Friday, November 10, 2017
Newton Conover High School
Shelby High School
The Golden Lions hosted the Newton-Conover Red Devils in the 1st round of the 2017 2AA state playoffs. The Golden Lions took the opening kickoff and started from their own 20 yard line. The Lions drove 80 yards in 16 plays to take an early 7-0 lead after Malik Sarratt scored on a 7 yard run. The red devils first play from scrimmage ended with a turnover as Shamar Baker was intercepted by Shelby’s Dashaun Christopher who returned the interception 51 yards for a TD. The Golden Lions would also score on their next possession (15 yard TD pass to Maleek McMullens from Malik Sarratt) and would lead 21-6 after the first quarter. Shelby would add 21 points in the 2nd quarter on 3 TD runs by Xavier Brooks and would lead at the half, 42-14. Both teams had 3 possessions each in the 2nd half and each scoring on one of those possessions. The Golden Lions advances to the 2nd round with a 49-20 win. The Golden Lions will now make a return trip to Belmont next Friday night to play the South Point Red Raiders.
The Golden Lions offense was lead by Malik Sarratt who had 10 rushing attempts for 67 yards and 1 TD, 18 of 23 passing for 182 yards and 1 TD. Xavier Brooks had 19 rushing attempts for 115 yards and 4 TD’s, 4 receptions for 52 yards. Xavier added 2 new school records to his list of accomplishments for the Golden Lions. Brooks now has the school record for most career rushing attempts (527) and the record for most rushing TD’s (51). The Golden Lions would finish with 414 total yards of offense, 232 rushing & 182 passing.
The Golden Lions defense held the Newton-Conover offense to 207 total yards (-19 rushing & 226 passing). The defense combined for 9 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. Will Stites had 4 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 1 fumble recovery. Tre’ Jolly added 4 tackles including 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack.
Shelby—Malik Sarratt 7 yard run—-Caleb Goss X-PT
Shelby—Dashaun Christopher 51 yard INT return—Caleb Goss X-PT
Shelby—Maleek McMullens 15 yard pass from Malik Sarratt—Caleb Goss X-PT
N.Conover—J.Mullen 53 yard pass from S. Baker—X-PT no good
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 1 yard run—Caleb Goss X-PT
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 2 yard run—Caleb Goss X-PT
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 3 yard run—Caleb Goss X-PT
N.Conover–Myles Baker 104 yard INT return–2-PT pass good
Shelby—Shelby—Xavier Brooks 3 yard run—Caleb Goss X-PT
N.Conover—E.Squarles 19 yard pass from S.Baker—2-PT attempt failed