9/15/2017 10:38:00 PM Sheridan dominates Clinton Prairie
Senior night turned into scoring night as the Sheridan Blackhawks parlayed a fast start into a 63-8 victory over the Clinton Prairie Gophers Friday night.
The game began with Sheridan receiving the coin toss and not long after that Joe Callahan ran the ball in for a 41 yard touchdown in a drive that took only 1:15 off the game clock.
An interception by Caine Spencer gave Drake Delph the chance to score the Blackhawks' second touchdown with a 16 yard run and the score was 14-0 with 9:09 left in the first quarter.
Tanner Swindle recovered a fumble soon after and Ange Gnamkey was able to turn the turnover into another touchdown after catching a 29 yard touchdown pass from Delph.
Callahan wasn't done scoring in the first quarter as he took the ball 48 yards to make the score 28-0 but Nicholas Burnell wanted to increase Sheridan's lead by catching a 37 yard touchdown pass and Sheridan sent the first quarter to a close with a 35 point lead.
The next score was a one yard run by Callahan as the first half ended with a 42-0 score in Sheridan's favor.
Gunnar Wiliams gave the Blackhawks the first score of the second half with a two yard touchdown run, extending their lead to 49-0 with 8:48 left in the third quarter.
The scoring continued as Cameron Hovey's six yard run sent Sheridan past the half century mark as the score was 56-0 with 2:41 left in the third quarter.
A shutout was out of the question as Clinton Prairie's Michael Royer caught a touchdown pass with 6:13 left in the game and a two point conversion made the score 56-8.
The onside kick attempt right after that touchdown fizzled as Swindle picked up the ball and ran it all the way back for a Sheridan touchdown as the score was now 63-8.
The game was called with 1:29 left in the fourth quarter after a blindside hit to Cole Cummings necessitated the senior needing to be carried off the field on a stretcher and the referees decided that it would be better to stop the game.
Sheridan coach Bud Wright was satisfied for the most part with his team's performance.
"In the second quarter I thought we made some mistakes that we should not have made but (we) just lost a little bit of concentration but other than that little short time in the second quarter I thought we played a pretty good ball game," Wright said.
Wright was very satisfied with the first quarter.
"We had them scouted pretty good and we knew there were some holes in their defense and we attacked it right off the bat and that got us going," Wright added.
Sheridan's next game is Friday night at the 2-3 Taylor Titans.