Scott Lunte with the call on Glory 97 and centralmoinfo.com of Cale Stoneburner’s game-winning interception. The sophomore had three of the five picks. The Panthers opened up the scoring four minutes into the game with a Steven Willhite four yard touchdown pass to Brett Emig. The Raiders took a just over a minute to answer back with an Ethan Geisendorfer 14 yard run. The Raiders took advantage of Stoneburner’s first interception in the second quarter, and quarterback Dayton Mettes helped put North Shelby on top for good.
The Raiders rattled off three consecutive touchdowns late in the first half to extend their lead to 44-18 when the two teams took a breather. In the third quarter, both teams exchanged two touchdowns, and North Shelby held onto a 60-34 lead.
The fourth quarter saw 13 touchdowns, and 86 points scored between the two schools. The opening portion of the quarter saw four scores in seven offensive plays, and also two turnovers. Pattonsburg rattled off three straight touchdowns, including a 39 yard scoop and score from Emig to cut the margin to four. Mettes answered back with a 42 yard touchdown run late in the fourth. Willhite rushed for a two yard score with a little over a minute to go for the final score.
Raiders head coach Seth Bass reflected on the exhausting game…
The 92 points for North Shelby is their highest scoring output in their history. Bass says the group was fired up taking on the top ranked team in eight-man football.
Mettes rushed for 251 yards and four touchdowns, and had 126 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air. Geisendorfer rushed for 114 yards and five scores for the Raiders as they improve to 7-1.
Willhite passed for 487 yards and seven touchdowns, and had five rushing touchdowns for Pattonsburg as they fall to 7-1.
North Shelby coach Seth Bass:
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