Owls Make Late Push in 4th Quarter, Win at JenCo

Carson Carpenter, Sports Co-Editor

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The Owls found themselves on the road for the third week in a row and this time they were taking on the Jennings County Panthers. Seymour received the ball upon the opening kick, but as they were marching up-field in Panther’s territory, JenCo cornerback Ryan Leonard came up with an interception. The next play for the Panthers was a big one, an 80-yard touchdown catch to receiver Jared Corya, who would torch the Owls all night. After the touchdown from the Panthers, play in the first quarter would remain stagnant for most of the quarter until Seymour started to put something together and found themselves on the 25 yard-line when the quarter ended in a Panther’s lead 7-0.

The opening play to start the second quarter was just what the Owl’s needed, QB Brendan Smith finding TE Brayden Barker, who was almost tackled short but made a great stretch to get the ball across the goal line. The game was evened up now at 7-a-piece. After a seemingly long drive by the Panthers, QB Lance Bailey found yet again Jared Corya for another touchdown, allowing the Panthers to take the lead again 14-7. Seymour’s next drive would start with an incomplete pass over the middle, but the next play was a huge 43-yard run by Chandler Drummond to get the ball on the Panther’s 31-yard line. After a few more plays of moving the ball, Colin Greathouse would find the endzone on a 10-yard run, evening the game back up at 14. The Panthers would fumble on their next drive and DB Cameron James came up with the ball, putting the Owls in good field position. They would capitalize on this field position, and Smith would run the ball in the endzone on a 2-yard run. This would pretty much close the half and Seymour was up 21-14.

The third quarter nearly reflected the first quarter, with no team getting a score throughout the entirety of the quarter, although the Panthers were stringing something together, getting the ball on Seymour’s own 3-yard line.

The fourth quarter opened up with a 3-yard touchdown from Panther’s RB Owen Deaton. The Owls would take their time as they marched up the field, but it worked out for them when Drummond would score a 21-yard rushing touchdown to give the Owls the lead. The PAT was missed however, making the Owls lead 6. The Panther’s time with the ball didn’t last very long before safety Drew Schroeder picked off the Panther’s QB giving Seymour the ball back in good field position. Greathouse would soon find the endzone for a second time, this time taking it in from 8 yards. The Owls stayed on the field to go for 2 and Smith took it in himself to increase the Owls’ lead, 35-21. The Panther’s would try and make something on the next drive but couldn’t do it and turned the ball over on downs. Seymour took over at JenCo’s 38-yard line and the very first play from scrimmage was a 38-yard touchdown from Chandler Drummond. The PAT was made and the Owls’ lead was now 42-21. The Panthers couldn’t do anything their next drive and the game would go on to end without another score. The Owls improved to 4-0 and take on Bedford North Lawrence at home next week.