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Shelley (10-0) takes on Gooding (10-0) in a battle of unbeaten teams with a spot in the 3A state title game on the line.
Gooding gets on the board quickly and leads Shelley 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Nelson scores on a 38-yard touchdown pass to get the Russets on the board and tie score 7-7 midway through the second quarter.
Shelley turns the ball over with fumble late in the second quarter, giving the Senators great field position at the Russets 38-yard line. But Shelley's defense comes up with a stop and the score is 7-7 at halftime.
Leckington runs it in for Shelley but the extra point is no good. Shelley leads 13-7 in the third quarter.
Russets score again at the end of the third quarter but miss on the two-point conversion try and lead 19-7 heading into the 4th quarter.
Nelson scores again and Shelley leads 27-7 with less than 10 minutes to go.
A Gooding turnover leads to a quick Shelley score and the Russets lead 33-7.
Shelley returns an interception for a score and extends the lead to 40-7.
Shelley wins 47-7 to advance to next week's state championship game.View more articles in: