Shelbyville uses big second half to post first win of the season
Shelbyville Dragons (1-4)
Sept. 1 L vs. Elkhart 40-23
Sept. 8 L @ Hemphill 18-14
Sept. 15 L @ Garrison 28-0
Sept. 22 Bye
Sept. 29 L vs. Corrigan Camden 26-14**
Oct. 6 W @ All Saints Tyler 48-10
Oct. 13 @ San Augustine* 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 20 vs. Joaquin* 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 @ Cushing* 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 vs. Carlisle* 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 @ Alto* 7:30 p.m.
*District Games **Homecoming
TYLER -- The Shelbyville Dragons posted thier first win of the year, beating the Tyler-All Saints Trojans 48-10 in the team's final game before opening district play Oct. 13 at San Augustine.
After holding a slim 14-10 halftime lead, the Shelbyville Dragons exploded for four touchdowns in the third quarter.
The first half was a virtual stalemate with both teams checking in with just under 150 yards of total offense each. The second half, however, saw the Dragons score five unanswered touchdowns. Senior running back Kyle Tindol started things off at 10:56 in the third quarter with a 9-yard touchdown run – his second – to give Shelbyville a 20-10 lead. After the defense created a turnover, the Dragons scored again quickly on an 8-yard pass from Sophomore quarterback Jaylon Brinson to fellow-classmate Jordan Boykins.
Brinson skillfully guided the offense all evening while also contributing two two-point conversion runs and committing no turnovers.
The third touchdown of the frame – at 5:47 – was the biggest play of the night, a 55-yard scamper by senior running back CJ Kirkwood, who had a 46-yard score in the second quarter, and finished with more than 150 yards on the ground.
Junior runnig back Jacobi Jackson and sophomore running back Trevor Jackson added touchdown runs of their own in the third and fourth quarters respectively.
As impressive as the Dragons were on both sides of the ball, they also committed untimely penalties on offense, causing three touchdown runs to be called back.
Notching its’ first win is big but the carryover to next week’s 2A-Div. 1 District 11 opener could loom even larger for the Dragons as Shelbyville travels to San Augustine. Kickoff at Wolf Stadium for this noted “Rivalry Game” is set for 7:30 p.m. While the Wolves improved to 5-0 after dispatching Overton 55-6 tonight, the Dragons hold a 17-14 edge all-time in the series.