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Jack Sherry has game to remember

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Story by BILLY RUTLEDGE

South Oldham defeated North Oldham 43-42.

South won in double overtime on a 2-point conversion.

Senior quarterback Jack Sherry scored every point for the Dragons.

Now, let’s let that sink in for a moment. Five passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown, six extra points and a 2-point conversion to win the game.

Sherry was a dominating force that the Mustangs could not stop— and neither could the Oldham County Colonels a week before.

With both wins under his belt, the Dragons are now the champions of the county for the second time in school history, the last time being in 2005. 

This monumental achievement came off the shoulders of many key players such as senior linemen Tom Singer and Jamie Breaden and senior running back and linebacker Dallas Banks — but none more than Sherry, the leader of the offense.

“It means so much, we finally established ourselves as the team to beat in the county in Coach Reed’s third year,” Sherry said. “It’s huge for the seniors plus it was one of our biggest goals to be county champs.”

But it took some serious guts to pull out the nail biting victory over North Oldham last Friday night. After several lead changes between the two schools, they found themselves in overtime. 

In the first, South decided to go for it on fourth and five instead of kicking a field goal. It resulted in a strike from Sherry to TiCorion Williams and to force a second overtime. In the second, after scoring another touchdown and extra point away from a tie, Reed decided to go for two and the win which Sherry ran in for the touchdown.

“The play calling showed he had confidence in us. Everyone did their job and there was no way I was going to score without them,” Sherry said.

Sherry may have been the star, but all of the South Oldham Dragons are now the champions of the county. 

Next step for the Dragons will be the district championship where these teams will meet again and for a much bigger prize.

“We have to stay hot through the games that decided our playoff seed and hopefully we will reach our goal of winning it all,” Sherry said.

 

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