Pierce completed three passes to open the game for a total of 20 yards, and Moore had two more pass plays built into the game plan. They didn’t need them. The Mustangs saw an opportunity to launch their running attack, and they executed the game plan to perfection.
The first running play of the game was Harrison’s 41-yard sprint to the left side, and once that was successful, the Fountain Central coaches gained confidence in their backfield.
The Mustangs’ defense forced three fumbles and recovered two, and got an interception from Harrison. They scored immediately following each of the turnovers.
Attica’s offense did, however, find 101 passing yards from Sheridan including a screen to Carson Davis early in the second half that turned into a 66-yard completion for a touchdown. The Red Ramblers still could not find success on the ground as they finished the game with negative-14 rushing yards.
The Mustangs will attempt to take their defensive success into next week’s regional game against top-ranked Linton-Stocton. But for now, they will take a moment to reflect on winning another sectional title and continuing the program’s winning tradition.
“This means a lot,” Harrison said. “I was growing up in the eighth grade and I watched them go to state and everything that year. I always wanted to be a part of that. Then, my freshman year, I wanted to be a part of it, too. Being a freshman, I didn’t start. Then this comes along and it’s just been great that we’ve been able to do this my senior year.”