Generals Offense Explodes To Ground The Electrics

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Coming in to this week this game was expected to be one of the marquee matchups in the MVL so far this season. The Sheridan Generals put an end to that notion very quickly.

From the opening kickoff, it was clear that the Generals were all business in this one. The Generals (6-0) were nothing short of dynamic offensively, and the defense did their share as well only allowing one first down during the entire first half. The Electrics (3-3) were simply not up to the task of slowing down the Generals offense, and struggled to get in a rhythm offensively throughout the first half leading to a 45-7 loss on the road.

Sheridan wasted no time getting started in this one.

On the opening drive for the Generals, Ethan Heller dropped back and found his fellow senior teammate Jacob Rhodes for a 26 yard pickup. On the next play from Philo’s 19 yard-line, Heller called his own number and scampered down the right sideline, and was pushed out of bounds right in front of the pylon for a gain of 18. Isaiah Austin finished off the drive on the next play with a one yard touchdown to put the Generals up 7-0 early in the first quarter.

Sheridan would quickly get the ball back after their defense forced a three and out, and did not squander the opportunity. Heller lead the offense on a six play 54 yard drive that concluded with a 16 yard touchdown pass to Cole Castro to extend the lead to 14-0 with six minutes to go in the first quarter.

The Electrics would once again go three and out on their second drive, and give the ball back to the potent Sheridan offense.Heller would proceed to lead his offense back down the field, and would eventually find his receiver Logan Ranft down the left sideline for a 25 yard strike to put the Generals in the driver’s seat 21-0.

It was clear Philo had to get something going fast to slow down Sheridan. On a pivotal third and five play the Electrics put the ball in Junior quarterback Hunter Adolph’s hands. He dropped back to throw but the pass fell incomplete and Philo was once again forced to punt the ball away.

Sheridan was not content with the lead they already had. They went on another impressive drive that took seven plays and 60 yards, that culminated with Isaiah Austin running in for his second touchdown of the night.

Philo showed a glimpse of light on their next drive, as they picked up eleven on first down to move the chains for the first time in the half. This would not last long as Sheridan’s stood up again, and stopped the Electrics right in their tracks. Ethan Heller and the offense once again took over, and Heller showed his ability as a runner once again as he took the read option down the right sideline for a 13 yard touchdown run to make the score 35-0.

Sheridan would add another touchdown on a 41 yard touchdown run by Will Hamilton to make the score 42-0 going in to halftime.

Ethan Heller was as perfect as you can get in a half of football. He was 14 for 14 for 250 yards with two passing touchdowns, and another on the ground. The Generals outgained the Electrics 372-7 in the first half.

After a performance like tonight, the Generals have to feel like they can beat anybody. Next week they square off with the defending conference champs the Tri Valley Scotties who are also undefeated. This will be the biggest game of the year to date in the MVL.

As for Philo, they return home next week, and will look to get back on track after dropping back to back games. They play host to the Coshocton Redskins.