Smith scores three times as North Muskegon picks up 56-0 win over Shelby

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North Muskegon picked up its first West Michigan Conference win of the year with a dominating 56-0 win over Shelby Friday night. The Norse put up 49 points in the first half and forced four Shelby turnovers on their way to the win.

North Muskegon quarterback John Hayhurst tossed a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, a 41-yard strike to Eric Rypstra and a nine-yard score to Joe Tarrant.

Collin Schotts ran in a 15-yard touchdown to cap the first quarter scoring and put the Norse up 21-0.

Running back Stephan Smith had a huge second quarter, scoring three rushing touchdowns. Smith scored on runs from 55, 43 and two yards out to extend the lead to 42-0. Alec Cutter scored on a fumble return for the Norse to make it 49-0 at the half.

The lone second half score came on a one-yard touchdown from Tarrant. 

Hayhurst finished 4-9 through the air for 62 yards. Smith led the Norse rushing attack with 142 yards on seven carries. Tarrant had a pair of interceptions on defense to go with his two touchdowns. 

Lorenzo Madrigal led the Shelby offense with 100 yards on 22 carries. 

North Muskegon improves to 2-2 (1-2) and will travel to Hart next week. Shelby drops to 0-4 (0-3) with the defeat, and will host Whitehall at home next Friday.

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