Shelby senior running back Tabris Correa escapes a CJI defender on his way to the endzone on a 30-yard punt return during the Coyotes 69-21 thrashing of the Hawks Friday night in Shelby.

The Shelby Coyotes celebrated Homecoming with a crushing 69-21 defeat of the CJI Hawks. 

Shelby outscored CJI 42-6 in the first quarter. The Coyotes got the ball rolling early, with Cameron Brusven running 19-yards for a touchdown. Brusven then added a four-yard score to give the Coyotes a two score lead. 

Tabris Correa returned a CJI punt 30-yards for another Coyotes’ score. Brusven then ran five-yards for his third score of the quarter. The Coyotes’ defense got into the act next when defensive tackle Garrett Hansen intercepted a tipped ball and returned it 10-yards for his first career touchdown. Bryce Lee added the final score of the first quarter with a three-yard run. 

Brusven capped off his scoring night with a 37-yard run for the Coyotes’ only score of the second quarter. 

Shelby opened the third quarter with Trenton Emerson catching a Taylor Parsons pass for 10-yards and a score. Emerson then took over the quarterbacking duties, and connected with Lee for a 50-yard pass. Shelby ended their scoring with Emerson running 50 yards for the score giving the Coyotes their final points in the 69-21 victory. 

Coach Mike White praised his team. “The kids played well in all three phases of the game. The offense is clicking right now. The offensive line is playing very well, anchored by Jackson Appley. Tabris Correa has really stepped up and become a force in the return game,” added White.

“Garret Hansen had his first career touchdown on an interception return. Taylor Parsons continues to grow in the QB position. I am very happy with his performance,” continued White.

“We clinched the top seed in “B” division and will play Fort Benton in the Northern “C” Divisional championship game in two weeks,” said White, adding he would like to thank everyone who made Homecoming a success in these different times.

“It is refreshing to know that we can have close to normal and watch our kids and play games,” said White.

Shelby is scheduled to play Belt on Friday, Oct. 8, in Shelby at 7 p.m.

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