A pair of undefeated eight-man teams will meet in the state semifinals Friday when the second ranked North Shelby Raiders host the top ranked Worth County Tigers. Worth County’s offense comes in averaging 68 points per game and opposes a North Shelby defense that gives up just 12 points per game. North Shelby coach David Stuckey explains what makes the Tigers’ offense daunting.
Stuckey is most impressed with Worth County’s consistency.
North Shelby won its first ever eight-man district title with a 60-12 victory over St. Paul Lutheran last week. The Tigers are back in the state semifinals for the first time since 2018. Worth County defeated fifth ranked East Atchison 76-42 in their district title game. First year coach Jon Adwell believes North Shelby is similar to them.
The Tigers have made 17 semifinals in program history, which is second behind North Andrew in Missouri eight-man Football history. Adwell shares his keys to the game.
The winner will take on the Drexel at King City semifinal winner next Thursday night at Faurot Field in the Show-Me Bowl.
You can hear Worth County at North Shelby starting at 1:40 Friday on KTCM Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. Scott Lunte and Austin Ward will have the call.