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Northside vs Shelby 2AA State Championship
Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:27 AM
Northside has upset 3 very good teams to get here but those teams they have played are predominately run oriented teams. The problem trying to stop Shelby is they are extremely balanced. As Chris Hughes said, Shelby is good enough to play in 3A or even 4A. They have it all, size, lot's of speed, and very skilled players and a balanced attack. With Clinton and East Duplin, you just load the box and stop the run because you know at best they will pass maybe 6 times a game. You can't do that with Shelby because they have the ability to beat you on the ground and the air. They can throw it and run it and their defense is stout. I won't take anything away from Northside but they have a HUGE hill to climb to beat Shelby. I still remember a couple of years ago when Clinton came in to play Shelby. They were and still are a run oriented team and one dimensional. Clinton could not move the ball on the ground against Shelby. Matter of fact, most of their plays at the start of the game went backwards for negative yards. Shelby absolutely took it to Clinton. Clinton's defense couldn't stop Shelby's passing attack and Shelby marched right down the field at will and raced out to a 3 touchdown lead. Clinton was forced to pass and that is something they are not used to and it showed. Northside coaches have a tall order preparing their team for the Golden Lions. Congrats on the monarchs getting there but I like Shelby in a blow out.
Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:43 AM
Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:08 AM
Clinton Dark Horses
State Champs 90,96,97,2001,2005
Eastern Champs 76,90,95,96,97,2001,2002,2005,2006,2014
Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:02 AM
Reynolds gave away a game to Weddington 21-14 last week...Weddington dominated the 3AA Western Final and will be playing for the state championship.
Shelby shutout South Point 24-0 who dominated undefeated Hibriten in the Western Finals and will be playing in the 3A state championship.
Shelby dominated 2 time back to back defending (and three time b2b2b appearing) 3AA state champion Crest with the exception of 2 big plays in the biggest rivalry in the state of NC.
But "Shelby don't play nobody." Right......
Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:04 AM
Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:08 AM