A lightning delay ends with the Burns Bulldogs defeating the Shelby Golden Lions in the first county rival game of the 2018 season.
The game was delayed during team warm-ups as a potential storm was moving towards the town of Lawndale. The game began at 8:30, only 1 hour after original kickoff time. Shelby received the kickoff but were forced to punt. The Bulldogs started their first drive at their own 45 yard line and need 4 plays to score, on a 44 yard pass play, the first points of the game. The bulldogs would add another TD in the 2nd quarter to take a 14-0 halftime lead. The golden lions added a TD in the 3rd quarter to cut the deficit to 14-7 to begin the 4th quarter. The bulldogs would answer back with 3 TD’s in the 4th quarter to gain the 32-14 win. The Golden Lions add a TD in the 4th quarter on a 99 yard kickoff return by Fabian Pettis which tied the school record for longest kickoff return TD in school history.
The Golden lions would finish with 255 total yards (40 rushing/215 passing) and 14 first downs. Isaiah Bess completed 18 passes on 40 attempts for 215 yards and 1 TD. Santanna Eaves finished with 6 receptions for 81 yards. Diovanni Daley added 3 receptions for 54 yards and scored his first varsity TD. Donye Fuller added 49 rushing yards on 10 attempts.
The Golden Lions defense was lead by Freshman Malaki Hamrick who had 8 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss. Jaylon Scott added 5 total tackles including 2 tackles for loss and a caused fumble and 1 tipped pass. Tre’ Jolly added 5 total tackles including 1 tackle for loss and 1 sack and blocked an extra point attempt. Nick Stites finished with 13 total tackles. Jack Hollifield had 9 total tackles.
The Golden Lions will travel to Boiling Springs next Friday to face another county Rival, the Crest Chargers.