Friday, October 27, 2017
East Rutherford High School
Shelby High School
The Golden Lions hosted the East Rutherford Cavaliers on Senior night. The class of 1992 and 1997 were in attendance for their reunions. The 3A championship team of 1987 were also recognized. The Golden Lions defeated the Cavaliers 28-7. The Golden Lions (9-1, 4-0) will travel to Belmont to face the South Point Red Raiders (10-0, 4-0) for the conference championship.
The Golden Lions found themselves in a defensive battle in the first quarter and the quarter ended scoreless for both teams. Shelby had only 23 total yards in the quarter while the Cavaliers had 63 total yards. Shelby rebounded in the 2nd quarter, scoring 14 points on TD runs by Malik Sarratt (9 yards) and Xavier Brooks (12 yards). The Golden Lions had 157 total yards in the quarter. Malik Sarratt threw 2 TD passes in the 3rd quarter to Xavier Brooks (67 yards) and Fabian Pettis (68 yards). The Golden Lions would finish with 405 total yards of offense (124 rushing, 281 passing. Xavier Brooks tied the school record for most TD’s (62 career TD’s).
The Golden Lions defense was led by their 3 linebackers who combined for 30 total tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 caused fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Dax Hollifield had 11 total tackles including 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Will Stites had 9 total tackles including 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Jaylon Scott had 10 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 caused fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. Dorian Davis intercepted his 4th pass of the season. The defense held the Cavaliers to 225 total yards (173 rushing, 52 passing).
Shelby—Malik Sarratt 9 yard run—Chase Hendrick x-pt
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 12 yard run—Chase Hendrick x-pt
East Rutherford—Demetrius Mauney 74 yard run–Austin Roderick x-pt
Shelby—Xavier Brooks 67 yard pass from Malik Sarratt—Chase Hendrick x-pt
Shelby—Fabian Pettis 68 yard pass from Malik Sarratt—Chase Hendrick x-pt