For the Shelley Russets, thereâ€™s just something about playing the Fruitland Grizzlies in the 3A state championship game.
Shelleyâ€™s last two titles came directly at the expense of Fruitland. In 2007, the Russets prevailed 19-13, and it was a 25-14 final in 2009.
This yearâ€™s title rematch wasnâ€™t nearly as close.
From the opening snap, Shelley held the gameâ€™s momentum and cruised to a 37-10 victory to claim the 3A state championship Friday night at Eagle High School.
It is the schoolâ€™s fifth title.