Owls and Braves head south for Week 3


Jackson County football fans will once again have to hit the road this Friday night to see their favorite teams.

Seymour heads down to face Hoosier Hills Conference rival Madison while Brownstown Central will go south to tackle Eastern (Pekin).

Last week the Owls fended off a late Jeffersonville rally to move to 2-0 for the second year in a row. 

A win against the Cubs would move the Owls to 3-0 for the first time in 18 years. The 2001 season saw the Owls go 12-0 and win their last sectional title before falling to Cathedral in the regional round. 

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The Owls have had their way with Madison over the years, going 22-2 in the past 35 years. Historically, they’ve met in the regular-season finale since 1997 but changes to the league schedule pushed this into the third week of the season. 

Typically this early in the season, teams don’t get to gauge their opponents against like opponents. However, both Seymour and Madison have battled South Dearborn. Seymour used a dramatic, come-from-behind effort to get the win while the Cubs were shut out 34-0. 

Kelly doesn’t believe those results should translate into an easy win for the Owls. He’s still expecting to have to fight for a victory just like they have the past two weeks.

So far this season, Seymour has been relying on the two-pronged rushing attack of Brendan Smith and Chandler Drummond. The duo has combined for the majority of the Owls’ rushing attack and Smith had his hand in all four touchdowns last Friday in Jeffersonville. 

Expect the tandem to pound the Cubs this Friday.

For the Braves, this week has been spent less preparing for Eastern (Pekin) and more about focusing on themselves.

Coach Reed May knows the Musketeers are struggling this year, losing their first two games of the year by an average of 33 points. 

Pekin surrendered a win to Clarksville last week, 58-14, and it’s the first time the Generals have won a game since 2014. 

When asked if there is particular player to worry about on the Pekin offense, May again clarified the week is more about making sure his players continue to get better with their own plays and schemes. He did, however, not rule out the idea that Pekin could sneak up and surprise the Braves if they don’t prepare and play well this week.

One way or another, May says his team will be ready. It’s just a matter of whether or not he needs to be tougher on them in this week of practice than usual. He says he’s already reminded his players that practice can go smoothly or he can make it difficult.

Brownstown was held to just seven points last Friday against Charlestown, something that hasn’t happened in quite some time. At the end of the first half, the Braves were down 14-7 after Charlestown’s Marion Lukes busted off two big plays for the Pirates only scores.

All told, Lukes had just 24 yards of rushing thanks to the tough defense played by the Braves. The deficit was largely due to how well the Charlestown defense contained the Braves for a half. They were eventually wore down in time for Derek Thompson to lead a comeback. 

Historically, the Braves have never lost to Pekin; a perfect 12-0 since they started playing in 2007; don’t expect them to need a comeback this Friday night. 

Kickoff for both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday night. 

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What: Seymour (2-0) at Madison (0-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Radio: 92.7 Nash Icon

Where: Cubs Field

Last meeting: Seymour 28-7, Aug. 12, 2018

Series past 35 years: Seymour 22-2

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What: Brownstown Central (2-0) at Eastern (Pekin) (0-2)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Radio: 96.3-WJAA

Where: Eastern (Pekin) football field

Last meeting: Brownstown 48-8, Aug. 31, 2018

Series past 35 years: Brownstown 12-0

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Hoosier Hills standings



Columbus East;0-0;1-1

Floyd Central;0-0;1-1

Jennings Co.;0-0;1-1

New Albany;0-0;1-1

Bedford N.Lawrence;0-0;0-2



Mid-Southern Conference


Brownstown Central;2-0;2-0

Silver Creek;2-0;2-0


North Harrison;1-1;1-1



Corydon Central;0-1;1-1

Eastern (Pekin);0-1;0-2


Class 5A Sectional 14



New Palestine;0-0;2-0



Class 3A Sectional 31


Brownstown Central;2-0;2-0

Franklin Co.;0-0;2-0







Jackson County leaders



Smith (S);8;18;165;1;1

Thompson (BC);7;11;82;1;0



Henderson (S);4;109;27.3;1

Brown (BC);2;42;21.0;1

Cope (BC);2;28;14.0;0

Barker (S);2;7;3.5;0

Kruse (S);1;33;33.0;0

Wilson (BC);1;9;9.0;0

Lowe (S);1;5;5.0;0

J.Tiemeyer (BC);1;3;3.0;0

K.Tiemeyer (BC);1;0;0.0;0



Thompson (BC);28;219;7.8;4

Drummond (S);26;112;5.2;1

Smith (S);18;93;5.2;4

Franklin (BC);6;35;5.8;0

Walker (BC);10;32;3.2;0

J.Tiemeyer (BC);7;24;3.4;0



Smith (BC);4;0;0;0;24

Thompson (BC);4;0;0;0;24

Brown (BC);2;0;0;0;12

Henderson (S);1;0;1;0;8

Guevara (S);0;5;0;1;8

Brewer (BC);1;0;0;0;6

Drummond (S);1;0;0;0;6

Overshiner (BC);1;0;0;0;6

Pennington (S);1;0;0;0;6

Vehslage (S);1;0;0;0;6

Walker (BC);1;0;0;0;6

Wolka (BC);0;6;0;0;6

J.Tiemeyer (BC);0;0;1;0;2

Wilson (BC);0;0;1;0;2



Hines (BC);6;11;17

Weddell (S);5;4;9

Walker (BC);5;3;8

Corwin (S);4;4;8

Huber (BC);3;5;8

J.Tiemeyer (BC);1;7;8

Pennington (S);4;2;6

Justice (BC);2;4;6

Klakamp (S);1;4;5


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