LOST CREEK — South Harrison took an early lead and never gave it up on Friday night as the Class A No. 15 Hawks downed Sherman at home, 36-14, at Gary Barnette Field.
The Tide fumbled twice on their opening drive and on the second gaffe, the Hawks recovered and made the maroon and gold pay.
Two running plays later coupled with a Tide penalty, and the ball was at the 35-yard line. Hawks quarterback Jaren Robinson then spotted Jacob Haddix downfield and the result was a score.
Later in the first half, Landon McFadden caught a 64-yard scoring strike from the quarterback, followed by Robinson running in the first of his two 2-point conversions of the half.
Just a minute later, After a pick of a Sherman passing attempt by Jason LaAsmar, Robinson fired a pass to McFadden, who slipped through two would-be tacklers and outraced the remainder of the Tide for a 45-yard touchdown.
The Tide has struggled with turnovers all season and once again found themselves fighting the turnover bug again versus the Hawks.
South Harrison’s defense proved troublesome for the Tide on a slippery field as the maroon and gold found trouble sustaining drives on this night while finding the first down marker.
In the fourth quarter, Sherman hit pay dirt twice as Tide quarterback Davy Jarrell scored from seven yards out and TJ Hager scored on a 54-yard jaunt.
The Tide’s lone win this season came in the “Showdown for the Shovel” versus cross-county Class A rival Van.
South Harrison (5-4) will travel to Parsons on Nov. 8 to close out its season against Tucker County.
Sherman (1-8) will travel to Lincoln County that same night.
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