VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — Fountain Central used a mix of running and passing along with solid defense to get the 45-6 win over Attica on Friday.
Both teams tried to get their running games going at the start of the game and neither was immediately successful, as both squads had to punt on their first possession.
Fountain Central put the first points on the board as they finally began to create holes for running back Daniel Harrison.
The senior running back, who would rack up over 100 yards on the night, carried four times in a row on the second Mustang possession of the first quarter to pick up 45 yards.
Collin Strange then carried for a big gain, but his run was called back because of a Fountain Central holding penalty.
That sent the Mustangs to the air, where Koby Pierce hit Ethan Woodrow for a 16-yard gain to the Attica six from where Harrison would score on the next play.
Attica caught a break on the ensuing kickoff as Fountain Central was flagged for running into a fair catch, but the Ramblers could not move the ball and had to punt.
Fountain Central next used the legs of Pierce as he made several runs on the next Mustang possession — one that added another touchdown to their total on the first play of the second quarter.
The Ramblers continued to try to run the ball, but the Fountain Central defense often was able to string out the plays for little or no gain.
“I thought our front seven played really well tonight,” said Mustang head coach Brian Moore. “I also think we were pretty quick out there. We worked on that in the summer and I think we’re faster than we were a year ago.
Fountain Central added a third touchdown midway through the second quarter and that seemed to change the game.