Shelbyville Daily Union


September 22, 2012

Historic Homecoming

Rams Stick It To St. Teresa, 35-14

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Shelbyville had never beaten St. Teresa, that is until tonight. Shelbyville celebrated their homecoming by sticking it to St. Teresa, 35-14.

The Rams got off to a good start again, taking a 21-0 lead at the 6:30 mark of the 2nd quarter. From there the Rams were less than perfect, but more than a match for the Bulldogs.

Shelbyville won the coin toss, got the ball and drove 67 yards for a score on a 4-yard run by quarterback Tucker Schwengel with 8:00 left in the 1st. Dylan Patch's extra-point kick was wide left, but the Rams were up 6-0.

On the first St. T possession, the Rams sacked th St. T QB at the Shelby 46 and forced a fumble. St. T punted and the Rams got to their own 38 yard line.

On 2nd and 10 Schwengel threw a long pass down the right side line. Darib reeden went up and took the ball over top of a defender, stayed in bounds and ran the reaming 35 yards for a touchdown. Schwengel ran the conversion in for a 14-0 lead with 2:04 still left in the 1st.

The Ram defense held St. T to 3 and out, forcing a punt. Luke Hatfield returned it 25 yards to the Ram 34. But early in the 2nd the Rams had to punt. The Ram defense held again and forced a punt.

Nate Stanfderfe caight a pass for 16 yards, then Jordan Brown ran for 10 yards. Jake Keown caught a pass, broke a tackle and went 9 yards. After a sure TD pass was dropped, Schwengel ran for the 1st down to the St. T. 30.

On the next play, Darin Breeden beat his man and Schwengel saw it. He threw to Breeden for a TD. Patch's kick was good for a 21-0 lead.  

St. Teresa drove for one touchdown before the half, trailing 21-7. Shelby got the ball back with 2:02 to play in the half. They drove to Dawgs 13, but couldn't connect on four straight pass plays and had to be happy with a 14-point lead at the break.

To start the 2nd half St. T got the ball. Breeden defended a pass deep, then on the next play intercepted a deep pass at the St. T 43. Schwengel ran for a 1st down, but then threw the first of two intreceptions at the goal line.

St. T was backed up to their own 2 yard line, but picked up a 1st down. The St. T QB then broke free for 43 yards. They drove to the Ram 25 yard line, but faced 4th and 1.  Josh Hicks stuffed the QB run and the Ram defense held again.

On the first play from scrimmage, Schwengel ran 41 yards through the middle to the St. T 23 yard line.  A personal foul put the ball at the St. 9.

On 3rd and goal from the 13, Schwengel threw into the end zone and Standerfer caught in bounds for the score. Patch kicked the extra point and Shelby was back up by 21, 28-7, with 3:17 left in the 3rd.

After ST. T took the kick-off back to the Shelby 49, they pulled out a trick play and connceted on a 34 yard half-back pass play to the Ram 15. They got to thr 10 yard line, but the Ram defense rose up again.

Jordan Brown led a host of Rams for a 8-yard run sack. On the very next play, Brown sackeed the quarterback and forced a fumble. He pressured the QB again on 4th and 20 from the Ram 25. The pass was incomplete and thre Rams took over on downs.

Shelby had to punt earlin the 4th. St. T faced a 4th and 20 after a penalty and a sack and had to punt. Hatfield returned it to the St. 39. The Rams drove to the St. T 10 with a 14 yard Keown pass reception, a 9-yard Schwengel run, and a 6-yard Standerfer reception.

Then Schwengel threw his second INT at the goal line. A penalty gave St. T a 1st down. wo more 1st down got then to the Ram 43. The QB then scrambled 31 yards to the Shelby 12. Their receiver made a falling down, 1-handed catch at the goal line for the score. The kick was good and it was, 28-14 Rams with 4:29 left in the game.

St. T tried an onside kick, but Lucas Duckett covered it. Shelby responded. The Rams were facing 4th and less than a foot at the St. T 42. Schwengel picked the up 1st on a run, barely. Brown ran twice and got the Rams to the St. T. 38 yard line. A pass to Standerfer picked up another 1st at the Dawg 33.

On the next play, Schwengel threw to Standerfer near the goal, but it was short. The ball went through the defender's hands and Standerfer reached back and snatched it our of the air. He turned and ran it into the end zone. Patch kicked the extra-point amd Shelby was up 35-14 with 2:05 to play.

St. T took the kick-off and drove against the Ram JV to the Shelby 31. On 4th and 10, Jared Finley sacked the QB, giving Shelby the ball with 20 seconds left. Schwengel took a knee and Shelbyville made history.

"Great win," said Ram coach Stan Wienke. "I give you a B+. It wasn't an A. We have a big game next week on the road. We have to take care of business. There were tons of positives in this game."


Shelbyville 35, St. Teresa 14

St. Teresa        0-7-0-7--14

Shelbyville   14-7-7-7--35


1st (8:00)-(S) Schwengel 4 yd run, kick no good, 6-0

1st (2:04)-(S) Schwengel to Breeden 61 yd pass, Schwengel run good, 14-0

2nd (6:30)-(S) Schwengel to Breeden 30 yd pass, Patch kick good, 21-0

2nd (2:02)-(StT) 19 yard run, kick good, 21-7

3rd (3:17)-(S) Schwengel to Standerfer 13 yd pass, kick good, 28-7

4th (4:29)-(StT) 13 yd pass, kick good, 28-14

4th (2:05)-(S) Schwengel to Standerfer 33 yd pass, kick good, 35-14

Ram stats: RUSHING 170 yds; Schwengel 19 for 111 yds, TD, 2 pt PAT; Patch 5 for 32 yds; Brown 7 for 27 yds; PASSING-Schwengel 20-of-33, 232 yds, 4 TDs, 2 INTs; RECEIVING-Standerfer 10 for 79 yds, 2 TDs; Breeden 4 for 139 yds, 2 TDs; Hatfield 6 for 53 yds; Keown 2 for 20 yds; KICK RETURNS- Hatfield 2 for 47 yds; Duckett1 for 0 yds; PUNTS- Hatfield 2 for 66 yds; PUNT RETURNS-Hatfield 3 for 29 yds; Finley 1 for 6 yards; INTs-Breeden; TACKLES-Brown 10 (8 solo/2 assists); Hicks 10 (5/5); Barna 7 (2/5); Hatfield 5 (3/2); Keown 4 (2/2); Cameron 4 (2/2);  1st DOWNS   (4 pass/11 run/1 penalty).

*Watch for official stats in the Tuesday print edition of the Daily Union. 

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