Kendal Hammond scored four first half touchdowns in the South Shelby Cardinals 59-6 win over Monroe City Friday night at Charles Rash Memorial Field. Monroe City scored on its first drive with a 28-yard Quincy Mayfield touchdown run, but the Cardinals answered on their first offensive play.
Steven Findley Jr. with the call on Glory 97.3 and centralmoinfo.com. South Shelby went on to score 59 points unanswered. Hammond capped off his night of scoring before the half.
The Cardinals rushed for over 500 yards total. Hammond rushed for 258 yards unofficially on just 11 carries. South Shelby head coach Adam Gunterman gave credit to his guys up front.
The Cardinals stifled the Panther offense after the opening drive touchdown, holding Monroe City to under 150 yards of total offense. Gunterman spoke about the adjustment on defense.
Monroe City head coach David Kirby said the Cardinals’ defense successfully adjusted.
Quincy Mayfield and Jayden Holland combined for 104 yards on the ground for the Panthers. Kirby tipped his cap to the opposition.
South Shelby earns its first win against Monroe City since 2015. The Panthers take their first regular season loss in nearly two years. The Cardinals are 4-0, and 2-0 in the Clarence Cannon Conference. They visit Clark County next week. Monroe City falls to 3-1, 1-1, and will host Centralia.
South Shelby coach Adam Gunterman
Monroe City coach David Kirby