Maroa got a final score on their 2nd kick return for a touchdown and made the extra-point kick, 52-19.
Deondre Gregory scored all three Maroa touchdowns. He was the only one allowed to run kicks back. Teammates would take the kickoffs, but had to give the ball to Gregory all nine times. Two he ran back. The other score came on his screen pass reception and run.
Gregory was a strong runner, who could break many tackles, but he was all that Maroa had.
Prior to the game, former legendary Shelbyville coach Gerald Temples gave the pre-game speech to the Rams and stressed "T-E-A-M" over "I". One player, no matter how good he was, was not going to beat a Shelbyville team effort.
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 facemask, 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 followng play. A screen pass picked up a couple yards and they faced 4th and 4. They ran for two and Shelby took possession,