Maroa won the coin-toss and deferred, big mistake. Shelby grabbed the momentum and never let go.
On the Rams 1st possession, quarterback Turner Pullen ran the option to the outside and kept the ball for a 49 yard gain. They ran the same play and he picked up 29 yards. Gottfriedt ran for 2 yards and Pullen ran it in on the next play after just a minute of play (8:56), 6-0.
On the first Maroa posession, they ran three plays all for loss and faced 4th and 20. After the punt, Shelby got the ball at their own 47.
Pullen rolled out again and kept the ball. He picked up 6 yards and was tackled by his face mask, giving them another 15 yards. A fumbled hand off was recovered by Maroa.
Maroa picked up a 1st down on a 19-yard Gregory run. Gottfriedt tackled the runner on the next play after 4 yards. Gottfriedt stopped him at the line of scrimmage on the following play. A screen pass picked up a couple yards and they faced 4th and 4. They ran for two and Shelby took possession,
Shelby had the ball at their own 30. Pullen ran the option again and picked up another 40 yards. They ran the same play again and he went the final 36 yards for the score. With 2:51 in the 1st, Shelby was up 12-0.
Maroa took the kick-off and went 3 and out, again. They punted to the Shelbyville 30. Brett Spears ran for 15 yards and a 1st down. Pullen was sacked, but there were multiple flags thrown. The personal foul on Maroa moved the ball to the Maroa 45.
After a illegal procedure against the Rams, Pullen uncorked a long pass to Gottfriedt. Gottfriedt came back for it, then eluded the defender and headed for the goal line. He beat the pursuit and took it in with 28.7 second left in the 1st, 18-0.