Seymour hosts Silver Creek for scrimmage


Seymour welcomed Silver Creek to Bulleit Stadium on Friday night for one more scrimmage before the season gets going.

Seymour got the ball first, and the Owls showed how dangerous their passing attack can be this season.

Will Gray took the first snaps as quarterback, and he found Jack Pennington three times down the field on the opening drive. Then, Gray found Jaylan Johnson over the middle, who ran it in from 15 yards out.

Bret Perry came in as quarterback on the second drive, and he, too, used the combination of Johnson and Pennington to push the ball down the field. The luxury of Seymour’s receivers were on display all night long, showcasing their abilities to make big plays and get open down the field.

The QB battle between Perry and Gray continued on Friday. Both QB’s have special skills to bring to the Owls’ offense.

On defense, Silver Creek had a big pass play on its first offensive play. But then Seymour’s defense tightened up and prevented the Dragons from getting in the end zone.

The goal line stands were impressive for the Owls, but they’ll want to clean up some of the big pass plays Silver Creek was able to complete throughout the scrimmage.

In the goal line session, each team got the ball at the 10-yard line and had 10 plays each to try to score. Seymour scored three times in their 10 goal line possessions.

The first score came from a read option, where Perry pitched it out to Kyle Hileman, who scored. The second score was via a Gray keeper, and the third was Gray finding Pennington in the corner of the end zone.

When the Dragons got their goal line opportunities, they also got three scores in 10 plays.

After 12 more plays from each team from the opposing 35-yard line, it concluded the varsity scrimmage portion of the night.

The junior varsity teams from each side scrimmaged with a similar format with fewer plays after that.

All in all, it was a good taste of game experience for the Owls before kicking off the season next week. Seymour opens the season next Friday at Greenwood at 7 p.m.

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