Division 4 Region 14 Semifinals
Frost Kalnow Stadium Tiffin
#4 Shelby vs #8 Clyde
Clyde Rips Off 28-Unanswered Points
In 35-21 Win Over Shelby
The Clyde Fliers will play for a Division 4, Region 14 championship after scoring 28 second-half
unanswered points to defeat the Shelby Whippets 35-21.
4th-seeded Shelby (8-4) jumped ahead to open the game scoring on their first possession as Owen
Fisher scored from 9-yards away making it 7-0. The 8th-seeded Fliers (8-4) then fumbled on its opening drive and the Whippets took advantage as McGwire Albert found Evan Bogner for a 20-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
The Fliers then answered on its second possession, driving the field and scoring on a Gunner Golden 3-
yard run cutting their deficit in half at 14-7. Clyde then had a chance to tie the game at the end of the second quarter, but the Whippet defense held up by knocking down a 4th-and-goal pass from the 5 yard line with 1:21 left.
Shelby then decided not to run out the clock and drove to the Clyde 21-yard line where Albert
found Andre Hill for a touchdown with 8 seconds left for a 21-7 lead at the half.
The Fliers had an answer in the second half taking its opening drive in for a score as QB Ryan Lozier
found a wide-open Carson Rieman for a 40-yard touchdown one play after converting on a 4th-and-1 to make it 21-14. Shelby then went 3-and-out deep in its own territory giving Clyde good field position which they took advantage of as Lozier found Rieman again from 42-yards away squaring the game at 21 apiece.
The first play of the fourth quarter would then be another 4th-and-1 conversion for the Fliers as Golden
ran 19-yards to the endzone for Clyde's first lead at 28-21. Golden later iced the game with just under 6:00 remaining on a 40-yard run to the house, finding the end zone for the third time in the contest.
Clyde advances to the Division 4, Region 14 Championship where they will face 6th-seeded Ottawa-
Glandorf (9-3) on Saturday at 7:00 at a site to be determined by the OHSAA.
Shelby finishes the season at 8-4 as outright MOAC Champions.