Shelby junior Cameron Brusven leaves Beeters defenders in the dust as he sprints to the endzone Friday in night in Chinook. Brusven scored three touchdowns on the night to lead the Coyotes to a 26-22 conference victory.

The Shelby Coyotes football team bounced back and claimed their first victory of the season on the road against a tough Chinook team, 26-22. The Coyotes will take on Simms on Friday night, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. “It is Senior Night due to COVID-19 uncertainty,” said head coach Mike White, adding Simms is a tough team. “We will have to play our best game to beat them.”

Chinook scored first in last weekend’s tilt to lead 8-0. The Coyotes answered with a 46-yard run by Cameron Brusven to make it 8-6. Chinook would add one more score and take a 16-6 lead at the half.

White inspired his team to come out hard in the second half. The Coyotes wasted little time with Brusven returning the opening kickoff 46 yards to bring the Coyotes within four at 16-12. Two minutes later Aiden Torgerson ran a touchdown in from eight-yards out, giving the Coyotes their first lead of the game at 18-16. Brusven added a 31-yard run to push the Coyote lead to 26-16. Chinook scored once more to make the final score, 26-22.

 “I was pleased with the fire and passion the team played with in the second half. Jackson Appley really stepped up on defense, Bryce Lee stepped up to the challenge and shut down their best receiver. Taylor Parsons is settled into the QB role and threw the ball very well,” recapped White.

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