who will be in attendance for their 30th reunion.
SHELBY—CHASE HENDRICK 30 YARD FIELD GOAL
SHELBY—XAVIER BROOKS 4YD RUN—CHASE HENDRICK X-PT
SHELBY—XAVIER BROOKS 29YD RUN—X-PT BLOCKED
SHELBYâX.BROOKS 28YD PASS FROM I.BESS—C.HENDRICK X-PT
SHELBY—SAFETY—PUNT SNAPPED OUT OF ENDZONE
SHELBY—T.GREENE 7YD PASS FROM I,BESSâC.HENDRICK X-PT
SHELBY—BUD BAXTER 49YD PUNT RETURNâC.GOSS X-PT
SHELBY—S.EAVES 11YD PASS FROM J.SHELLâX-PT NO GOOD
E.GASTON—KJ DAGOUT 47YD PASS FROM K.CREAMERâX-PT BLOCKED
SHELBY—GEORGE DUNLAP 8YD RUN—-X-PT NO GOOD