Bulldogs Tear Through Bruins

QB Hayden Shelton (15) fired off a pass to a fellow Bulldog.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. Friday’s win marked the third consecutive win for Male over Ballard with the Bulldogs averaging 38 points as the winning margin.

Looking Ahead

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 state’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.

Photo by DAMON ATHERTON | Contributing Photographer