Jennings County and Seymour have had some highly contested football games in the past, and Friday night’s game was close for three quarters with the Owls leading 16-13.
Seymour scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to open up a 30-13 lead and held on for a 30-19 Hoosier Hills Conference win at Bulleit Stadium.
Both Owls players and coaches wore pink jerseys for cancer awareness night.
After the Panthers closed the difference to 16-13 in the third period, the Owls scored on the first play of the fourth period on a 27-yard pass from Alan Perry to Jackson Morris.
Following a Panthers score, the Owls sealed the win on a 2-yard run by Perry.
SHS scored a touchdown in each of the first two periods to hold a 16-6 lead at the half.
The Panthers received the opening kickoff, and after picking up two first downs they were forced to punt.
Evens Cribs fumbled the punt for the Owls, but he made up for that mistake by picking off Jennings quarterback Brock Ernstes at the 4-yard line.
The Owls then marched 96 yards in 14 plays and scored on a 12-yard run by Nathan O’Mara, and took an 8-0 lead on a 2-point conversion by Morris with 21.6 seconds left in the first period.
Jennings came right back on its next possession to score on a trick play. With a fourth-and-18 at its own 39, Corya dropped back in punt formation.
He received the snap and passed to Tucker Marsh who raced down the left sideline for a TD. The extra point try failed, and it was 8-6 with 7:10 left in the half.
Seymour came right back with a 67-yard drive in 10 plays with Perry passing 14 yards to Morris, and O’Mara ran in the PAT for a 16-6 lead with 3:27 left in the half.
Nick James came up with another Seymour interception on the final play of the half.
Perry completed 8 of 13 passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns while Morris caught seven passes for 69 yards.
Perry topped the Owls in rushing in 94 yards on 14 carries.
The Owls are 4-3 and it’s the first time they have had a record over .500 within a season since 2005.
The Owls are 3-2 in the HHC.