SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
With just 2:21 left in the game and down two points, SOV went to a 5 receiver set. The Ram defense sacked the QB and almost scored a safety.iday
SOV faced 4th and 11 at their own 9 yard line with 1:18 to play. The SOV pass was knocked down by the Ram defense line and Shelby took over.
They could have scored with a minute left and won by a touchdown, but they just took a knee and ran out the clock for the win.
After the first three possessions of the game, Shelbyville received a punt at midfield and put together a 10-play 51 yard drive for a touchdown.
Devin Peterson ran for 8 yards and, on 4th and inches, Tice Robinson ran for the first of his four 1st downs, two on that drive. Tyler Hendryx ran the ball in from the 11 yard line.
On the extra-point kick, SOV roughed the kicker, Dylan Patch. The Rams got the ball closer to the goal so they went for two. Duckett ran the ball in untouched for the 8-0 lead with 1:34 left in the 1st quarter.
That SOV penalty and the resulting 2-point conversion turned out to be the margin of victory. SOV made another faux pas in the 1st half. Shelbyville had a rare short punt from Fox and the ball hit an SOV player. The Rams recovered the ball and possession, instead of giving SOV possession in Ram territory
Despite those mistakes, SOV got a couple big plays in the 2nd that sparked a pair of scores.
SOV had a huge kick return after the Ram TD. They started their drive from the Shelby 32 yard line. Eaton ran the ball on the second play for 28 yards. Frerichs ran the ball in from the 1 to cap the 5-play drive. The conversion was stopped by the Rams and they held onto the lead, 8-6, with 11:46 left in the half.