The Golden Lions celebrated Senior night and the reunion of the 1998 2A State Championship Team with a shutout win vs the Chase Trojans and continued the unbeaten streak vs the Trojans. Shelby will travel to Rutherfordton next Friday (Oct. 12) to face the RS Central Hilltoppers for the 2nd conference game of the season.
The Golden Lions offense finished with 351 total yards (149 rushing/202 passing). Jahari Mitchell had a big night, scoring 3 TD’s (2 receiving & 1 punt return) and 124 yards receiving on 3 receptions. Mitchell and Isaiah Bess connected on a 97 yard TD which set a new school record for longest passing TD. Tarvaris Scott added 43 yards rushing and 2 TD’s. Donye Fuller had 74 yards rushing and 1 TD.
The Golden Lion Defense limited the Trojans to 83 yards of total offense (79 rushing/ 4 passing) and only 6 first downs. Nick Stites led the way with 9 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Jaylon Scott added 8 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Jack Hollifield had 7 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss and 1 sack. Dorian Davis had a caused fumble and a fumble recovery. Dahaun Chirstopher intercepted a pass and returned it 30 yards for a TD.