GENOA — Shelby-Rising City scored early and often Friday against Twin River on its way to a 54-7 win.
"I like the way we competed on opening night," said S-RC coach Kevin Kopecky.
The Huskies rolled up 294 total yards, including 185 rushing on 25 carries. The Titans held the ball longer but could not overcome three pass interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and two fumbles.
The Huskies led 14-0 after the first quarter before really turning it on. Lincoln Schoenrock ran in for a 5-yard score four minutes into the game. Jett Pinneo added another 5-yard score as the quarter ran out, and he hit Max Hoatson for the conversion.
Pinneo added another 9-yard scamper just a couple minutes later. Schoenrock added a 3-yard touchdown and Mason Schleis rushed for a 9-yard score. Pinneo hit Wyatt Whitmore for the 2-pointer.
Grant Lindsley ran an interception in for a score just before the half, and Pinneo connected with Schleis for the conversion.
Pinneo wrapped up the offensive scoring with a 16-yard run in the third quarter. Brenden Johnston added another interception return about a minute later.
Twin River finally got on the board in the fourth quarter.
Hartington Cedar Catholic comes to Shelby on Friday. The Trojans opened the season with a 42-6 defeat of Bancroft Rosalie-Lyons Decauter.
"We face a very difficult schedule, next up is No. 5 ranked Hartington Cedar Catholic. It will be a good early test for us," Kopecky said.
Aug. 25 at Genoa
S-RC 14 26 14 0 -54
TR 0 0 0 0 – 0
Q1 S-RC: Schoenrock 5 yd TD run; kick failed; Pinneo 5 yd TD run; Pinneo pass to Hoatson PAT.
Q2: S-RC: Pinneo 9 yd TD run; PAT failed; Schoenrock 3 yd TD run; kick failed; Schleis 9 yd TD run; Pinneo to Whitmore PAT. Lindsley Int. return, Pinneo to Schleis PAT.
Q3: S-RC: Pinneo 16 yd TD run, Schleis kick good; Johnston Int return, Schleis kick good. TR: 24 yd TD run
Team Statistics S-RC; TR
PASSING (Comp.-Att.-Int.): 6-12-1; 5-16-3
RUSHING (Att.-Yds.): 25-185; 33-107.
Total Yards: 294; 176
PASSING: S-RC: Pinneo 6-12-109;
RUSHING: S-RC: Schoenrock 12-124, 2 TD; Pinneo 5-39, 3 TD.
RECEIVING: S-RC: Lindsley 2-51; Whitmeore 2-41.
TACKLES: S-RC: Hoatson 4.5; Lindsley 4.5; Whitmore 4; Lopez 3.54; Vavricek, Micek 3; Watts, Rathman 2.5; Pinneo, Wingard 2.