LOGAN – Sheridan took an early lead and never looked back in a 33-0 win at Logan on Sept. 3.
The Generals are now 3-0, setting up a mouth-watering clash with John Glenn next week to begin Muskingum Valley League play.
Senior running back Jason Munyan stole the show on the ground once again, scoring all but one of Sheridan’s five touchdowns.
I was happy to get the win,” Sheridan Head Coach Paul Culver III said. “I thought our offensive line continued to improve, and Munyan has been terrific. We have to get better at tackling and recognizing formations on defense, but we’ve come a long way.”
The visitors got the ball first but fumbled on consecutive plays to turn the ball over with 11:06 left in the first quarter. The Chieftains matched that first drive with a fumble of their own at 7:30 and the Generals got the ball back.
“We didn’t play the best that we could have,” Munyan said. “We played good, don’t get me wrong, but we could’ve played a lot better, and we have more room to improve.”
They wouldn’t disappoint the traveling fans this time around, as with 1:27 left in the first quarter Munyan punched in his first score from three yards out. On the ensuing possession, Sheridan would force a turnover on downs and hold onto the ball heading into the second quarter.
Munyan wasted no time scoring again, this time from 11 yards out. The Generals increased their lead to 14-0
Sheridan, who at this point had shaken off the nerves, gained even more momentum when Corey Amspaugh intercepted a Brayden Sturgell pass with 10:08 left in the second. Two minutes later, Munyan hit paydirt again for his hat trick.
“The scoreboard said everything,” Logan Head Coach Mike Eddy said. “We made too many mistakes and were too inconsistent to beat any opponent.”
Munyan would get his fourth touchdown just before halftime, a 12-yard run with 1:49 on the clock. The Generals would roll into halftime with a 27-0 lead.
Logan showed signs of life early in the second half, as Izaac Swope intercepted a Caden Sheridan pass with 9:28 left in the third. Logan would slow the offense down and get to the General seven-yard line with 1:47 left in quarter three.
The General defense held firm, however, and forced a turnover on downs, getting the ball back deep in their own territory.
“You have not,” Munyan said when asked whether people have seen the best of Sheridan football. “I’m sure you’ll see it next week starting with the MVL and a tough team in John Glenn.”
Sheridan would score one more time with 7:08 left in the game. A two-yard touchdown run by Caden Sheridan would see the running clock rule come into play for the remainder and Sheridan marched out of Chieftain Stadium with the victory.