The Shelby Coyotes football team ended their season in Superior last Saturday losing to the Clark Fork Mountain Cats 58-21.
“We ran into a buzz saw Saturday, they are a very good team, and had a good plan against us,” said coach Mike White.
Clark Fork scored the first 30 points of the game, before Shelby got on the scoreboard. Taylor Parsons connected with Tabris Correa for a 31-yard touchdown pass, Tyler Larson ran in the extra-point. Logan Leck also threw a touchdown pass, seven-yards to Briton Bunnell, the extra-point was no good. Shelby had the last score of the game when Larson threw a 21-yard pass to Correa.
“The kids played hard, but our youth really stood out at times,” commented White.
Injuries have plagued the Coyotes all year, and the Coyotes used four quarterbacks throughout the contest.
White said he was proud of the season his team had, especially in how they persevered and rose to the occasion against Centerville to earn the fourth straight trip to the playoffs for Coyotes
“We say goodbye to six seniors. Mark Clark, Tyler Larson, Tanner Parsons, Britton Bunnell, Tanner Watson and Josh Buck have contributed to the program over the years and will be missed,” said White.
“We have a strong core coming back. We have to do a better job of getting ourselves into the weight room and competing in other sports,” he added.
White thanked the parents that supplied treats for the trip and decorated the bus for the boys. “It is always uplifting to walk into that,” said White. “I also want to thank my assistants, Bob Brusven, Paul Schilling and Logan Erickson for their time and effort. Finally, I want to thank my wife Sara, and kids, Bella and Grady for their patience, without them I would not be able to do what I love.”