South Oldham celebrates senior night with a bang

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Dragons roll over Grant County

CRESTWOOD — Jacob Lamb and the rest of the South Oldham High School Dragons had no problem leading Grant County to the slaughter in a 74-26 win on Friday.

Lamb and South Oldham’s big play ability rocked Grant County with 40-point second quarter points as the Dragons turned a tight game into a 61-20 blowout by halftime.

“I think we really deflated them in the second quarter with our passing,” Lamb said. “Plus that opened up our running game. We didn’t want to lose on our senior night either.”

With junior quarterback Shelby Caudill completing nine of 15 passes for 114 yards and three touchdowns, the Braves stayed even with the Dragons in the first quarter.

South Oldham gained a 21-20 lead thanks to its running game on a 23-yard run from Dallas Banks, a 25-yard run from Marc Stephens and a 47-yard run from Roger Johnson.

Grant County cut the Dragons’ lead to 1 point on the second play of the second quarter when Caudill hit Jared Martin with a 14-yard scoring pass. From there, it was all South Oldham.

The Dragons answered on the next drive with a seven-play, 59-yard scoring drive capped by a 23-yard touchdown catch by senior wide receiver Justin Merrill. Sherry struck again on the next possession when he hit Lamb with a slant pass over the middle as Lamb broke through the Grant defense and raced 53 yards for the score for a 33-20 lead.

South Oldham’s defense got into the act scoring on the next two possessions. Senior linebacker Dillon Banks picked a pass off in the center of the field and returned it four yards for a score. On the next series, Dallas Banks intercepted a pass and wove his way down the right sideline 42 yards for a score that put the Dragons up 47-20.

“We have been harping on our defense all season long, so they are probably tired of hearing it,” South Oldham coach Jamie Reed said. “We changed a couple of little things and I guess the kids liked it because they came out and did everything they were supposed to.”

After Grant County fumbled away the ensuing kickoff, the Dragons made it 54-20 when reserve quarterback Kameron Doleman swept around the right end for a five-yard score. South Oldham capped the first half scoring when Sherry hit lamb with a 55-yard touchdown pass down the left side.

The Dragons opened the second half with a six-play, 71-yard scoring drive capped by a 14-yard touchdown run from Dallas Banks. The final score came on the next series when Sherry and Lamb hooked up for a third time on a 20-yard scoring pass.

The win raises South Oldham’s record to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in district play. SOHS stays in district this Friday with a 7:30 p.m. game at Cooper in Hebron.
Story by Mickey Patterson, special to The Oldham Era. Email us about this story at sports@oldhamera.com.