Owls facing Jeffersonville on Saturday in Week 2


The lights won’t be lit up on Friday night this week, as the heat has moved the Seymour-Jeffersonville football game back to Saturday at 7 p.m.

The Owls are looking to pick up their first win of the 2023 season after losing an absolute shootout with Greenwood 51-49 in Week 1.

Bret Perry had a video game-like performance against the Woodmen, going 25-for-34, tossing 470 yards and five touchdowns. He also didn’t throw an interception in the game.

Jaylan Johnson also put on a show in the passing game, catching eight passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns. Kyle Hileman racked up 121 yards and two touchdowns in the contest, and Jack Pennington hauled in four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Nicholas Wheeler led the ground attack, picking up 84 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.

Jeffersonville lost its opening game against Whiteland 52-20, but Owls coach Tyson Moore knows it will be a tough game.

“They’re a big and athletic football team,” Moore said. “They are always fast, and we don’t want to turn it into a track meet. They do things well, but we’ve seen some things on film we believe we can attack. We have to make them get out of their comfort zone.”

After a tough opening loss, Moore has tried to make sure the Owls keep their heads high and eyes forward as the season moves along.

“I wanted to make sure our energy was up all week during practice,” he said. “After the way last week ended, it was a real kick to the gut to start 0-1. The biggest thing we’ve been emphasizing is keeping our focus. We’ve done some things well and keeping our energy going throughout the week.”

Moore continued speaking about the upcoming matchup with Jeffersonville.

“We need to try and not let distractions hurt us on Saturday,” he said. “We know they are a well-coached team. We’re going to be in uncharted territory playing on a different day. Hopefully, we can work it to our advantage. Hopefully, we can just remember that we are playing a football game.”

Moore was asked if playing the game on Saturday would have any effect on anything.

“It doesn’t really affect much other than kids’ weekends,” he said. “It benefits us in the extra day of practice. We have to work on some things as well as recover to prepare for the game.”

Seymour opens up Hoosier Hills Conference play, looking to have a share of back-to-back conference titles after tying with Columbus East last season for a share of the title.

Only one team in the conference picked up a victory in the first week. Jennings County defeated nonconference foe South Dearborn 41-25.

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