CLARKSTON — Shiloh opened its season with a record-breaking rushing attack that it rode to its first win of the season.
It was time for the passing game Friday.
Led by quarterback Wil Larimore’s career-high six touchdown passes, the Generals made easy work of Redan in a 56-0 drubbing in Clarkston. The output set a new school mark for points in a game, just edging 2011’s 55-point performance against Berkmar.
“After Charles (Shavers) did what he did last week, I thought we would balance things out,” Shiloh head coach Troy Hobbs said. “Wil threw some nice balls. Wil led us down the field on a couple of good drives.
“If they take away the run, we have to throw.”
Shiloh (2-0) wasted no time in putting the ball in the air. A quick, six-play drive culminated in Larimore’s first touchdown pass to Elliot Strickland, a 10-yard strike up the middle.
“We proved we could run the ball last week, we wanted to prove that we could pass it this week,” Larimore said.
The senior threw for a total of three touchdowns in the first quarter. He found both Davonta Henderson and Cameron Stewart in the end zone later in the period.
Shiloh’s defense had an even better effort than last week’s as it hounded the Redan quarterback resulting in an Austin Exford interception that set up the first score.
Redan (0-2) was held to 19 passing yards and zero net rushing yards.
“I am happy about where we are, but we still have more work to do,” Hobbs said.
Larimore continued to play catch with Stewart as the two connected on scoring passes of 17 and 64 yards to put the game away in the first half.
“They were blitzing and they left us wide open,” Larimore said. “We just had to get it out to them and make plays.”
Larimore capped his great performance with a third-quarter touchdown toss to Jeremy Mials, his sixth of the game, and finished with 286 passing yards.
Stewart snagged three passes for 119 yards and three scores.
Larimore completed 18 of his 23 pass attempts. Strickland, Henderson and Shavers led the way with four receptions apiece.
With a 2-0 start to the season, Shiloh will start region play when it travels to Berkmar next weekend, a game that Hobbs knows will be key.
“We’ve got to be all in and prepared for every phase of the game,” he said. “We are going into a hostile environment. It is time strap it up and go play some football.”
Shavers finished with 39 rushing yards a week after setting a school record with 247 yards on the ground last week.
SHILOH 56, REDAN 0
Shiloh 21 14 14 7 56
Redan 0 0 0 0 0
Shiloh: Elliot Strickland 10 pass from Wil Larimore (Osman Hasanovic kick) 8:12
Shiloh: Davonta Henderson 15 pass from Larimore (Hasanovic kick) 3:44
Shiloh: Cameron Stewart 38 pass from Larimore (Hasanovic kick) 1:03
Shiloh: Stewart 17 pass from Larimore (PAT blocked) 9:08
Shiloh: Stewart 64 pass from Larimore (Larimore pass to James Mials) 5:50
Shiloh: Mials 12 pass from Larimore (Hasanovic kick) 9:47
Shiloh: Grant Swinton 49 pass from Sean Halsey (Hasanovic kick) 7:41
Shiloh: Austin James 2 run (Hasanovic kick) 5:53