Southwest Livingston defeated North Shelby 56-38 in an eight-man state quarterfinal contest Friday night. Senior quarterback Mack Anderson dominated with seven rushing touchdowns, and also had a passing one in the victory.

Scott Lunte with the call on Glory 97 and Anderson rushed for an unofficial 284 yards on 31 carries. North Shelby struck first just under a minute in with a six yard touchdown run by senior Ethan Geisendorfer . Anderson scored his first touchdown after from six yards out and made it 8-6 Wildcats. Raider quarterback Dayton Mettes then scored back to back touchdowns before Anderson rushed in his second score. The Raiders held a 32-30 lead at half.

Southwest Livingston began with the ball to start the second half, and Anderson connected with Balazas Sturgeon on a 20-yard scramble drill to take the lead for good. Coach Oren Magruder discusses Anderson’s sensational performance.

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The Southwest Livingston defense was able to hold the North Shelby offense to six points in the second half. Magruder explains how his defense line was able to slow down the Raiders option.

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The Raiders finish the season 9-3, and it’s also the winningest season in the four years North Shelby has played eight-man football. Head coach Seth Bass reflected on his senior class.

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Southwest Livingston hosts second ranked Pattonsburg in a eight-man semifinal next weekend.

Southwest Livingston coach Oren Magruder:

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