The 1981 Seymour High School football team went 8-3. This year’s team made the state playoffs for the first time in school history. After beating Connersville 41-18 to conclude the regular season, SHS learned it had qualified for the District 4, Class-AAA playoffs thanks to additional losses by Floyd Central and Terre Haute South. In the road playoff game, the Owls fell to Martinsville 22-8. First row, from left, James Day, Tom Goecker, Ray Smith, Max Goecker, John Allman, Davit Wait, David Davis; second row, Brett Stigdon, Gary Weller, Jerry Lucas, John Cordes, Greg Sutton, J.B. Hamblin, Tim Deppe; third row, John Dykes, Ron McManus, Steve Smith, John King, Eric Warren, Mike Kelley, Pete Storey; fourth row, Jeff Mitchell, John Vehslage, John Bullard, Bruce Werskey, Jeff Henry, Steve Pottschmidt, Phil Boknecht; fifth row, Brad Prather, Gary Armstrong, Richard Branaman, Brian Personett, Jon Findley, Brian Fish.
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