The Shelby Whippets were defeated by West Holmes on Friday night at Skiles Field.
Whippets lose 51-14 to West Holmes. We get back to the fight for a MOAC title next week at River Valley.— Shelby Athletics (@scsathletics1) October 9, 2021
West Holmes, the leaders of the Ohio Cardinal Conference, had brought a 7-0 record into the contest and are ranked fifth in this week's Division III state poll.
End of 1st qtr score is 7-7. Knights will be punting to the Whippets to start the 2nd qtr. pic.twitter.com/IpYHg9TirO— Shelby Athletics (@scsathletics1) October 8, 2021
The Whippets, who are the two-time defending Mid Ohio Athletic Conference champions, stand at 6-2 on the season. Prior to the West Holmes game, Shelby had put together a four-game winning streak since losing at Bellevue back on Sept. 3.
This was the first time the two schools had met on the football field.
West Holmes Knights score first and then Blaine with a 6 yd td run. PAT makes it 7-7 with 7:10 left in 1st qtr. pic.twitter.com/aXR1QrUrfL— Shelby Athletics (@scsathletics1) October 8, 2021
They were scheduled to meet in 2020, but that game was canceled when the regular season was reduced to six games due to COVID-19.
“Obviously, this is the best team we have played since Bellevue,” noted SHS coach Rob Mahaney earlier this week.
It’s Game Day! And a big one at Skiles Field as the fifth ranked West Holmes Knights come to Shelby. Game starts at 7:00 PM.If you can’t make it, the game will be on the radio on WMAN and live streamed on WMFDSports. pic.twitter.com/Lefv9ip5kn— Robert Mahaney (@CoachMahaney1) October 8, 2021
See full game coverage in the Shelby Daily Globe and its e-edition.