Sherman Football Blog Week 7 Game 8

By: Matt Thomas

OK. Normally, I kick this thing off with some positive things or maybe some real pedestrian observations that come across pretty neutral. Today, I’m starting with the “But wait” part.
 
If you were not lucky enough to make the drive to RoyseCity to watch the game live, or did and just did not realize it, let me fill you in on an interesting stat I mentioned in the post-game show on Friday.
 
While the final score might have seemed a bit lopsided at 59-36; don’t be deceived. That game was much closer than the score would have you believe. Thanks to a 24-7 first quarter romp by the Bearcats, everything looks rosy when the ink dries on the box score.
 
But as Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friends.”
 
The final three quarters of that game had the Bearcats picking up a 35-29 win over a team that entered the contest with a 1-5 record.
 
Both sides benefited from a rare occurrence on Friday, with each team scoring two defensive touchdowns. RCHS avoided a 38-0 deficit with a pair of fumble returns for scores while SHS got interception returns for scores from Tre Mask and Shacody Williams.
 
Now, I don’t mention the above stat to be incredibly negative. It’s more as a cautionary item. These Bearcats, despite having what everyone said would be their two toughest games out of the way, will be in for a dogfight if they bring anything less than their A-game to the field over the final weeks of the season.
 
That should start this Friday when they take on long-time rival Denison.
 
Don’t be deceived by Denison’s lackluster record. This game has all the trappings of one that could go down to the wire. Anyone who has followed these two schools for very long can tell you a story of when one of them came in with high expectations only to have them dashed by overlooking their biggest rivals.
 
Given that both teams have put some talented teams on the field over the last few seasons, this meeting has the potential to be one of the more even match-ups in recent memory.
 
Sherman obviously enters as a heavy favorite, but Denison enters with a chip on its shoulder after what has been a couple of rough seasons.
 
Sherman is a talented squad that, at times, has not necessarily played to its potential this season. If the Bearcats come waltzing in on Friday expecting to walk over their neighbors to the north, then it could turn into a dogfight.


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