The Shelby football squad sent a message to the rest of the MOAC in their conference opener at Ontario, dismantling the Warriors in all phases of the game for a 42-7 victory at Niss Stadium.
It took the Whippets offense a couple of possessions to find their groove, but senior QB McGwire Albert would start to take over the game after capping off Shelby’s first scoring drive with a 2-yard toss to Andre Hill. Albert would hook up with Grant Gossom on the Whippets next possession for a 40-yard strike to make it 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter before dropping a trio of touchdowns in the second.
Junior RB Owen Fisher, who finished with 146 yds and 2 TD’s on the ground, ripped through a series of arm tackles early in the second from 29 yards out for a 21-0 edge. Gossom then brought in a 60-yard bomb for a score, followed by a 57-yard catch and run by Cody Lantz to give Shelby a 35-0 halftime advantage.
Defensively, the Whippets harassed Ontario throughout the entire contest, holding them to less than 70 yards of total offense. As a unit, Shelby accumulated nine sacks with Marek Albert accounting for six of them, to bring his season total to 11 through four games.
Shelby (3-1) will next host Pleasant (3-1) while Ontario (2-2) will travel to Norwalk (3-1).