When two teams are mismatched on paper, the game should not be close.
And that’s exactly what happened Friday night in a first-round Class A Sectional 45 battle between Sheridan and South Putnam. The Blackhawks came into the game with a 5-4 record and had won four of their last five games. South Putnam was 4-5 but had lost three of its last four.
The result? Sheridan rolled over the outmanned Eagles, 49-12.
“We’re feeling pretty good right now,” Sheridan Coach Larry “Bud” Wright said after the lopsided victory.
Of course Wright, Indiana’s winningest high school football coach, knows a good bit about winning in the postseason. He has guided Sheridan to 19 sectional titles – and nine times went on to win the state championship.