Shelby football has one of the longest-running, proudest programs in the entire country. For 125 seasons, the Whippets have competed for the community and new coach Rob Maheny says he can see the tradition passed down by former players who are still engaged with the success of the program, and there are many.
The 2019 Whippets feature some prototypical Shelby athletes with a physical defense, anchored by a deep and versatile defensive front, complimenting a dominant run game, led by jr. RB Owen Fisher. Senior QB McGwire Albert also has a number of weapons in the passing game with guys like sr. Evan Bogner, emerging soph. Blaine Bowman, sr. Grant Gossom and Fisher out of the backfield.
Shelby will travel to Ontario this week to battle the 2-1 Warriors for the first time as MOAC opponents. Following a 2-0 start, the Whippets will look to respond after dropping a 21-14 contest at Big Walnut in Week 3. It will be the first meeting between these Richland County rivals since 2016, a 49-7 Shelby victory on the road.