RAVENNA — Ravenna’s football team defeated Shelby, 55-13 in a West Michigan Conference-Rivers game at home Friday night on another unseasonably warm evening.
The Bulldogs built a commanding 28-0 lead by halftime, and then outscored the Tigers 21-0 in the third. Shelby had a 13-6 edge in the fourth period.
Quarterback Hunter Hogan amassed 405 yards of offense, completing 9-of-10 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns while adding 173 yards on the ground in eight attempts for a 21.6 yard average per carry. He added four rushing touchdowns, including runs of 53 and 63 yards.
Blake Homoly led the Bulldogs receivers with four catches for 106 yards while Chase Thomas made three receptions for 85 yards.
Hogan also paced the Bulldogs defense with eight tackles, while Derek Finlay had seven stops and Mabrito, Clay Schullo and Brayden Fry had six each.
Lalo Garcia had 17 carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers. He also went 6-of-16 passing for 83 yards.
“It was our most consistent night offensively,” said Shelby head coach Phil Fortier. “We just turned the ball over too many times in the red zone.
“We have a lot of work to do on defense, but give Ravenna credit, they have a lot of team speed.”
Treyjin Waller led the Tigers’ defense with seven tackles while Travis Boughan had six stops. Ben Cederquist had an interception.
Shelby, which fell to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference, will next play at Hesperia next Friday.
Ravenna improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference and is at Mason County Central next Friday.