Power Surge: Whippets severe adult Electrics
November 13, 2016 - Finding Carter
WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The Hungry Hounds incited out a lights on a Electrics.
Shelby singular Philo to 23 yards and one initial down in a initial half and rumbled to a 40-12 win in a Division IV, Region 15 semifinals during Westerville North’s Jim McCann Stadium on Friday.
The fourth-seeded Whippets (11-1) will play No. 2 Steubenville (11-1) in a informal final subsequent week during a site to be determined. Steubenville dispatched Johnstown-Monroe 26-8 Friday in Dover.
Division IV, Region 15 Semifinal: Shelby vs. Philo
Shelby kick Philo 40-12 in a Division IV, Region 15 semifinals Friday during Westerville North’s Jim McCann Stadium. (photos by Curt Conrad, staff reporter)
The eighth-seeded Electrics, who battered No. 1 Heath 42-7 final week, managed only 140 yards of sum offense opposite an strenuous Shelby defense.
“This is one of a best defensive games this season,” pronounced defensive finish Derek Rose, who had a pouch and recovered a fumble. “It’s surreal. It feels amazing. we don’t have difference to explain it.”
Quick Strike: The Whippets took a opening kickoff and marched 80 yards on 7 plays. Quarterback Brennan Armstrong was 4-for-4 for 76 yards on a drive, that was capped by a 5 yard Shorty Brooks run.
“We threw to get a run going,” Shelby manager Erik Will said. “We knew they were going to bucket (the box). We told Brennan we were going to need him early and he was on indicate early.
“He played one of his best games as a Shelby Whippet.”
Turnovers: Shelby had opportunities to build on a early 6-0 lead, though couldn’t stay out of a possess approach for most of a initial half. An Armstrong pass that was sloping during a line of struggle was intercepted by Philo’s Jacob Mohler. Brooks mislaid a fumble, a Whippets gave a round behind to a Electrics when a Philo punt glanced off a downfield blocker and Brady Hill mislaid a fail — all in a opening 18 mins of a game.
“We coughed a round adult a few times, though a invulnerability stood in there and helped us out,” pronounced Armstrong, who doubles as a defensive back. “After a second one we was thinking, ‘We only incited it over again,’ though during slightest a invulnerability stepped adult and done some plays. We couldn’t ask for anything bettter.”
Game-Changer: Clinging to a 6-0 lead and confronting a fourth-and-one from a possess 26 yard line, Will and a Whippets rolled a bones and strike a jackpot. Brooks took a handoff from Armstrong, got to a dilemma and raced 74 yards for a measure with only 1:57 remaining in a initial half.
“It was a play of a game,” Will said. “I only wanted him to get a (first down) and afterwards he turns a corner.
“I don’t doubt Shorty’s vision.”
Mohler brought a round into Shelby domain on a indirect kickoff, though a lapse was nullified by a penalty. Shelby forced a discerning three-and-out and regained possession during a Philo 41 after a 5 yard punt.
Hill atoned for his progressing miscue with a supernatural sophistry locate as he was descending to a turf, giving a Whippets a initial down during a 10 yard line. On a subsequent play, Armstrong rolled to his left and topsy-turvy his margin before anticipating Carter Brooks all alone in a behind of a finish zone.
The Whippets scored 15 points in a final 1:57 of a half and took a 21-0 lead to halftime.
Pulling Away: Philo perceived a second-half kickoff though went three-and-out. The Whippets hermetic it when Armstrong scored on a 2 yard run on fourth down for a 27-0 lead. The expostulate was highlighted by a Shorty Brooks-to-Hill 59-yard halfback pass to give Shelby a first-and-goal during a Philo 10.
“I remember my beginner year we had one (passing attempt) opposite Bellevue in a JV game, though this was my initial one on varsity,” pronounced Brooks, who rushed for 186 yards and 4 touchdowns on 17 carries. “There was a man on me and we had to chuck him off before we threw it.”
The Electrics got on a house on a 1-yard run by Dylan Tweedy with 1:44 to play in a third quarter, though a Whippets responded immediately when Brooks scored on a 37 yard lurch with 1:19 to play in a third. His 1 yard run early in a fourth after a Philo turnover gave a Whippets a 40-6 lead. The Electrics scored on a final play of a diversion to set adult a final numbers.
Offense: The Whippets piled adult 503 yards opposite a Philo invulnerability that had given adult 8 or fewer points in 10 times this season. Armstrong rushed for 113 yards and finished 12 of 18 passes for 153 yards.
“You’re articulate about putting adult 40 points on a group that was averaging six-and-a-half and we had 4 turnovers in a initial half,” Will said. “For us to have a using time on them … I’m only unapproachable of a kids.”