South finishes strong at Shelby County

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Dragons roll 34-16 behind Sherry, O-line

SHELBYVILLE — South Oldham got on top quickly and never looked back in its regular season finale at Shelby County.

Dragons junior quarterback Jack Sherry connected with senior running back Steward Williams for a 72-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter to take an early lead and South Oldham rolled to a 34-16 win.

After Williams' touchdown run, the Dragons forced a three-and-out to get the offense back on the field. South Oldham junior running back Dallas Banks then ripped off a 48-yard touchdown run for the final score.

“I was being a team player tonight, doing what I had to do to help the team out.” Williams said.
The Dragons weren’t done either. After the Rockets kicked a short field goal, Sherry connected with Williams two other times for touchdowns and with senior wide receiver Jacob Lamb for a 77-yard touchdown catch.

One thing that has improved for the Dragons throughout the season has been the offensive line, which  has been up and down all year. On Friday, South Oldham rushed for over 200 yards in the win against Shelby County.

“We have learned what works and what doesn’t," senior offensive lineman Matt Johnson said. "We have really come together and gotten better.”

The state playoffs begin Friday, as South Oldham travels to Anderson County.

 “There is no doubt that momentum going into playoff game will help us and Anderson (County) is a good team," South Oldham coach Jamie Reed said. "We're looking forward to playing next week.”  

Story by Billy Rutledge/Special to The Oldham Era

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