Macon Ground Game Rolls Over South Shelby

The Macon Tigers churned up 309 yards on 32 carries on their way to a 42-26 victory over South Shelby on homecoming at Hugh Dunn Field. After forcing a turnover on downs on the Cardinals’ opening drive, Macon scored in four quick plays capped by a run by Trevin Shrum.

Colin Schowe with the call on KTCM 97.3 and Shrum finished the night with three rushing touchdowns on nine carries and 78 yards. Shrum’s final touchdown provided the largest lead of the night for the Tigers at 42-18. Quarterback Mykel Linear and running back Maurice Magruder also added a rushing touchdown apiece. Macon interim coach Joey Peterson said his backfield is developing into quite a force.

Macon held a 14-0 lead at halftime, and stretched the lead to 20-0 early in the third quarter. However, the Cardinals battled back to cut the score to 28-18 late in the third quarter. Peterson said his defense may have relaxed a bit too much in the second half.

After being held to just 89 yards of offense in the first half, South Shelby exploded for over 360 in the second half. The Cardinals scored on four of their six possessions in the second half, with the other two ending in fumbles deep in Macon territory. South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman said he loved the way his team battled in the second half.

Junior quarterback Trey Countryman threw for 215 yards on 12-16 passing and two touchdowns. Gunterman said his young gunslinger led by example.

South Shelby falls to 2-4 on the season and will host Centralia next week. Macon improves to 3-3 and will visit Monroe City in a game that will air on KTCM 97.3. You can full interviews with both coaches online at

Macon interim coach Joey Peterson

South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman