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For a quarter and a half it looked like the Rockets would have a chance for an upset at Male High School Friday.
The Bulldogs, however, weren't ready for their season to end and scored early and often in the second half on the way to a 59-31 win. Male scored a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the second quarter, then scored 28 in third and added another score early in the fourth to blow the game open.
The Rockets scored twice in the third, the second coming on a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Edwin Thomas, but Shelby just couldn't keep pace with the explosive Bulldogs.
For a full recap of the game, see Wednesday's Sentinel-News.