Shelbyville Daily Union

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November 1, 2013

Defense Led 2013 Rams


Shelby recovered 12 fumbles in 9 games. White, Hudson, and senior Luke McConnell had two, each.

The Rams had four kick blocks. White, senior Dylan Patch, sophomore Bart Kennell, and senior Garrett Ferguson had one, each.

Junior quarterback Lucas Duckett was at the helm all season. His passing was effective, when he wasn't being blitzed. He complete 51% of his passes (91 of 180) for 1109 yards and nine touchdowns. He threw eight interceptions.

The Ram leading rushers were juniors Tyler Hendryx, who had 237 yards, despite missing the final game, and Tice Robinson, who had 208 yards, despite missing the first two games.

Hendryx averaged 5.2 yards per carry with a team-high four TDs. Junior Devin Peterson got more carries as the season went on and had a team-high 5.4 yard average.

Wyatt Fox was the leading receiver with 20 catches for 269 yards (13.5 avg.) and two TDs. Fox had the longest play from scrimmage, a 66-yard pass play.

Tight end, Luke McConnell, was the other leading receiver, catching 22 passes for 11. yards per catch and two TDs.

Senior Dylan Patch had the second longest play from scrimmage, the second longest pass play (57 yards). He also had the longest run from scrimmage, 43 yards.

Junior Tristan Wade also had a 50 yard pass reception. He caught just six passes, but two were for TDs. He had a team-high 19 yards per catch. Peterson and Hendryx both averaged 17.5 yards per catch.

One of the most valuable players on the team was Wyatt Fox, not just for receiving, but for punting. He reversed field position effectively. He punted 43 times in nine games (4.6 times/game) for 1473 yards, averaging 35 yards per punt. His longest was 52 yards.

Patch kicked off 31 times for 1184 yards (38.4 avg.). He also converted 10-of-15 extra-point kicks and was 0-for-2 in field goal attempts.

Finley was the most prominent punt returner, returning 13 punts for 212 yards, averaging 16.3 per return with one 70 TD return. Finley also returned 11 kickoffs for 213 yards (19.4 avg). His longest was 39 yards.

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