POCATELLO – 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.
“We thought that we had a good play call there and Shelley did a good job to stuff it,” Snake River coach Jeff Dalley said. “Maybe if we score there it’s a different game, you never can tell. We just didn’t get any breaks and it just wasn’t our night.”
“Our defense really stepped up in a pressure situation,” Shelley coach Travis Hobson said. “I think that if they score there the momentum could have shifted more than we could have happened but it’s a good thing that our defense stepped up there because they saved the game there; they really did.”
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