Flanagan paces Providence in rout of Crawford County

Flanagan paces Providence in rout of Crawford County


Flanagan paces Providence in rout of Crawford County


Providence’s defense struggled to contain running back Jacob Sherron on Friday night, but his efforts weren’t enough for Crawford County. The Pioneers bettered the Wolfpack 41-18 to advance in the first round of the IHSAA 2A Sectional tournament.

Sherron, who finished with 154 rushing yards from 10 carries, completed the night with three touchdowns. Providence’s Aaron Flanagan matched those three touchdowns, however, scoring twice in the second half to help his team pull away for the victory. Micah Oberhausen added a pair of rushing TDs for the Pioneers.

Providence (4-6) wasted no time getting its own offense started, answering Sherron’s first TD – a 3-yard pass from Dakota Novak – with running back Flanagan’s 40-yard run. Fellow back Alex Roederer then scored on first-and-goal from the 1-yard line. A kick from Evan Striby put the Pioneers in front 7-6.

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A high snap to Novak led to a fumble recovery at the 25-yard line by Providence’s Brogan Welch. Flanagan ran in his first touchdown the next play. After an impressive defensive series, the Pioneers’ offense drove again, and Oberhausen scored from 5 yards early in the second quarter.

Crawford County (2-8), after a near interception, a tipped pass, a short completion and a false start penalty, faked a punt to gain 40 yards and eventually score. After another missed extra point, the score was 20-12.

Flanagan scored his second touchdown in the third quarter, racing 35 yards into the end zone. Sherron one-upped him on the following punt return, running it back 80 yards for the score.

The fourth quarter eliminated any final postseason hope for Crawford County, however, as Flanagan ran in a 23-yard run with 8:35 minutes left, and Oberhausen scored on a 7-yard run in the final four minutes.


Crawford County 6 6 6 0 18
Providence 13 7 7 14 41


First Quarter

CC – Jacob Sherron 3 TD pass from Dakota Novak (kick failed), 8:03

P – Alex Roederer 1 TD run (Evan Striby kick), 5:14

P – Aaron Flanagan 25 TD run (kick failed), 3:26

Second Quarter

P – Micah Oberhausen 5 TD run (Evan Striby kick), 10:40

CC – Jacob Sherron 7 TD pass from Dakota Novak (kick failed), 6:41

Third Quarter

P – Aaron Flanagan 35 TD run (Evan Striby kick), 9:45

CC – Jacob Sherran 80 TD punt return (conversion pass failed), 9:34

Fourth Quarter

P – Aaron Flanagan 23 TD run (Evan Striby kick), 8:35

P – Micah Oberhausen 7 TD run (Evan Striby kick), 3:30


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