MEMORIAL FIELD — While the finale was characterized by a number of nail-biting moments, the end result certainly did not unfold the way the Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team would have scripted it.
Saturday night against visiting Rosamond, the Guards put the game in the hands of their senior star, Micah Shirley, who willed the team to the brink of victory with a stalwart effort.
He repeatedly ran the football in and around the Roadrunners' defense, which yielded little resistance. He lined up in a Wildcat shotgun formation and delivered a handful of timely passes that kept Rosamond guessing. At free safety, Shirley broke up plays with a pair of bone-jarring hits that fired up the Bell-Jeff fans.