September 18, 2003

Two-Point Conversion Falls Short In JV Football Loss

South Shelby broke up the pass attempt on the final play of the game to hand the Scotland County junior varsity football team a 14-12 loss in overtime in the teamís season opener September 8 in Memphis.

The teamís played to a 6-6 tie in regulation. South Shelby got on the board first with a touchdown on their second offensive series of the contest.

Scotland County tied the game in the second period when quarterback Marcus Shalley connected with Bryce Blomme on a touchdown pass. The score remained knotted at 6-6 for the rest of regulation.

ďThe game was dominated by both defenses and sloppy play by both offenses,Ē stated coach Nathan Pippert. ďIt was still a great first game. Both teams played with a lot of emotion, guts and intensity.Ē

South Shelby had the ball first in overtime. The Cardinals scored on the seventh play of the extended period and then added on the two-point conversion to lead 14-6.

Scotland County had a little more trouble with its possession in overtime. The Tigers had to convert on a pair of fourth downs to keep the game alive. B.J. Houghton had a key 12-yard run on fourth down to keep SCR-I alive. It was Shalley keeping the ball on fourth down to score on a one-yard quarterback keeper. But South Shelby broke up the pass on the two-point attempt.

The defense kept SCR-I in the game throughout. Shalley had a pair of interceptions and Zach McBee also picked off a South Shelby pass attempt. Brett Hoskinson, Kevin Moffett and Reece Hogarth each recorded a quarterback sack in the impressive team defensive performance.

The Tigers traveled to Clark County September 15 and will be back at home on September 22 to host Milan.



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