Tuscola and Shelbyville have combined to win five out of six total games to open up the season and the two met Friday night to open up Central Illinois Conference play.
Tuscola, whose lowest scoring game so far was 29 points last week, found the endzone three times in the first quarter alone to take a commanding lead right out of the locker room.
Two Kaleb Williams’ runs and a Williams pass were the touchdowns in the first quarter for the Warriors.
Tuscola went on to score in every quarter on their way to a 40-22 win to stay unbeaten.
Another Williams run opened up the scoring in the second quarter as well before Shelbyville was able to get on the board.
Finally, a pass from Pullen to Spears for 21 yards put some numbers on the board for the Rams. A successful two point conversion cut Tuscola’s lead to 27-8 at halftime.
Shelbyville scored first in the second half on another pass from Pullen to Spears, this time from 23 yards out. The two point conversion failed so Tuscola led 27-14 in the third quarter.
That score did not last for long. The ensuing kickoff was returned by Tuscola’s Pierce for 73 yards and the score was 34-14.
Pullen and Williams each had a 39 yard rushing touchdown for their teams in the fourth quarter as Tuscola took down Shelbyville 40-22.
With the win, Tuscola improves to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in conference action. The Warriors will travel to Central A&M (2-2) next week.
Shelbyville drops to 2-2 with the loss and 0-1 in the conference. The Rams will hit the road to play Warrensburg-Latham (3-1) next week.