Friday, November 3, 2017
Shelby High School
South Point High School
The Golden Lions traveled to Belmont to face the South Point Red Raiders for the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship. The Red Raiders started the scoring early, blocking a punt on Shelby’s first possession and recovering for a TD. The Red Raiders added a TD on their first possession of the game and added another TD in the 2nd quarter and led at half-time 21-3 on their way to a 35-15 victory.
The Golden Lion offense was led by senior running back Xavier Brooks who had 14 rushing attempts for 58 yards, 5 receptions for 96 yards and 1 TD, 2 kickoff returns for 140 yards and 1 TD (a 96 yard return in the 4th quarter). Malik Sarratt was 21/38 passing for 219 yards and 1 TD. Santanna Eaves added 5 receptions for 51 yards. Zondre Cherry also had 5 receptions for 36 yards. The Golden Lions offense finished with 275 yards of offense (56 rushing/219 passing).
The Golden Lion defense was led by Dashaun Christopher who had 9 total tackles including 1 tackles for loss. KJ Washington added 8 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Jaylon Scott also had 8 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Nick Stites caused a fumble that was recovered by Dax Hollifield. The Golden Lion offense allowed 341 yards of total offense, all by rushing.
Both teams will begin the state playoffs next Friday November 10th.
South Point–Matthew Robinson 4 yard blocked punt return—Case Ratliff X-PT
South Point—Jake Alexander 56 yard run—Cade Ratliff X-PT
South Point—Ray Grier 36 yard run–Cade Ratliff X-PT
Shelby—Chase Hendrick 27 yard Field Goal
South Point—Scottie Lee 52 yard run–Cade Ratliff X-PT
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 57 yard pass from Malik Sarratt–X-PT blocked
South Point—Keaton Hale 14 yard run–Cade Ratliff X-PT
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 96 yard Kickoff Return—2-PT pass failed.