Big second half lifts Owls to win

For The Tribune


Seymour put touchdowns on the board in every period and rolled to a 41-7 Hoosier Hills Conference win Friday night at Jennings County.

The Owls (3-4, 2-3 HHC) dominated over the final three quarters by outscoring the Panthers 27-0.

The Owls had 208 yards rushing and 225 passing.

“For the most part I was very pleased with our assignments and alignment and getting lined up and playing football tonight,” Owls coach Mike Kelly said.

After the Owls forced the Panthers to punt on their first possession of the third period, the Owls scored on a 38-yard run by Ezra Barr. He was filling in at running back for Cam Blanton, who was injured in practice Tuesday.

Barr finished with 88 yards on eight carries.

On Seymour’s next possession, Alan Perry and Devin Hill teamed up on a 56-yard pass play for a touchdown.

Noah McAfee completed Seymour’s scoring with a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Both teams got off to good starts offensively by scoring touchdowns on their first possessions.

The Owls received the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards in 12 plays and scored on a 7-yard pass from Alan Perry to Hill. The snap on the extra point was high, and the score remained 6-0.

The Panthers (2-5, 1-4 HHC) came right back and scored on their first play from scrimmage, a 54-yard pass play from Chase Reason to Zane Bieneke. That score came just 20 seconds after Seymour’s score.

Seymour didn’t wait long to get the lead back when Ezra Barr ran 20 yards with 1:23 on the clock. Perry ran in the extra point for a 14-6 lead.

The big play in the drive was a 29-yard pass from Perry to Devin Hill on a fourth down play.

Seymour forced the Panthers to punt midway through the second period and used three runs by Barr covering 30 yards,and a 25-yard run by Perry for the TD with 2:55 on the clock.

Perry completed 12 of 20 passes for 153 yards in the first half and finished with 14 of 25 for 225 yards. He completed passes to five different receivers.

He completed four passes to Tyler Bullard and three each to Hill, Jack Roberts, and Alazae Louden.

Perry also rushed for 91 yards.

“A little bit of what we’re doing offensively makes it all the more challenging defensively to defend us,” Kelly said.

Seymour will play host to New Albany on Friday night.