SCOTTVILLE — Two scores in the third quarter gave Mason County Central a lead it didn’t give up in sending home a happy homecoming crowd Friday in a West Michigan Conference victory against Shelby, 33-21.

“You have to give Shelby credit. I thought they came out and played us tough,” Mason County Central coach Scott Briggs said. “I knew they would. They really played well.

“But in the second half, we really set the tone with that opening drive … That’s what I told the kids at halftime, ‘It’s going to come down to who wants it more. So, let’s go out and block longer.’ We just have to get more consistent on things, and one of those things is staying on blocks longer.”

Briggs was happy for this players.

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