POCATELLO â€“ The Shelley Russets converted a fourth-and-17 for their first score of the game on Friday night. Conversely the Snake River Panthers came up six inches short on a fourth-and-goal from the three on the ensuing possession. Those two series were a microcosm of a game in which the Russets capitalized on nearly all of their opportunities while the Panthers came up short. Shelley knocked off the defending Class 3A state champions, 41-14.
â€śWe thought that we had a good play call there and Shelley did a good job to stuff it,â€ť Snake River coach Jeff Dalley said. â€śMaybe if we score there itâ€™s a different game, you never can tell. We just didnâ€™t get any breaks and it just wasnâ€™t our night.â€ť
â€śOur defense really stepped up in a pressure situation,â€ť Shelley coach Travis Hobson said. â€śI think that if they score there the momentum could have shifted more than we could have happened but itâ€™s a good thing that our defense stepped up there because they saved the game there; they really did.â€ť
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