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Battle for the Axe: Climbers rally past Bulldogs to retain Mason County Cup

Shelton 39, North Mason 18


September 8, 2022

Justin Johnson

Shelton High School football players huddle after defeating intracounty rival North Mason Friday at Jack Stark Field at Highclimber Stadium in Shelton to win the 10th annual Mason County Cup 39-18.

The axe is staying in Shelton after the Highclimbers defeated North Mason 39-18 Friday in the 10th Mason County Cup game. 

It was a tale of two halves for Shelton, scoring just six points in the first half, but the team scored on all but one possession in the second half. 

"Well, I wasn't very happy with the first half," Shelton coach Mark Smith said after the game. "We didn't get anything started. We struggled and we really didn't get much flow, just staggering, wasn't much energy. We found energy at halftime and came out and I thought our O-line and our run game came alive and started m...

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