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The Gutter Gorilla Difference

When it comes to gutter cleaning in Shelby, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Shelby.

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Gutter Cleaning in Shelby, SC

We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.

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Foundation Damage

The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.

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Wood Damage

Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.

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Landscaping Damage

If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.

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Gutter Damage

When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.

If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Shelby for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Shelby, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.

Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:

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Sagging Gutters

When debris like pine needles and leaves begin to build up in your gutters, the increased weight can cause your gutters to bend and sag. When this happens, your gutters can’t do their job of directing water away from your home. If your gutters appear to be sagging, chances are they are clogged.

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Birds and Pests

Animals like birds find gutters a very appealing place to make a nest. If you notice birds or other critters scurrying around in your gutters, it can be a tell-tale sign that your gutters are clogged with nest-making materials.

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Stains on Your Siding

If you see stains on your siding, there is a good chance that your gutters are clogged, and standing water is overflowing onto your siding. This overflow of water can damage the fascia boards behind your gutters and can also affect your roof’s shingles.

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Plant Life

It might sound far-fetched, but if your gutters have enough dirt and debris buildup, seeds within that dirt can sprout, causing a garden to grow in your gutters. If you notice signs of plant growth in your gutters, they are most likely clogged and need to be cleaned ASAP.

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that your time is precious. If you believe your gutters are clogged but don’t have the time to check, we would be happy to travel to your home for an initial gutter inspection.

During your inspection, our team will check your gutters for clogs and debris. While we are inspecting your gutters for clogs, we will also keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear and other issues that might cause damage to your home. When we’re done, we will go over what we found and provide you with a cost-effective solution for any problems that arise. That way, you can spend more time focusing on your family and your life and less time worrying about fixing your gutters by yourself.

Gutter Installation in Shelby, SC

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.

Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.

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At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Shelby, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.

When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.

Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Shelby:

  • We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
  • Our installation methods are tried and tested.
  • Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
  • We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
  • We are licensed and insured.
  • Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.

When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Shelby. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:

  • Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
  • Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
  • The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
  • Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
  • Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Shelby, SC

Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.

Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Shelby, SC:

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Pooling Water
Puddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
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Leaks
The next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
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Displaced Hardware
If you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
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Mold
Check your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
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Peeling Paint
Have you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
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Uneven Gutters
If your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.

The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Shelby

At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.

Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in Shelby. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!

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West Regional Final Preview: East Surry at Shelby

Charles Leftwich | Special to the NewsStephen Brantley (24) ignores the traffic around him to get a punt off against Maiden.JR Willoughby PhotographyEast Surry and Shelby are two Regional-Final regulars that will do battle this week for the first time ever.The Cardinals won the 1AA West Regional Title in 2018, 2019 and Spring 2021 seasons. The Golden Lions have competed reached the 2A/2AA West Regional Final in eight of the past nine seasons – including seven consecutive appearances from 2013-2019 – an...

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Stephen Brantley (24) ignores the traffic around him to get a punt off against Maiden.

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East Surry and Shelby are two Regional-Final regulars that will do battle this week for the first time ever.

The Cardinals won the 1AA West Regional Title in 2018, 2019 and Spring 2021 seasons. The Golden Lions have competed reached the 2A/2AA West Regional Final in eight of the past nine seasons – including seven consecutive appearances from 2013-2019 – and were victorious in 2013-2016, 2018 and 2019.

Shelby is an all-time great program, and not just in North Carolina. Prior to the 2021-22 season, Football Friday Night reported Shelby mark of 828 wins is No. 14 among all high schools in the country. Only two other schools in N.C. even have 700 wins, those being are Reidsville and Mount Airy.

The Cardinals have their work cut out for them against the No. 1 seed in the 2A West. Shelby, the champion of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference, has won its past 27 home playoff games, the latest of which ended the 32-game winning streak of three-time defending 2A State Champion Reidsville. That said, East Surry has broken a few legendary streaks over the past few seasons.

The only team that defeated Shelby this season, South Carolina’s South Pointe, is the fifth-ranked team in the Palmetto State and reached the Class AAAA State Championship game.

The winner of Shelby-East Surry will face the winner of the East Regional Final being contested between No. 1 Princeton (13-0) and No. 10 Wallace-Rose Hill (12-2) in the 2A State Championship.

AT FIRST GLANCE

East Surry Cardinals

Record: 13-0 overall, 6-0 FH2A Conference (Champion)

Current streak: 13 wins

Playoff seed: No. 2

Key regular season victories: 56-22 @ North Surry, 40-14 @ Forbush, 47-0 vs. Surry Central

Key losses: None

MaxPreps strength of schedule: +0.3

Wins against teams that finished over .500: 7

Playoff scores: 30-6 vs. No. 31 Newton-Conover, 37-20 vs. No. 15 Forbush, 10-9 vs. No. 7 Monroe, 36-35 vs. No. 3 Maiden

Shelby Golden Lions

Record: 13-1 overall, 6-0 SPAC Conference (Champion)

Current streak: 11 wins

Playoff seed: No. 1

Key regular season victories: 37-14 @ Kings Mountain, 38-28 vs. Crest, 16-14 vs. Burns

Key losses: 51-37 vs. South Pointe (SC)

MaxPreps strength of schedule: +4.6

Wins against teams that finished over .500: 9

Playoff scores: 55-3 vs. No. 32 Owen, 42-20 vs. No. 17 Polk County, 64-15 vs. No. 24 East Gaston, 31-14 vs. No. 4 Reidsville

OFFENSE

East Surry Cardinals

Passing yards per game: 258.2

Yards per completion: 15.5

Passing TD per game: 2.2

Rushing YPG: 175.5

Yards per carry: 6.3

Rushing TD per game: 3.5

TDs per game: 6.3

Total YPG: 433.8

Total points scored: 572

Points per game: 44.0

QB Folger Boaz (JR) – 3,293 yards passing, 212-of-298 completions, .711 completion percentage, 28 passing TDs, 5 interceptions, 141 carries for 954 yards, 6.8 yards per carry, 23 rushing TDs, 4,247 total yards

RB Trey Armstrong (SR) – 134 carries for 789 yards, 60.7 YPG rushing, 5.9 yards per carry, 15 rushing TDs, 45 receptions for 646 yards, 7 receiving TDs, 1,435 total yards

WR Layton Allen (SR) – 74 receptions for 1,189 yards, 91.5 YPG receiving, 16.1 yards per reception, 12 receiving TDs

WR Luke Brown (JR) – 23 receptions for 541 yards, 45.1 YPG receiving, 23.5 yards per reception, 4 receiving TDs

WR Colby Johnson (JR) – 34 receptions for 405 yards, 33.8 YPG receiving, 11.9 yards per reception, 2 receiving TDs, 7 carries for 46 yards, 1 rushing TD

Shelby Golden Lions

Passing yards per game: 245.9

Yards per completion: 17.0

Passing TD per game: 2.9

Rushing YPG: 115.9

Yards per carry: 4.6

Rushing TD per game: 2.1

TDs per game: 6.4

Total YPG: 361.8

Total points scored: 650

Points per game: 46.4

QB Daylin Lee (JR) – 3,203 yards passing, 181-of-283 completions, .640 completion percentage, 39 passing TDs, 2 interceptions, 71 rush for -39 yards, 2 rushing TDs

RB Jalon Petty (SR) – 111 carries for 701 yards, 53.9 YPG rushing, 6.3 yards per carry, 9 rushing TDs, 6 receptions for 74 yards

RB Bricen Kee (SOPH) – 96 carries for 626 yards, 44.7 YPG rushing, 6.3 yards per carry, 9 rushing TDs

WR Izay Bridges (SOPH) – 57 receptions for 1,044 yards, 74.6 YPG receiving, 18.3 yards per reception, 12 receiving TDs

WR Jakeith Hamilton (JR) – 41 receptions for 823 yards, 63.3 YPG receiving, 20.1 yards per reception, 10 receiving TDs

WR Demetrius Thompson (SR) – 45 receptions for 577 yards, 41.2 YPG receiving, 12.8 yards per reception, 9 receiving TDs

WR Luke Williams (SR) – 32 receptions for 597 yards, 42.6 YPG receiving, 18.7 yards per reception, 8 receiving TDs

DEFENSE

East Surry Cardinals

PPG allowed: 11.7

Total points allowed: 152

Shutout victories: 3

Tackles per game: 69.3

Tackles for a loss per game: 7.7

Sacks per game: 2.2

QB Hurries per game: 0.8

Caused fumbles: 10

Fumble recoveries: 9

Interceptions: 18

Interceptions yards: 311

Passes defensed: 20

Blocked punts: 3

Blocked field goals: 2

Fumbles returned for a TD: 4

Interceptions returned for a TD: 0

Safeties: 0

DE Brett Clayton (JR) – 110 solo tackles, 146 total tackles, 11.2 tackles per game, 23.0 tackles for a loss, 9.0 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 1 punt block, 1 caused fumble, 1 pass defensed

DE Joseph Grezmak (SR) – 52 solo tackles, 74 total tackles, 6.2 tackles per game, 14.0 tackles for a loss, 4.0 sacks, 1 QB hurry, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 fumbles recovered for a TD, 1 punt block, 1 caused fumble, 1 pass defensed

LB Joshua Parker (JR) – 66 solo tackles, 83 total tackles, 6.4 tackles per game, 9.0 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sacks, 2 caused fumbles, 1 pass defensed

LB Hatcher Hamm (FR) – 69 solo tackles, 86 total tackles, 7.2 tackles per game, 9.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 caused fumble, 1 interception

SS Kyle Zinn (JR) – 78 solo tackles, 91 total tackles, 13.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 QB hurry, 3 interceptions, 2 passes defensed

CB Luke Bowman (SR) – 5 interceptions, 75 interception yards, 2 passes defensed, 1 fumble returned for a TD, 1 caused fumble, 2 blocked field goals, 29 solo tackles, 34 total tackles, 4.0 tackles for a loss

Shelby Golden Lions

PPG allowed: 16.2

Total points allowed: 227

Shutout victories: 2

Tackles per game: 59.7

Tackles for a loss per game: 11.1

Sacks per game: 4

QB Hurries per game: N/A

Caused fumbles: 10

Fumble recoveries: 11

Interceptions: 16

Interceptions yards: 375

Passes defensed: 21

Blocked punts: 4

Blocked field goals: 1

Fumbles returned for a TD: 2

Interceptions returned for a TD: 4

Safeties: 5

LB Malaki Hamrick (SR) – 60 solo tackles, 111 total tackles, 8.5 tackles per game, 35.0 tackles for a loss, 16.5 sacks, 104 sack yards lost, 2 caused fumbles

DL Santana Hopper (SR) – 32 solo tackles, 69 total tackles, 6.3 tackles per game, 32.0 tackles for a loss, 12.0 sacks, 76 sack yards lost, 3 punt blocks, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass defensed

LB Samuel Baldree (SR) – 28 solo tackles, 75 total tackles, 5.4 tackles per game, 4.0 tackles for a loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 caused fumbles, 2 passes defensed, 1 interception

DL Demario Allen (SR) – 12 solo tackles, 35 total tackles, 2.7 tackles per game, 17.0 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 34 sack yards lost, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 fumbles returned for a TD, 1 caused fumble, 1 punt block

CB Nathan Hopper (SR) – 4 interceptions, 1 interception returned for a TD, 2 passes defensed, 1 field goal block, 19 solo tackles, 44 total tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss, 1.0 sack

DB Camden McGill (SOPH)* – 4 interceptions, 3 interceptions returned for a TD, 2 passes defensed, 9 solo tackles, 15 total tackles

*8 games played

SPECIAL TEAMS

East Surry Cardinals

Stephen Brantley (JR) – 58-of-70 PATs, 4-of-8 field goals, 30 kickoffs for 1,773 yards and 7 touchbacks, 13 punts for 538 yards

Trey Armstrong (SR) – 1 punt returned for a TD, 310 return yards

Kyle Zinn (JR) – 2 kickoffs returned for a TD, 177 return yards

Luke Bowman (SR) – 157 return yards

Shelby Golden Lions

Jack Berkowitz (JR) – 80-of-86 PATs, 6-of-7 field goals, 21 punts for 646 yards, 106 kickoffs for 5,535 yards, 15 touchbacks

Izay Bridges (SOPH) – 3 kickoffs returned for a TD, 416 return yards

Marquis Adams (SR) – 1 punt returned for a TD, 390 return yards

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South Carolina State Record-Holder Cate Phipps Sends Verbal to Davidson

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Davidson College has picked up a verbal commitment from South Carolina state record-holder Cate Phipps for its class of 2026. She is a year-round swimmer at Gamecocks Aquatics and she is a senior at Trinity Collegiate School.

I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Davidson College. Thank you to all of my friends, family, coaches and teammates who have supported me along the way. Go Cats!

Phipps is a 3-time 2021 SCISA AAA State champion. The Trinity Collegiate senior won two individual events and was a member of one of her school’s title winning relays. She dominated the women’s 50 free, touching first by 0.56 seconds. Her winning time of 24.28 was a personal best and earned her a new South Carolina State record.

She went even faster, anchoring her team’s 200 free relay. She split a 23.94 in the 50 free, coming from behind Porter Gaud High School for the gold medal. Phipps followed that up with another title and State record in the 100 free. She blasted out a time of 52.98 in the event, getting to the wall two seconds ahead of the silver medalist.

She completed the meet with a silver medal in the 400 free relay. Again, she anchored for Trinity Collegiate, finishing in a 100 free time of 53.50.

In addition to her State records, Phipps now holds all eight of Trinity Collegiate School’s individual records and she is a member of the three record-breaking relays.

Davidson College finished third at the 2021 Atlantic 10 Championships. Sophomore Shelby Stanley was named the A-10 Most Oustanding Female Performer after a taking home two individual golds and 1 silver at the conference champs. She won the 100 and 200 fly and was runner-up in the 50 free.

Phipps will join the Wildcats’ roster in the fall of 2022. The sprint free specialist will be a member of the team’s class of 2026.

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True grit: How Shelby nearly erased a 30-point deficit in showdown with South Pointe

SHELBY — Down 30 points, Mike Wilbanks had a laundry list of items he wanted to address with his football team as it walked to the Shelby High football locker room. The Golden Lions’ head coach didn’t make it past the first bullet point, though, an inner voice pleading with him to take a far more gentler approach.“We played the first quarter and it was 10-7,” he said. “We go in at halftime and it was 37-7 … that second quarter really deflated us.“I knew our guys di...

SHELBY — Down 30 points, Mike Wilbanks had a laundry list of items he wanted to address with his football team as it walked to the Shelby High football locker room. The Golden Lions’ head coach didn’t make it past the first bullet point, though, an inner voice pleading with him to take a far more gentler approach.

“We played the first quarter and it was 10-7,” he said. “We go in at halftime and it was 37-7 … that second quarter really deflated us.

“I knew our guys didn’t have any quit in them. So we went in at halftime, regrouped and told them I really believed in them and challenged them to be who they are.”

Maybe in losing the Shelby football team learned more about itself than any win could ever reveal.

Trailing 44-14 early in the second half, the Golden Lions clawed back to cut Rock Hill South Pointe’s lead to a mere seven points. The hole proved too deep to dig out of, however, the Stallions getting a defensive stop and turnover with Caleb Sims’ game-clinching touchdown run sandwiched between in a 51-37 South Pointe win.

“I told them yesterday that we weren’t looking for a moral victory, we wanted to win,” Wilbanks said. “But there’s some things we can build on from this game, some people individually, some things we can build on collectively as a team.”

Turning point: With Shelby trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter, South Pointe came within an eyelash of a blocked punt. Though unable to block the kick, the Stallions did force the Shelby punter to flee the pocket in pursuit of a first down. The Golden Lion runner was stopped well short of the sticks, downed at the Shelby 21. After an incompletion, South Pointe running back Ja’quan Thompson’s 21-yard run gave his team a 10-point advantage.

His scoring run was part of 34 unanswered points by the Stallions, allowing them to build a comfortable lead.

Player of the game: South Pointe wide receiver Waymond Jenerette. On a night full of big plays, it was Jenerette’s star that shone brightest. He finished with six catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns, along with a 64-yard pass to Armendiz Huskey for another score.

Notes: Down big, it was Shelby’s defense and special teams changed the tenor of Friday night’s contest. In the second half, P.J. Hopper and Camden McGill each returned interceptions for touchdowns, with Jalon Petty recovering a blocked punt in the end zone for another. An illegal block in the end zone gifted the Golden Lions with a safety, in addition to the unit forcing and recovering a fumble. … Ja’Keith Hamilton led Shelby with five catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. Demetrius Thompson had six catches of his own for 80 yards and a first quarter touchdown. … Shelby quarterback Daylin Lee completed 12 of his 35 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. ... South Pointe quarterback Zaveion McCrorey was 16-for-31 with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also had a 6-yard scoring run in the contest. ... Huskey helped South Pointe with two catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. "I'm proud of our team for fighting through adversity," said South Pointe football coach Devonte Holloman. "We stepped up and made enough plays in the end to win it. We did a good job settling down, rallying our boys and they stuck together through all the mess to execute at the end." ... South Pointe now has won each of its matchups with Shelby. The Stallions won their previous meeting, 25-0. … Shelby now has lost three of its last four home games.

Up next: Shelby (2-1) dives into Southern Piedmont 1A/2A competition, hosting Cherryville. South Pointe (2-0) travels to Chester in Week 5.

You can reach Joe Hughes at 704-914-8138, email jhughes@gastongazette.com and follow on Twitter @JoeLHughesII.

State-by-state breakdown of 73 hospital closures

About 60 million people — nearly 1 in 5 Americans — live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals for care. More than 70 of those hospitals have ended all services since 2011, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.The number of rural hospital closures steadily increased over a four-year period, with a record-breaking 20 hospitals shutting down last yea...

About 60 million people — nearly 1 in 5 Americans — live in rural areas and depend on their local hospitals for care. More than 70 of those hospitals have ended all services since 2011, according to the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.

The number of rural hospital closures steadily increased over a four-year period, with a record-breaking 20 hospitals shutting down last year, according to the Sheps Center. Though rural hospitals continue to face many challenges, including low patient volume, heavy reliance on government payers and financial pressure tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal aid helped partially offset those challenges this year. Only two rural hospitals have ceased inpatient care so far this year, according to the Sheps Center.

Many of the hospitals that shut down over the past decade still provide some healthcare services, such as urgent care, primary care or long-term care. Listed below are the 73 rural hospitals that have completely closed since Jan. 1, 2011, as tracked by the Sheps Center.

AlabamaSouthWest Alabama Medical Center (Thomasville)Randolph Medical Center (Roanoke)Chilton Medical Center (Clanton) Georgiana Medical Center

ArizonaFlorence Community Healthcare Cochise Regional Hospital (Douglas)

ArkansasDe Queen Medical Center

California Adventist Health Feather River (Paradise)Coalinga Regional Medical Center

FloridaCampbellton-Graceville HospitalRegional General Hospital (Williston)Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center (Lake City)

GeorgiaHart County Hospital (Harwell)Charlton Memorial Hospital (Folkston)Stewart-Webster Hospital (Richland)Lower Oconee Community Hospital (Glenwood)Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (Cuthbert)

KansasHorton Community HospitalOswego Community HospitalSumner Community Hospital (Wellington)

KentuckyNicholas County Hospital (Carlisle)Parkway Regional Hospital (Fulton)

LouisianaDoctor's Hospital at Deer Creek (Leesville)

MinnesotaAlbany Area Hospital

MississippiPatient's Choice Medical of Humphreys County (Belzoni)Pioneer Community Hospital of NewtonMerit Health Natchez-Community Campus

MissouriSac-Osage Hospital (Osceola)Parkland Health Center-Weber Road (Farmington)Southeast Health Center of Reynolds County (Ellington)Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center (Kennett)I-70 Community Hospital (Sweet Springs)Pinnacle Regional Hospital (Boonville)

NevadaNye Regional Medical Center (Tonopah)

North CarolinaVidant Pungo Hospital (Belhaven)Yadkin Valley Community Hospital (Yadkinville)Sandhills Regional Medical Center (Hamlet)Davie Medical Center-Mocksville

OklahomaLatimer County General Hospital (Wilburton) Sayre Community Hospital

PennsylvaniaSaint Catherine Medical Center Fountain Springs (Ashland)Ellwood City Medical Center

South CarolinaBamberg County Memorial HospitalMarlboro Park Hospital (Bennettsville)Southern Palmetto Hospital (Barnwell)Fairfield Memorial Hospital (Winnsboro)

TennesseeHaywood Park Community Hospital (Brownsville)United Regional Medical Center (Manchester)Tennova Healthcare-McNairy Regional (Selmer)Copper Basin Medical Center (Copperhill)McKenzie Regional HospitalJamestown Regional Medical CenterJellico Medical Center Perry Community Hospital (Linden) Cumberland River Hospital (Celina) Decatur County General Hospital (Parsons)

TexasShelby Regional Medical CenterRenaissance Hospital TerrellEast Texas Medical Center-ClarksvilleEast Texas Medical Center-GilmerEast Texas Medical Center-TrinityGood Shepherd Medical Center (Linden)Lake Whitney Medical Center (Whitney)Hunt Regional Community Hospital of CommerceGulf Coast Medical Center (Wharton)Nix Community General Hospital (Dilley)Weimar Medical CenterCare Regional Medical Center (Aransas Pass)Little River Healthcare Rockdale HospitalLittle River Healthcare Cameron HospitalCentral Hospital of Bowie

VirginiaPioneer Community Hospital of Patrick County (Stuart)

West VirginiaWilliamson Memorial Hospital

South Alabama’s Jalen Tolbert named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

South Alabama wide receiver Jalen Tolbert is the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.Tolbert, a redshirt junior from Mobile, set Jaguars program records for receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,474, third nationally) in 2021 and tied the school standard for touchdown catches (8). He ended the year with three straight 100-yard games, including 10 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown in the season finale vs. Coastal Carolina.Tolbert is the first South Alabama player named Sun ...

South Alabama wide receiver Jalen Tolbert is the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.

Tolbert, a redshirt junior from Mobile, set Jaguars program records for receptions (82) and receiving yards (1,474, third nationally) in 2021 and tied the school standard for touchdown catches (8). He ended the year with three straight 100-yard games, including 10 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown in the season finale vs. Coastal Carolina.

Tolbert is the first South Alabama player named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year. Jaguars safety Jeremy Reaves earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2017.

Tolbert was also named first-team All-Sun Belt for the second straight year. He is joined on the All-Sun Belt first team by cornerback Darrell Luter, who finished among the conference leaders in interceptions (4) and pass breakups (10) despite playing in only 10 games due to injury.

South Alabama had one player named to the All-Sun Belt second-team: safety Keith Gallmon. Tight end Lincoln Sefcik picked-up third-team honors, while quarterback Jake Bentley, wide receiver Jalen Wayne, defensive tackle Wy’Kevious Thomas and punter Jack Brooks received honorable mention.

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall is the overall Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season. The redshirt sophomore passed for 2,558 yards and 23 touchdowns with only three interceptions despite missing two games with a shoulder injury.

Appalachian State linebacker D’Marco Jackson is the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. The senior has totaled 102 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries, five sacks, five pass breakups, an interception and a forced fumble for the East Division champion Mountaineers in 2021.

Appalachian State quarterback Chase Brice was named Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year. The Duke transfer has passed for 2,901 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2021 and also rushed for three scores.

Louisiana running back Montrell Johnson is the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year. He has rushed for 794 yards and 11 touchdowns for the West Division champion Ragin’ Cajuns.

Louisiana’s Billy Napier, who led the Ragin’ Cajuns to a fourth straight Sun Belt West Division title, is the Sun Belt Coach of the Year. Napier was announced last weekend as head coach at Florida, but will coach Louisiana in Saturday’s Sun Belt title game vs. App State.

Complete 2021 All-Sun Belt Conference football teams

Player of the Year: Grayson McCall, QB, Coastal Carolina

Offensive Player of the Year: Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year: D’Marco Jackson, LB, App Sate

Newcomer of the Year: Chase Brice, QB, Appalachian State

Freshman of the Year: Montrell Johnson, RB, Louisiana

Coach of the Year: Billy Napier, Louisiana

First-team offense

QB: Grayson McCall, Coastal Carolina (RS So., Indian Trail, N.C.)

RB: Nate Noel, Appalachian State (So., Miami, Fla.)

RB: Shermari Jones, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Pensacola, Fla.)

OL: Max Mitchell, Louisiana (Jr., Monroe, La.)

OL: Cooper Hodges, Appalachian State (Jr., Glen St. Mary, Fla.)

OL: O’Cyrus Torrence, Louisiana (So., Greensburg, La.)

OL: Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State (RS Sr., Riverdale, Ga.)

OL: Baer Hunter, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Clemmons, N.C.)

TE: Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Cambridge, Mass.)

WR: Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

WR: Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Venice, Fla.)

WR: Corey Sutton, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Charlotte, N.C.)

First-team defense

DL: Josaiah Stewart, Coastal Carolina (Fr., Everett, Mass.)

DL: Demetrius Taylor, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Miami, Fla.)

DL: Javon Solomon, Troy (RS Fr., Tallahassee, Fla.)

DL: C.J. Brewer, Coastal Carolina (Super Sr., Bowdon, Ga.)

LB: D’Marco Jackson, Appalachian State (Sr., Spartanburg, S.C.)

LB: Carlton Martial, Troy (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

LB: Silas Kelly, Coastal Carolina (Super Sr., Mount Airy, Md.)

DB: Steven Jones Jr., Appalachian State (Sr., Rockingham, N.C.)

DB: Darrell Luter Jr., South Alabama (Jr., Hattiesburg, Miss.)

DB: Shaun Jolly, Appalachian State (Sr., Stone Mountain, Ga.)

DB: Antavious Lane, Georgia State (RS So., West Palm Beach, Fla.)

DB: D’Jordan Strong, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Batesville, Miss.)

First-team specialists

K: Chandler Staton, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Gainesville, Ga.)

P: Rhys Byrns, Louisiana (Jr., Rye, Victoria, Australia)

RS: Alan Lamar, Arkansas State (Sr., Olive Branch, Miss.)

AP: Chris Smith, Louisiana (RS So., Louisville, Miss.)

Second-team offense

QB: Levi Lewis, Louisiana (Sr., Baton Rouge, La.)

RB: Camerun Peoples, Appalachian State (Jr., Lineville, Ala.)

RB: Montrell Johnson, Louisiana (Fr., New Orleans, La.)

OL: Malik Sumter, Georgia State (RS Sr., Irmo, S.C.)

OL: Shane Vallot, Louisiana (RS Jr., Lafayette, La.)

OL: Austin Stidham, Troy (Jr., Russellville, Ala.)

OL: Willie Lampkin, Coastal Carolina (So., Lakeland, Fla.)

OL: Dylan Bradshaw, Troy (Sr., Enterprise, Ala.)

TE: Roger Carter, Georgia State (Sr., Columbia, S.C.)

WR: Malik Williams, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Chester, S.C.)

WR: Thomas Hennigan, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Greensboro, N.C.)

WR: Corey Rucker, Arkansas State (Fr., Bentonia, Miss.)

Second-team defense

DL: Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina (RS Sr., Durham, N.C.)

DL: Kivon Bennett, Arkansas State (RS Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

DL: Zi’Yon Hill, Louisiana (RS Jr., New Iberia, La.)

DL: CJ Wright, Georgia Southern (Sr., Sylvania, Ga.)

DL: Will Choloh, Troy (Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)

LB: Chauncey Manac, Louisiana (RS Sr., Homerville, Ga.)

LB : Trey Cobb, Appalachian State (Sr., Waycross, Ga.)

LB: Lorenzo McCaskill, Louisiana (RS Jr., Detroit, Mich.)

DB: Keith Gallmon Jr., South Alabama (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

DB: Percy Butler, Louisiana (Jr., Plaquemine, La.)

DB: Kaiden Smith, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)

DB: Eric Garror, Louisiana (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

Second-team specialists

K: Blake Grupe, Arkansas State (RS Jr., Sedalia, Mo.)

P: Anthony Beck II, Georgia Southern (RS Jr., Guyton, Ga.)

RS: Jalen Virgil, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)

AP: Alan Lamar, Arkansas State (Sr., Olive Branch, Miss.)

Third-team offense

QB: Chase Brice, Appalachian State (Gr., Grayson, Ga.)

RB: Chris Smith, Louisiana (RS So., Louisville, Miss.)

RB: Tucker Gregg, Georgia State (Sr., Chatsworth, Ga.)

OL: Anderson Hardy, Appalachian State (Jr., Raleigh, N.C.)

OL: Trey Carter, Coastal Carolina (Super Sr., Monroeville, Ala.)

OL: Dalton Cooper, Texas State (Fr., Prague, Okla.)

OL: Pat Bartlett, Georgia State (RS Sr., Newtown, Pa.)

OL: Khalil Crowder, Georgia Southern (RS Jr., Carrollton, Ga.)

TE: Lincoln Sefcik, South Alabama (So., Enid, Okla.)

WR: Tez Johnson, Troy (Fr., Pinson, Ala.)

WR: TeVailance Hunt, Arkansas State (Jr., Texarkana, Texas)

WR: Boogie Knight, ULM (Jr., Jefferson, Ohio)

Third-team defense

DL: Richard Jibunor, Troy (So., Delta State, Nigeria)

DL: Tayland Humphrey, Louisiana (RS Sr., Houston, Texas)

DL: Dontae Wilson, Georgia State (Sr., Jefferson, Ga.)

DL: Andre Jones, Louisiana (RS Jr., Varnado, La.)

LB: Nick Hampton, Appalachian State (Jr., Anderson, S.C.)

LB: Eldrick Robinson II, Georgia Southern (Fr., Pensacola, Fla.)

LB: Blake Carroll, Georgia State (Sr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)

DB: Quavian White, Georgia State (Sr., Greer, S.C.)

DB: Anthony Wilson, Georgia Southern (RS So., Columbia, S.C.)

DB: Alex Spillum, Coastal Carolina (RS Sr., Chanhassen, Minn.)

DB: Mekhi Garner, Louisiana (RS So., Mesquite, Texas)

DB: TJ Harris, Troy (Jr., Leesburg, Ga.)

Third-team specialists

K: Calum Sutherland, ULM (Sr., Keller, Texas)

P: Ryan Hanson, Arkansas State (RS Fr., Taylor, Texas)

RS: Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina (Sr., Venice, Fla.)

AP: Caleb Spurlin, Appalachian State (Super Sr., Galax, Va.)

Honorable mention (4 per team)

Appalachian State

Henry Pearson, TE (Sr., Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.)

Jordon Earle, DL (Jr., West Palm Beach, Fla.)

T.D. Roof, LB (Sr., Buford, Ga.)

Ryan Huff, DB (Sr., Athens, Ga.)

Arkansas State

Andre Harris, OL (RS Jr., Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Emmanual Stevenson, TE (Fr., Eufala, Ala.)

Joe Ozougwu, DL (RS Sr., Alief, Texas)

Elery Alexander, DB (Sr., Van Vleck, Texas)

Coastal Carolina

Braydon Bennett, RB (RS Fr., Greenville, S.C.)

Kameron Brown, WR (Super Sr., Graniteville, S.C.)

Teddy Gallagher, LB (Super Sr., Los Angeles, Calif.)

Enock Makonzo, DB (RS Sr., Lachine, Quebec, Canada)

Georgia Southern

Logan Wright, RB (RS Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.)

Aaron Dowdell, OL (Super Sr., Fairburn, Ga.)

Khaleb Hood, WR (Jr., McDonough, Ga.)

Justin Ellis, DL (RS Sr., Roswell, Ga.)

Georgia State

Jamyest Williams, RB (RS Sr., Athens, Ga.)

Aubry Payne, TE (RS Sr., Locust Grove, Ga.)

Thomas Gore, DL (RS So., Nashville, Tenn.)

Jordan Veneziale, LB (Jr., Dallas, Ga.)

Louisiana

Johnny Lumpkin, TE (RS Jr., Atlanta, Ga.)

Michael Jefferson, WR (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

Ferrod Gardner, LB (RS Sr., Dayton, Ohio)

Bralen Trahan, DB (RS Jr., Lafayette, La.)

ULM

Ty Shelby, DL (Gr., Houston, Texas)

Caleb Thomas, DL (Jr., Mansfield, Texas)

Traveion Webster, LB (Sr., Longview, Texas)

Zack Woodard, LB (Jr., Thomasville, Ala.)

South Alabama

Jake Bentley, QB (Sr., Opelika, Ala.)

Jalen Wayne, WR (Jr., Mobile, Ala.)

Wy’Kevious Thomas, DL (RS Fr., Riverdale, Ga.)

Jack Brooks, P (So., Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia)

Texas State

Kyle Hergel, OL (So., Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Jordan Revels, DL (So., Houston, Texas)

Caeveon Patton, DL (Sr., Cuero, Texas)

Seth Keller, K (So., Colleyville, Texas)

Troy

Kimani Vidal, RB (Fr., Marietta, Ga.)

KJ Robertson, LB (Jr., Alabaster, Ala.)

Reddy Steward, DB (So., Decatur, Ala.)

Cameron Kaye, LS (Sr., Naples, Fla.)

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