Whippets Comeback Falls Short At Bellevue

For the first time in nearly two full calendar years, the Shelby football squad suffered a regular season defeat. The Whippets fell behind early on the road at Bellevue and weren’t able to erase their second-half deficit, falling to the Redmen 45-28.


Shelby has been able to get off to fast starts throughout the season but found themselves trailing 13-7 after the first quarter at Bellevue, a deficit that would grow to 20-7 by the break. At the end of three-quarters of action, the Whippets were behind 33-14 but clawed back to within 33-28 with a chance to take the lead midway through the final frame. The Redmen’s defense stood tall in the closing minutes, however, as their offseason put the contest on ice with a pair of late scores.


Colton Ray ran for 80 yds and 3 Bellevue scores while Jake Holmer added 144 rush yds and a pair of TD’s. In a losing effort, Shelby’s Uriah Schwemley caught 7 passes for 109 yds and 4 TD’s.


The Whippets (3-1) will next travel to Norwalk (3-1) while Bellevue (1-3) heads to Toledo Start (1-3).

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