A season that started so promising has gone through a rough patch for the Sheridan Blackhawks football team.
Sheridan started the year by beating the defending Class 2A state champs, Western Boone and then thrashed Class 3A Benton Central by 42 points to go 2-0. A setback against Tri-Central was followed with a couple more victories and a 4-1 mark.
Since then, it’s been nothing but rough roads. The once state-ranked SHS gridders fell to Class 2A Seeger by a couple of scores and then last week lost any chance at a Hoosier Heartland Conference title when 8th-ranked Eastern Comets drilled the Blackhawks 49-14. The victory gives the 8-0 Comets at least a share of the HHC crown.
The game started out well when Sheridan’s Silas Devaney IV threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Warren for a 7-0 first-quarter lead. But Eastern scored 49 of the next 56 points and Sherdian fell to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference.
Cameron Hovey rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries.
Sheridan travels to Carroll for the regular season finale Friday night at 7.
Sheridan will play host to 2-5 Indianapolis Tindley in a Class 2A, Sectional 46 opener Oct. 23. Should the Blackhawks win that, second-ranked Indianapolis Lutheran waits in the semifinals and undefeated and eighth-ranked Covenant Christian is in the other bracket.