Sophmore Randon Richman lets out a yell as he crosses the goal line Friday night against Harlem. Richman recorded two rushing and one receiving touchdown on the night.

The Shelby Coyotes football squad got on the winning track last Friday at Homecoming with a sound whipping of the Harlem Wildcats, 68-8.

Shelby opened up the scoring quickly in the first quarter with Bryce Lee scoring the first of his four touchdowns with a three-yard run. The extra point was good to give the Coyotes a 8-0 lead and they never looked back. Trenton Emerson then connected with Rhett Reynolds for a 25-yard strike and then Randon Richman with a 34-yard bomb to push the Coyote lead to 24-0. 

Lee then added two more touchdown runs of two and 23-yards to give the Coyotes an insurmountable lead at the half of 40-0.

Lee opened the third quarter with a 77-yard kickoff return to excite the crowd. Richman added two touchdown runs of three and 35-yards to extend the Coyote lead. Matteo Padroni capped off the Coyote scoring with a 20-yard run before the Wildcats got their first touchdown. 

The Coyote defense swarmed the Wildcats and kept them from moving the ball. 

“I was pleased with how aggressive the defense played,” said head coach Mike White. “We took big strides in our tackling.”

White said it was great to have Lee back. “Bryce ran hard and is truly a difference maker for us. Rhett Reynolds had a nice game on both sides of the ball, he is a weapon on the offensive side of the ball that we will continue to look for.”

White also stated, “Our goal each week from here on out is to go 1-0. We have dug ourselves a hole, but we can surely dig our way back out and keep things rolling.”

The Coyotes will host Hays Lodgepole this Friday. Game time is 7 p.m.

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