Down 21-0, Attica had no choice but to try to go to the air to get back into the game. While Sheridan did have several good completions to Cody Parker and Lance Whorrall, he will probably be seeing numbers 68 and 86 in his dreams.
Kiowa Simonton (86) and Blaine Kinderman (68) lined up on the right side of the defensive line and spent much of the night either sacking Sheridan or at least making sure he had little time to find a receiver.
However, it was not only the Mustang defense that had its moments on the night. Justin Harmeson picked off a Pierce pass in the second quarter that led to the lone Rambler score.
With three minutes left in the half, Sheridan began throwing and having enough success despite the Mustang pressure to move the ball down the field.
He hit a pass to Tyler Campbell, ran a reverse to Whorrall and then carried the final 18 yards for a touchdown that made it 21-6, as the two-point pass play was incomplete.
The Mustangs then scored one last time in the first half to go up 28-6 at intermission.
Attica got the ball to start the third quarter, but Trevor Loveall picked off a pass and four plays later, Cristian Viveros kicked a 25-yard field goal to make it 31-6.
The Ramblers kept battling but they never were able to get their running game going despite using a lot of motion and misdirection.
Attica head coach Ryan Good gave credit to the Mustangs for the problems.
“Overall we have the ability to throw,” said Good, “but their line and interior linebackers played well and prevented it.”
Good said he thought his team played hard “until the 10-minute mark of the fourth quarter, but then we kind of gave up.”
In that final span, the Mustangs added two more touchdowns.