By JASON EPP
Leader & Times
One play into the second half and it was officially over because of the 8-man football mercy rule. Shattuck scored again on a big play, the game’s theme, to send the Bobcats home with a 56-6 loss.
Thirteen times the Shattuck Indians touched the ball. That total includes an interception and two touches on kickoff returns, scoring on eight of those touches.
Tyrone was able to move the ball at times, including a 9-play, 64-yard touchdown drive that included a third down conversion and a fourth down conversion that made the score 20-6 with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
But Shattuck wasted no time, returning the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for the touchdown.
Nerlins Rivera started the Bobcats off well on their next drive with a 50-yard run to the Shattuck 10. But the Bobcats could not convert on four plays and turned the ball over on downs at the six.
One play later, Shattuck was in the end zone again.
An interception returned for a TD on the Bobcats next offensive possession made the score 44-6 in favor of the Indians with 7:50 still left in the first half.
Tyrone was able to move the ball again. Tyrone used fifteen plays to move from their own 16 to the Shattuck 19, but an incomplete pass on fourth down ended the drive.
This time it took Shattuck two plays to go up 50-6 with less than two minutes left in the half. The failed two-point conversion kept the game from ending at the half.
Tyrone (1-3, 1-2) will host an out of district game Friday when they take on Kremlin-Hillsdale.