Seymour facing Stars in Week 5 Hoosier Hills matchup; seeking third conference win


​After a gutwrenching 50-47 loss to Floyd Central in Week 4, the Seymour Owls are back in town on Friday against Bedford North Lawrence.

The Owls sit at 2-2 but could very easily be 4-0. The team led for the majority of the game in their losses to the Highlanders and Greenwood.

But that is past us, and Seymour can still control its own destiny from here on out. Head coach Tyson Moore knows it will be a battle on Friday against the Stars.

“Bedford is always a tough team and will be one of the tougher teams we will face all season,” Moore said. “The biggest thing for us is about refocusing and moving on from what happened against Floyd Central. The Stars are always disciplined on both sides of the ball, and they have a lot of experience from last year’s team.”

The Owls are looking to repeat what happened last season against BNL when they took the victory 27-6.

“We’ll have to be on our game,” Moore said. “They can score points, and we are going to have to be disciplined. We can’t let games get away from us. This is also a huge game for our chances in the Hoosier Hills Conference. We’re not out of the race yet.”

The Owls coach spoke on some keys for the team in order to come out on top on Friday night.

“We have to be better on defense, and be better with our tackling,” he said. “It comes down to getting better defensively. We have challenged our defense this week. They have to be ready to step up and answer the call.”

Seymour’s offense has been as explosive as they have come this season. Averaging 45 points a game throughout the first four weeks, as the season progresses, Moore expects the team to come out with more toughness.

“I expect this team to come out with more grit, attitude and leadership,” he said. “We’ve harped on it for the last few days, we have to have better toughness. Moving forward, we play some very solid competition. If we want to have any success, we have to be tougher.

“I felt at times in the last month that we were out-toughed physically and mentally,” he continued. “The good teams in football are not just good at football. They are tough, as well, in everything they do.”

The Owls will then prepare for the Jackson Bowl, hosting Brownstown Central next Friday, before traveling to face the Jennings County Panthers.

Seymour will then host New Albany before heading to Bloomington South in the final week of the season.

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