Hayden Shelton rushed for two touchdowns while passing for another as Male (2-0) stormed past local 6-A rivals Ballard 45-7. Shelton completed 18 of 26 passes for 317 yards as the Bulldogs crushed the Bruins.
Male wide-out Zackery Smith had the most productive evening with four receptions for 159 yards with teammate Marcus Clark catching seven receptions for 84 yards. Fridayâ€™s win marked the third consecutive win for Male over Ballard with the Bulldogs averaging 38 points as the winning margin.
A Class 6-A showdown will take place Friday September 4 at 7:30 p.m. when the Trinity Shamrocks (1-0) will host the Lafayette Generals (1-0) from Lexington, Ky. Notable players in this one will be the defensive back Rodjay Burns from Trinity. He has committed to Louisville. Lafayette has arguably the stateâ€™s top 2017 college prospect in Jedrick Wills. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Wills has a plethora of scholarship offers and has elevated himself as a national recruit. Top offers include Alabama, Florida, Florida St., Notre Dame, Michigan St. and South Carolina.
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