The Shelby Whippets came ready to play in their home opener against the Lexington, holding the Minutemen's dynamic playmakers in check during a 42-14 win.
Within the first two minutes of the game, Shelby scored on a TD grab by Evan Bogner to give them at a 6-0 advantage, then less than one minute later, Lexington came back on a 73-yard halfback pass to put them out in front at 7-6.
From there, the tone was set for the rest of the game. The Whippets returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and scored once more on McGwire Albert's second TD toss before the first quarter ended putting them on top with a 20-7 lead.
The Shelby defense was incredible all night, holding Lexington's myriad of weapons in check after their first touchdown. Kaydan Berry managed just 38 yards on 12 carries, scoring on a late 40-yard scamper with the game out of reach, after setting the Minutemen's single-game rushing mark in their season opener.
Albert would finish the game with 5 touchdown passes, as he connected with Blaine Bowman twice and Owen Fisher for a pair of scores and the Whippets blew open a 35-7 edge before the fourth quarter. Shelby would coast to 2-0 with a convincing victory, as they played well in all three phases of the game.