Shelby Runs All Over Philo

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For a defense that only allowed 6.5 points per game, Philo’s defense could not contain the Shelby Whippets as they dominated the Electrics 40-12.

Both teams came into this game with tons of momentum from last weeks’ game, but Philo did not look like the same team.

Shelby got the scoring started with a four-yard touchdown run from Devon Brooks just two minutes and 36 seconds into the game.

It was Shelby’s defense who came to play. The Whippets gave up only 30 yards in the first half.

Philo was hanging in the game until Brooks bursting through the line for a 74-yard touchdown run on fourth down to put the Whippets ahead 14-0 with 1:57 left in the first half.

Philo tried to get something going before the end of the half because they won the coin toss, but deferred to the second-half, however, they found no room and Shelby drove it down the field and Carter Brooks caught a touchdown reception from QB Brennan Armstrong with 14 seconds left.

After a three and out, Shelby drove it right down the field and Armstrong punched it in from two yards out, giving Shelby the lead 27-0.

Armstrong finished the game with 14 carries for 113 yards and one rushing touchdown. Through the air, Armstrong was 12 of 18 for 153 yards and one touchdown.

The Electrics finally reached the end zone with 1:44 left in the third quarter. Dylan Tweedy ran in for a one-yard touchdown.

Brooks and his team answered right back with a 37-yard touchdown rush. Brooks added another touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.

Brooks finished the game with 17 rushes for 183 yards and four touchdowns.

Philo added one more touchdown as time expired to end the season on a high note.

The Electric defense let up 503 yards while only mustering up 140 on offense. Despite winning the turnover battle three-to-one, the Electrics were unable to capitalize on offense when they needed to keep momentum going from their defense forcing turnovers.

Shelby now turns their attention to Steubenville after the Big Red took down the Johnstown-Monroe Johnnies, 26-8 and advance to the Region 15 finals.