Strong Start Gives Palmyra District Championship Victory Over South Shelby

The Palmyra Panthers used an 11-0 scoring run from the end of the first quarter to the start of the second quarter to defeat South Shelby 42-28 Saturday afternoon in the Class 3 District 6 Championship game. The game was tied at 7-7 before the Panthers took control. Palmyra’s defense played a role in the run.

Colin Schowe with the call on Glory 97.3 and Carson Hicks led a trio of Panthers in double figures with 15 points. Hudson and Bear Bock scored 11 and 10 points respectively. Palmyra coach Brian Rea said he liked the way his team played together.

This marked the eighth time this season that the Panthers held their opponent to under 30 points. Rea said they need to maintain that stout defense.

The sixth-ranked Panthers improve to 26-1 and will host Priory in a Class 3 Sectional on Tuesday.

Chance Rainey led South Shelby’s balanced offense with eight points. Coach Kent O’Laughlin said it took too long to adjust to Palmyra’s defense.

The Cardinals graduate Rainey, Jaaron Durbin and Mason Pfannenstiel from this year’s team. O’Laughlin discussed the dedication of this senior class.

South Shelby finishes with a record of 16-13 for the second straight year.

Palmyra coach Brian Rea

South Shelby coach Kent O’Laughlin