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October 13, 2011

Tigers Tune up For Districts With 69-28 Victory at North Shelby



CONVOY - Brock Bondurant follows a convoy of blockers on his way to a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown during Friday night's victory at North Shelby.

Scotland County will head into district play on a high note after posting a dominating 69-28 victory over North Shelby on Friday night in Shelbina.

It took a while, as Scotland County punted on its first possession, but the points came fast and furious after that for the Tigers.

SCR-I forced a North Shelby punt on the home team's first possession, and went to work from there. Laden Holt scored on a 33-yard touchdown run with 5:21 in the first quarter. Harley Stone made the point after attempt (PAT) to make the score 7-0.

Scotland County had a short field on its next possession courtesy of a partially blocked punt by Stone. Taylor Rader recovered the kick. Ben Shannan took the ball to the one yard line where Holt punched in his second TD of the first quarter with 3:11 left on the clock. Stone's PAT made it 14-0.

After another three and out by the Raiders, Holt went back to work on offense. He broke a 45-yard TD run with 1:16 left in the first period. Stone drilled the kick to put the Tigers on top 21-0.



Monte Sally celebrates after forcing a fumble.

Monte Sally got SCR-I the ball right back when he forced a fumble and recovered the loose ball at the North Shelby 32 yard line.

Drew Miller made a great catch on a pass from Brock Bondurant and his second effort versus two Raiders tacklers helped get him across the goal line for the 32-tard TD with 54 seconds remaining in the opening period. Bondurant ran in the two point conversion to push the lead to 29-0.

Bondurant racked up some impressive yardage on the other side of the ball on the next possession. The Tigers safety picked off a North Shelby pass at the five yard line and returned it 95 yards for the score with 10:40 on the clock in the second period making it 35-0.

Chris Jackson pounced on a North Shelby fumble on the ensuing kickoff to put SCR-I in scoring position at the 24-yard line.

Shannan capped off the short drive with a 10-yard TD run. Stone's kick pushed the margin to 42-0 with 9:03 remaining in the first half.

After a North Shelby punt, Stone took a snap at quarterback while Bondurant was having a cut bandaged on the sideline. The senior made that one snap count, as he scampered 66 yards for a touchdown at the 6:34 mark of the second period. He had enough steam left to hit the PAT kick making it 49-0.

The Raiders' punter recovered from a bad snap to get a kick away, but the short punt was handled by Zach Miller, who returned the punt 30 yards for a TD. Stone's PAT made the score 56-0 with 4:10 still left to play in the first half.

North Shelby got on the board with 12 ticks left in the first half when Jacob Rich scored on a one-yard run. He added the two point conversion to trim the deficit to 56-8.

The Tigers stole the momentum right back when Holt closed out the first half with an 85-yard kick return for a score that made it 62-8 at the intermission.

The starters came back for one possession in the third period. Bondurant connected with Holt on a pass play to set up a 36-yard TD pass to Stone with 10:15 on the clock in the third period. Stone's kick made it 69-8.

North Shelby's Michael Orr had a pair of touchdown runs in the third period, scoring on a 36-yard run at the 6:39 mark and on a 14-yard run with seven seconds left in the period. Rich tacked on his second TD of the night, scoring on a one-yard keeper at the 3:18 mark of the fourth period to make the final score 69-28.

Orr finished with 138 yards on 14 carries. Rich had 93 yards on 17 attempts as North Shelby was able to make 12 first downs on the evening.

Will McRobert led the Tigers defense on the night with 11 tackles. Bailey Johnston and Rader each made eight stops in the contest.

Holt finished with 82 yards and three TDs on just four carries. He also had two receptions for 29 yards. Stone had one run for 66 yards and had a 36 yard TD reception. Bondurant completed four of six passes for 98 yards and two scores. Miller had the other TD grab, a 33 yarder.


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