Sheridan tops Washington Court House in offensive war

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THORNVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The second round of the playoffs have arrived and gone, and Thornville was the place to be if you wanted to see nearly 100 points scored. Sheridan ran all over this Washington Court House defense, and overtook the Blue Lions 60-34.

Sheridan started with the football and wasted absolutely no time at all marching straight down the field. Reid Packer was an absolute machine on the ground before Alex Poirier was able to find the end zone and go up 7-0. 

The Blue Lions’ offense was able to respond very well to the points just scored against them. A long, methodical drive ended up in Troy Thompson getting to the outside and rushing it in, tying the score at seven. 

A couple of quick 3 and outs on the offensive side for both teams led to Sheridan finding their legs on offense right at the end of the 3rd quarter. This time it was Justin Munyan finding the end zone from 8 yards out, putting the Generals up 13-7 after a missed extra point. 

The first quarter ended with just a few touchdowns on the board. A lot of early action, though, would lead to an offensive onslaught the rest of the way.

Fast forward to about 5 minutes left to play in the first half and that’s when Troy Thompson threw up a prayer to Lemaster and he brought it in right over top the Sheridan corner. This put the Blue Lions up 14-13.

That score seemed to fire Sheridan up. They came out and scored within 3 minutes. It was quarterback Reid Packer scrambling in from 20 yards out to put the Generals back on top, 20-14; however, they weren’t done.

AJ Winders intercepted Thompson and set the Generals up with amazing field position. A drive that lasted just about a minute found Reid Packer taking it in himself once again. This would put the Generals up 13 going into the half. 

Sheridan did not slow down in the second half. Packer played 1 more offensive drive in which he hit the trifecta. He bulldozed his way in for his 3rd touchdown on the night, and from then on, it was the  Caden Sheridan show. He absolutely dominated the second half with his powerful run game. He scored a couple times and the Generals ended up putting 60 on the board by the time this one was finished. 

The Blue Lions were able to get 3 touchdowns themselves in the second half. But it was obviously nowhere near enough to keep up with the high paced Sheridan offense. They would end up losing by 26 points, 60-34. 

Sheridan will move on next week to take on Bloom-Carroll, who defeated Tri-Valley in order to advance. Washington Court House, on the other hand, is going to have to accept defeat and come into next season with a chip on their shoulder, ready to prove to everyone that they are hungry and want more than what they ended with this year.