For The Tribune
Jeffersonville had too much speed for Seymour at the skilled positions and defeated the Owls 48-37 in a Hoosier Hills Conference at Blair Field on Friday.
“We’ve got to do a better job of staying composed,” Owls coach Mike Kelly said. “We did not play our positions, responsibilities. That is something we got to work on.”
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The Red Devils scored two touchdowns in each of the first two periods to lead 28-13 at the half.
A Jeffersonville player fumbled on the hosts’ first possession of the game and Alex Toppe recovered at the Jeffersonville 38-yard line.
Nathan O’Mara rushed 21 yards on first down, but the Owls couldn’t get any closer than the 7-yard line and gave up possession of the ball.
Jeffersonville scored on a 14-yard pass from Shaun Wimberly to Isaiah Carter, and on an 8-yard run by Kam Fuller to lead 14-0 at the end of the first.
The Owls lit up the scoreboard when Alan Perry scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak and added a second score on a 34-yard pass from Perry to Tyler Bullard.
Wimberly scored on a 1-yard run, and threw 10 yards to Jackson Jolley-Little for another score and 28-13 lead at the half.
Perry completed 7 of 13 passes in the first half for 103 yards and finished with 17 of 27 with 321 yards.
Bullard was Seymour’s leading receiver with 6 catches for 126 yards.
O’Mara gained 47 yards on six carries in the first half and finished with 82 yards.
Jeffersonville had 10 first downs in the first half to five for the Owls. Seymour lost a fumble in the second quarter.
The Owls received the second-half kickoff and drove 57 yards in 10 plays and scored on a 31-yard pass from Perry to Bullard. Jacob Kriete’s kick made the score 28-20 with 9:01 on the clock.
Leo Pena intercepted one of Wimberly passes on Jeffersonville’s next possession to set up a 25-yard field goal by Kriete.
The Red Devils came back and scored on an 82-yard kickoff by Jeremiah Thornton.
Both teams scored on their first possessions of the fourth quarter. Jeff score was by Fuller when he recovered a fumble in the end zone.
The Owls came right and scored on a 55-yard pass from Perry to Bullard with 9:40 remaining.
Perry scored Seymour’s final touchdown on a sneak.
“We got to score when we get the chance,” Kelly said. “We didn’t do a good job of that and that is my responsibility. We can play better than we showed. We didn’t execute well enough. We showed some fight.”
The Owls will host Columbus East on Friday night at Bulleit Stadium.