Madison out to spoil Russets Homecoming

Staff Writer

The Shelley Russets have been fighting uphill all season long. They are the state's newest member of the 4A classification and they are easily the smallest 4A school in the state. For the second time in three weeks, the Russets would be facing a 5A rival from the High Country Conference and for the men in red and black, it must seem like the whole world is pitted against them.
The Russets stormed out the the gate this year, downing the Preston Indians by a final of 28-14, but the next three games have all been a learning experience about what it takes to win at this level. Games against Rigby at home and then on the road to the two time defending state 4A champion Skyline Grizzlies have left the team battered and bruised, but not lacking in enthusiasm.
The game opened as one might imagine it would, with Madison exerting their bigger size and quicker backs as they marched right down the field against the Russets to take an early 7-0 lead two thirds of the way through the opening quarter.
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