Seymour looking to keep momentum at Columbus East


After a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Jeffersonville at home Friday, the Seymour football team is hoping to keep it rolling this week in another Hoosier Hills Conference matchup.

The Owls, 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, will travel to Columbus East this Friday.

Last year, Seymour ended East’s 96-game conference winning streak, a streak that lasted 15 years. It was an exciting win that the Owls will remember for a long time. Seymour scored the go-ahead touchdown with 26 seconds left to win the game 28-24.

Last week’s victory against Jeffersonville actually reminded head coach Tyson Moore a bit of the East game of 2021. The Owls were trailing by 10 to the Red Devils in the fourth quarter before storming back to win the game, scoring in the final 2 minutes to regain the lead.

Bret Perry threw for 278 yards and one touchdown last week, and he also rushed 20 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns.

“This game reminded me a lot of the East game last year,” Moore said last Friday. “Bret wasn’t always the flashiest, but man, he could make plays when it counted. He did a lot for us, and he just doesn’t give up.”

The Owls made big play after big play to come up with the win last week, and it was much-needed, too, after struggling in Week 1 against Greenwood.

Moore said Seymour had a great week of practice leading up to the Jeffersonville game, and the Owls need to replicate that again this week heading into the East game.

So far this season, Columbus East has suffered two tough losses. The Olympians lost to Whiteland 28-10 in Week 1 and lost to Columbus North 39-6 in Week 2.

Seymour will be East’s first conference game, and Moore doesn’t care what their record is, he knows the Olympians are going to come ready to play.

“They’ve had this game marked up on their calendars,” Moore said. “For us to do what we did (last year), the story behind that game, they’ve had this game on their minds for a whole year. We’re going to go into hostile territory.”

The key for Seymour will be to play like it did last week against Jeffersonville.

Kickoff Friday is slated for 7 p.m.

“If we can put together another game like we had against Jeffersonville and limit our mistakes, tighten up some of the things we didn’t do so hot, we’ve got a chance,” Moore said. “We’re going to give ourselves a chance. I’m just so excited for the guys.”

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