The South Shelby Cardinals scored the first 26 points on their way to a 48-14 win over the Centralia Panthers Friday night. The Cardinals scored on their opening possession through a two-yard touchdown run by Cameron Wiseman and ran the advantage to 12-0 on a blocked punt for a score. Wiseman then followed that up with his second score of the night.
J.B. Connoley with the call on Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. That score was set up by a long punt return by Wiseman. After Kendal Hammond added a four-yard touchdown run Centralia cut into the deficit on a touchdown pass by Cullen Bennett to make it 26-8. However, the Cardinals marched down the field to open the third quarter ending with Hammond’s second score of the night.
Colin Schowe with the call. Hammond concluded the night with 26 carries for 258 yards and four touchdowns. South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman said the defense was the key to success on the night.
Wiseman added a long kickoff return late in the first half to mark a big night for the Cardinal special teams unit.
The Cards improve to 8-0 and can win the outright Clarence Cannon Conference title next week when they host Palmyra. Centralia drops to 7-1. Coach Tyler Forsee said it was tough going down early against South Shelby.
Both Panther touchdowns came on passes by Bennett to Elliott McCoy. The senior quarterback finished with over 200 yards passing. Forsee said he was pleased with the way his team responded to the early deficit.
The Panthers conclude the season next week against Macon back on Glory 97.3.
postgame South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman
postgame Centralia coach Tyler Forsee