With the defense holding steady, the Falcons had multiple opportunities late in the game, but turned the ball over on downs on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter. Their final drive ended with an interception by Sheridan. It was the fourth turnover by the Falcons in the game (three fumbles, one interception), in addition to turning the ball over on downs four times.
“It’s unbelievable” Attica coach Ryan Good said. “We came in with a solid game plan. We weren’t sure how it was going to turn out, but we all stayed positive. Like I said just now with the kids, it’s all about effort and giving everything you’ve got from start to finish in the game. I think that’s what we did. We were out-matched talent-wise, maybe, position-wise, but I think overall, our kids gave every ounce of effort that they could and just gave everything that they could possibly give.”
Sheridan completed 12 of his 17 pass attempts, and rushed for 62 yards. Carson Davis was Attica’s leading receiver with seven catches for 62 yards. Davis also completed a pass for 19 yards to Logan Harmeson on a fake punt at the end of the third quarter.
Earl ran for 103 yards on 24 carries, and Wright rushed for 77 yards.
“It was a great run,” North Vermillion senior lineman and linebacker Ethan Kunkle said. “I had so much fun during this run during the season. I love every one of my team members. We had a great run.
“Congrats to Attica. They played tough. We just don’t know — don’t know what happened.”
North Vermillion is now 22-2 in the last two seasons, but will have to wait until next season to defend its WRC title and continue its 19-game regular season win streak.
Attica will take on Fountain Central next week in the sectional championship in Veedersburg.