Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At LH@LincolnHerald.net
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC


home : sports : local sports April 10, 2020

12/14/2019 1:58:00 PM
Shelby Wins 12th State Title

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


The game started out with Shelby fumbling on the return of the opening kickoff, but after that, the Golden Lions proved that Salisbury was no match, taking a 34-0 win in the NCHSAA 2AA Football Championship game.  

After Shelby's fumble, Salisbury went three and out, then the Lions did the same; but on the Hornets' next possession a snap over the punter's head gave Shelby the ball in Salisbury territory.  Donye Fuller ran for 33 yards to set up a 9-yard 'wildcat' run by Ja'hari Mitchell and Caden Sheely's EP kick made it 7-0.  On their third possession of the game, Shelby went for it on a fourth and 2 and Mitchell ran around left end for a first down.  Diovanni Daley then caught a 23-yd pass and a 10-yd pass on another fourth down to set up another touchdown by Mitchell early in the second quarter.  This time the Hornets rushed the EP kick try and the score remained 13-0.

A Daley interception of a Salisbury pass with 8:32 left in the first half gave the Lions the ball at their own 32-yard line.  From there, they mounted another scoring drive with Daley catching a 38-yard touchdown pass and Sheely's kick made it 20-0 at the half.  In the first half, Shelby held the Hornets, known for a strong rushing attack, to -31 yards on the ground and only 24 through the air.  Shelby's offense also dominated the Salisbury defense which had only allowed more than 12 points in two games this season--two games that they lost.  Shelby had 72 yards rushing and 101 yards passing in the first two quarters.  

Mitchell's second touchdown run made him the all-time season scoring leader at Shelby High School, surpassing the previous mark set by Travis (Antwan) Roseboro in 1998.  Roseboro had 182 points that season; with his second TD Saturday, Mitchell had 186.  

Taking the second half kickoff, Salisbury appeared to have overcome some of their problems.  A fake punt gave them a first down at Shelby's 36-yard line, but from there, they turned the ball over on downs.  Shelby marched down the field but a bad snap with 5:31 left in the third quarter was recovered by Salisbury.  Their quarterback made a first down on a fourth and one play, but then Jack Hollifield sacked him on another fourth down play and Shelby got another TD on yet another Mitchell run at the end of the third period to lead 27-0.  

Passes to Daley & Mitchell set up Shelby's final score.  After Mitchell's catch, they had the ball at the two-yard line, first and goal, but a false start moved them back five yards, then Fuller was tackled for a two-yard loss.  That's when sophomore Luke Williams caught his first and only TD pass of the season on a throw from Isaiah Bess and Sheely's kick made it 34-0 with 7:46 left in the game.  

Mitchell was named  the Most Valuable Player of the championship game. 

In the other NCHSAA state championship games:
 
1A: Robbinsville 45, Northampton County 14
1AA: East Surry 56, Tarboro 28
2A: Reidsville 14, Northeastern 0
3A: Charlotte Catholic 23, Southern Nash 7
3AA: Weddington 34, Lee County 14
4A: East Forsyth 24, Cardinal Gibbons 21
4AA: Zebulon Vance 24, Leesville Road 3


CLICK HERE
to have us email you 
the latest news every day--
 


1 - Court Street Grill 300

What's the best way to keep up with the latest news, sports and other items of community interest for Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba & Cleveland counties?  Sign up for our FREE email service and we'll send you an email every day with links to our articles posted since the previous day's email. 

To make sure you get the latest updates, also like our Facebook page at LincolnHerald.net and follow us on Twitter @LincolnHerald20.







Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   














HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2019

 


Software © 1998-2020 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved