A microcosm of Sandusky's 61-27 loss in the second round of the Division II playoffs to Maple Heights Friday night at Avon Lake's Memorial Stadium took place four minutes into the third quarter.
After the Blue Streaks had marched 61 yards in 10 plays that took three minutes and 10 seconds off the clock to pull within 41-21, the Mustangs got the ball back and scored in 11 seconds on a 65-yard touchdown run by Devonte' Ransom.
Too quick, too often.
Nine touchdown drives for the Mustangs totaled just 11 minutes and seven seconds.
The biggest factor in making the Mustangs go is senior quarterback Shaquille Washington. The University of Cincinnati recruit stands just 5-foot-9 and weighs 170 pounds, but is loaded with explosiveness and the ability to make big plays at a moment's notice.
Washington finished with 152 yards and three touchdowns passing on 10 of 16 attempts, and ran for 166 yards and three touchdowns on just nine attempts.
He did not play in the fourth quarter.
For the rest of this story, read Saturday's Sandusky Register.