Gregory took the ensuing kick-off up the sideline for a score with 14.5 seconds left in the 1st, 18-6.
Maroa had an onside kick, but Shelby’s Eli Houska covered it. Pullen ran the option and picked up another 15 yards. On the first play of the 2nd quarter, Quinn Martz got the call and ran away from the defense for a 36 yard TD. With 9:50 left in the half, Shelby was up 24-6.
On the ensuing kick-off Peterson made the tackle for negative yardage. He mad the next tackle for zero yards. On the following play Maroa fumbled and Shelby recovered it at the Maroa 15.
On the first play of the possession, Pullen threw a fade to Spears in the corner of the end zone for their second touchdown in 47 seconds. Shelby led 30-6 with 9:03 still left in the half.
After a shanked kick-off Maroa had the ball at the Ram 36. Two negative plays left Maroa 3rd and 19. A pass off the receivers hands was picked off by Mason Cameron. Shelby had the ball at their own 22.
On the first play of that possession, Martz beat the coverage and accelerating when the pass from Pullen him in stride. He was free and clear and scored the 78 yard touchdown for the third score in 2 and a half minutes, 36-6.
It would be another 3 and out for Maroa. Facing 3rd and 12 at their own 42, they tried a reverse. the runner was corralled and as tried to evade tacklers he lost more yardage and was swallowed up by a host of Rams, like swarming raptors devouring their prey.
After the punt the Rams had the ball at the 50. A pitch to Spears went 21 yards. On 3rd and 9, Pullen was sacked. Facing 4th and a ton the pass was incomplete.
Maroa got the ball on downs. An incomplete pass was followed by Gottfriedt stooping a run for no gain. After another incompete pass, Shelby called time-out with 2:07 left in the half.