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Shelby’s Trenton Emerson sheds a Tiger defender on his way up the field Saturday afternoon in Simms.

The Shelby Coyotes football team lost a conference game to Simms, 64-28, in last weekend’s action. The Coyotes played an admirable game considering they were short four of their eight starters who were injured in the season opener.

Simms jumped out early, and never looked back, taking a big lead at the half.

Shelby finally found the endzone in the third quarter, with Trenton Emerson connecting with Randon Richmon for a score, and running one in himself. 

Shelby also scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter when Emerson ran in another and passed to Brendan Clark for scores.

 “I was proud of the effort and growth I saw Saturday night,” said head coach Mike White. “We are putting an inexperienced team on the field at times, but the reps they are getting are invaluable.” 

White added, “I felt that Trenton Emerson, Joryn Bunnell and Bryant Mertz did a nice job of leading the team and playing their hearts out. Their growth as individuals can’t be measured on a scoreboard.”

White said the Coyotes need to “focus on understanding what it is like to play for one another. That process takes commitment, togetherness and sacrifice is our new objective.” 

The Coyotes gave a special shout out to head coach Lexy Fisher and all the volleyball players that made the effort to attend the game in Simms.

Shelby will host Harlem for Homecoming on Friday at 7 p.m. The Coyotes and their coaches are excited for the festivities that come with Homecoming week.

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