Seymour senior wide out enjoying first and final season with Owls


The Seymour football team has become more of a family this season since Elijah and Ethan Corwin joined the team.

They are nephews of Owls head Coach Mike Kelly. Elijah is a senior wide receiver and Ethan is a junior linebacker.

Both played at Jay County until this year, when they decided they wanted to play for their uncle this season.

“It’s been a great experience,” Elijah said. “It’s a very friendly town that has accepted me. “I started out in flag football and moved up to peewee. I like how everybody becomes close during the season, and how many friendships are made during the season.”

He said the post is his favorite passing route.

“It’s seven steps (before making a cut). That’s how we’re supposed to measure it so it’s all timed up correctly,” Crowin said. “We have a bunch of routes that help us get open.”

Corwin, who had one reception at South Dearborn, said he has had to adjust to Seymour’s system because at Jay County they had a wide receiver and two wing backs.

“We didn’t throw very much,” he said. “It was a pretty big change coming down here learning a new offense.”

Corwin said he enjoys playing and practicing on turf.

“It’s a lot nicer than playing on grass. You don’t roll your ankles or anything as much,” he said. “It’s a great experience playing at home coming down from Jay County. They didn’t get into the games as much, but here it’s amazing to see how much people come out and support the Seymour Owls.”

He said you need to work hard at practice to succeed in games.

“Practice is important. It shows us what we need to accomplish to be able to win the games on Friday night,” Corwin said. “Weight training is very important so that when we get into the season we don’t get physically dominated by other teams.”

Corwin worked with the Owls during the summer and went to the camp at Greencastle with the team.

“It helped me get acclimated to the offense and start learning what I was supposed to be doing,” Corwin said. “Communication is very important. The mental part of sports is very important and we get talked to about it every week by our coaches about how important it is to be there physically and mentally.”

He plans to compete in track in the spring and looks forward to being in high jump and throwing the discus. He high-jumped in middle school and said 6-foot will be his goal in high jump.

The senior has enjoyed attending SHS.

“The teachers and my classes have been great,” Corwin said. “It’s taught me a lot about perseverance and how not to give up, so being part of the football team and (Kelly) being my uncle, has helped out a lot. “I’m just looking forward to a great football season and a great track season.”

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Name: Elijah Corwin

School: Seymour High School

Parents: Mitch and Sabrina Corwin

Siblings: Ethan, Ezekiel, Rebekah

Sports: football 4 years, track and field 1 year

Athletic honors: football-most improved

Organizations: National Honor Society, German Club

Plans after high school: military

Favorite food: lasagna

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite movie: Elf

Favorite team: Indianapolis Colts


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