John Glenn Shuts Down Sheridan

By
Kaleb Carter


Updated Mon, Oct 1, 2012 10:57 am
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On a chilly Friday night at Paul Culver Jr. Stadium in Thornville, Sheridan’s offense froze at the hands of a stout John Glenn defense as the Generals suffered their first MVL loss of 2012, 28-0.

Neither team seemed to be able to put together long drives, with John Glenn (4-2, 3-2 MVL) forcing ten Sheridan (4-2, 3-1 MVL) punts, and Sheridan forcing seven the other way.
 
In a game where yardage was hard to come by early on, the Little Muskies would capitalize on a few opportunities, making all the difference in the contest.
 
After an initial three-and-out by the home team, John Glenn managed to block a Sheridan punt deep in their own territory and Stone Morgan scooped and scored to make it an early 7-0 lead.
 
It wouldn’t be until late in the first half that the Little Muskies would capitalize again when they put together a quick five-play drive that started on Sheridan’s 37-yard line; culminating in a four-yard touchdown run by Morgan to push the score to 14-0.
 
On the ensuing kickoff, a squib kick was utilized effectively as a Sheridan player coughed up the ball which resulted in a John Glenn possession. On the very next play, John Glenn quarterback Zach Swingle tossed a long ball that was hauled in by Grant Hall for a 36-yard touchdown right before the half.
 
After going in to the locker room up 21-0, not much changed for the Generals as John Glenn ran the ball to the tune of 266 yards. A 76-yard Blake Atkins run would be the only other score on the night, with the junior running back rushing for 124 yards on the night. Sheridan would finish the night with a total of just 81 offensive yards. Also of note was the first down advantage John Glenn held over Sheridan, with the Little Muskies picking up 13 first downs to the Generals' four.
 
Next week Sheridan hosts Philo (5-1, 4-1 MVL), and John Glenn heads on to Morgan (1-5, 0-4 MVL) to face the Raiders.
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