The North Shelby Raiders collected their second straight victory over a top 10 opponent by outlasting eighth ranked Orrick 52-12 Friday night. Quarterback Cale Stoneburner opened the scoring for the Raiders with a one-yard touchdown. The ensuing kickoff return by Orrick set up a 10-yard Blake Buchanan touchdown pass to Chanler Woods. At the start of the second quarter, the Bearcats had a holding call in the end zone which resulted in a North Shelby safety. Raiders running back Justin Lunsford returned the free kick to the 16-yard line. On the first play of the drive, North Shelby took control of the game.
Brandon Monty with the call on Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. Stoneburner hit a four-yard pass to Landon Bender, and wide receiver Rob Uhlmeyer rushed in a 10 yard score to cap off a 22 point second quarter. Raiders coach David Stuckey said it was one of North Shelby’s more complete performances.
Buchanan, who came into Week 8 with the fourth most rushing yards in Missouri Eight-Man football, was held to just 62 yards on the ground on 24 touches. Stuckey reveals how they were able to slow down the likely All-Stater.
Stonburner registered a third rushing touchdown, and a 60-yard score through the air to Noah Greenwell. Lunsford also had a five-yard touchdown run. Buchanan and Woods reconnected in the third for Orrick’s other score.
The second ranked Raiders improve to 8-0 and have clinched at least a share of the Central River League. They can clinch the conference outright when they next host Braymer.
Orrick falls to 5-2 and visit Santa Fe for their regular season finale. You can hear Stuckey’s full postgame interview below.
North Shelby coach David Stuckey: