BCMS pounded by Shelby County

Published 1:37 am Saturday, September 12, 2009

After splitting two games on the road, the Shelby County Wildcats (2-1) (1-0) opened up a two game home stand Friday night with a demanding 41-0 shutout win over the Butler County Panthers (2-1).

As the game pressed along in the second quarter SCHS had three offensive drives, scoring on two—both on the ground, both by Lewis. A 19-yard scoring run and a 39-yard dash around right end to cap off a 11-play, 91-yard drive had the Wildcats sitting pretty with a 21-0 lead going into the half.

Shelby County added three more touchdowns in the second half.

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When it was all said and done, the Wildcats had rolled up 332 yards on the ground with Dill going 6 for 14 from the field and 89-yards through the air. Demonte Ford added 94-yards on the ground for the Wildcats. The Panthers managed to rake in 193 yards on the ground on 49 carries and 21 passing yards on 1 of 4 attempts.

“I’m proud of Luke,” said BCMS head coach Shane Smothers about Luke Smothers, who started the first game of his career in the absence of Rickey Everett, who was injured. “This was the first game of his career, and he did a good job. That gives us some confidence until Rickey can come back. We also got some hard running out of Victor Marshall and LaJordan, and Victor picked up the pace after LaJordan went out with an injury.”

“We had our shots, but we also had a couple of fumbles,” he continued. “We went into the red zone at least five times and came out with no points. We don’t have a lot of depth, so when we lose one or two guys it puts us in a mind, and losing more than that really hurts.”

The Panthers will host Resurrection Catholic next week in Georgiana.