Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday night was a night of highs and lows. Unfortunately, more lows than highs. It was Senior Night and that is always Special! This has been an unbelievable Senior Class that has stuck together through the toughest of times. They have been a part of us winning our first Playoff Game in a long time as Sophomores. They have been a part of hosting our first Playoff Game in a long time as Juniors. Then they have been part of a "Year Gone South!" Unfortunately, many of our woes that have led to this they had no part in. They have hung together as a group of 20 that have not let go of the rope and continued to play and/or lead through many injuries, many heart brakes, and many tough losses. This group will be a success in life because of their heart, work habits, and never say die attitude. Thank you for coming out and supporting a group of guys that have certainly paid the price but on the surface
, received few external benefits for their hard work and dedication.
It was good to see Braden Lunday be cleared to play his final home game on Senior night. Though not full speed, it meant a lot to him and to our team. Brockton Brown played his best game with six catches for 92 yards and 25 yards rushing giving him over 100 yards for the night. It was good to see Brandon Bennett come in at quarterback and play well. He was 13 or 29 for 230 yards passing and two touchdowns. Brandon has hung in there all year and played very little, but when the opportunity was there, he produced. Dylan Perdue caught a TD pass on his Senior Night. Dakota Hedden won the won the Charles Whitworth Award given to the Outstanding Senior on Senior Night given by the Touchdown Club. Jordan Smith had three catches for 59 yards and Luke Hill caught his first Varsity reception as a 9th grader. Dallas Jordan and Hunter Hughes were our most consistent offensive linemen.
Defensively, there weren't many bright spots. They rushed for over 400 yards and that is pitiful. Obviously, we had a hard time tackling them. Logan Loftis was our leading tackler with 14 tackles. Brandon Jones played well playing defensive tackle and end. McKinley Williams (9th grade) came in the second half and played well at defensive end. He is relentless chasing the ball. Brady Bibb had a nice pass broken up on a deep post route. Collin Taylor had eight tackles and a tackle for a loss. Overall, we missed "way-too-many" tackles to give ourselves a chance to be in the game.
Friday night at 7:00 we open the playoffs at Jonesboro. We plan on visiting the ASU Football Facilities and watching them practice Friday afternoon. It will be a long trip but one I think the team will really enjoy. Jonesboro has an outstanding team playing in the conference with North Little Rock, Conway, West Memphis and others. The Playoffs start a completely new season. We look forward to the challenge and to see a different part of the state.Louis Campbell
Head Football Coach
Sheridan High School
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