North Shelby Eight-Man Football Expectations Remain High Despite New Coach

The North Shelby eight-man football team returns seven of eight starters from last year’s state quarterfinal squad, but there is a new man in charge of the program. Head coach David Stuckey says so far, his transition has gone well.

The Raiders defense allowed just over 18 points per game, which was third best among the state’s eight-man teams; however, Stuckey says he wants the group to be even more aggressive this year.

Stuckey has been also impressed with returning starting quarterback Cale Stoneburner.

One of the interesting wrinkles to North Shelby’s 2021 schedule is they will open the season with an 11-man football game at Maysville. Stuckey explains why the Raiders are doing the one-off.

Southwest Livingston ended North Shelby’s season in the state quarterfinals the last two years. Stuckey shares his thoughts on how the Raiders can make themselves a state title contender.

The Raiders will play their first eight-man game Week 2 against Northwest/Hughesville. Other notable games for the Raiders include at Schuyler County, hosting Knox County, and a visit to likely state ranked Stanberry.

You can hear more from North Shelby head football coach David Stuckey, and other area football coaches on our Kickoff Show next Wednesday at 5:35pm on KRES.