Macon used a second half rally to defeat South Shelby 40-26. Trailing 20-14 to start the third quarter, Macon struck on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter.
Colin Schowe with the call on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com. The ensuing two-point conversion was good to give the Tigers a 22-20 lead. The Cardinals answered with a touchdown pass by Trey Countryman to Cameron Wiseman to make it 26-22. Once again the Tigers needed only one play to respond.
Macon added touchdown runs by Maurice Magruder and Mykel Linear to conclude the scoring. The Tiger’s second half rally came without the services of Landon Cole who was taken away in an ambulance late in the first half after landing hard on a catch attempt. Macon coach Van Vanatta said Bryant Carpenter stepped up in Cole’s absence.
Carpenter led Macon’s receivers with seven receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown. Vanatta said this is just the first step to their end goal.
Macon blocked two punts in the second half to help win the field possession battle in the final 24 minutes. South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman said special teams were a big factor.
Kendal Hammond and Cameron Wiseman combined to account for all four Cardinal touchdowns. Gunterman said his playmakers kept them in the ballgame.
South Shelby fell to 5-2 and will face Centralia next week. Macon improved to 7-0 and will visit Monroe City next week in a battle of unbeatens. That game will be broadcasted on KTCM 97.3.
Macon coach Van Vanatta
South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman