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October 26, 2013

Ramblers go big in defeating Trojans

ATTICA, Ind. — Big plays were the difference when Attica hosted Covington in sectional football action. The Ramblers got most of the big plays to go their way as they won 54-0.

Early in the game, both teams played well. Attica drove from their own 20 to the Covington 33, but a flag backed them up and forced a punt.

It was a good one by Carson Davis as Lance Whorrall caught it on the Covington six-yard line.

The Trojans showed they had come to play on their first snap. Quarterback Halen Noble faded back into the end zone from where he threw a long pass down the right sideline that went slightly beyond the receiver.

“We worked on that play all week,” said Travis Brown, the Covington head coach. “We were going to use it no matter where we were on the field.”

Attica got its first two big plays on the next drive - a 20-yard and a 16-yard run by Lance Whorrall, the latter to give Attica a 6-0 lead.

Covington got the ball back and started a good drive primarily using the legs of Gage Hegg. They moved into Attica territory, but Carson Davis picked off an errant pass to end the threat.

Two plays later, the Trojans got the ball back when Quentin Andrews also garnered an interception.

That would have ended the first quarter except there was a penalty, so the teams played an extra untimed down. It resulted in a Covington fumble that gave the ball back to Attica.

On the ensuing snap, Attica quarterback Brady Sheridan ran 60 yards for a touchdown.

Covington went to the air at that point, but Whorrall picked off a pass and the Ramblers had a short field to work with. They took advantage when Sheridan threw to Davis for a 41-yard score. The extra point was wide but the hosts were up 19-0 with less than three minutes gone in the second quarter.

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