Jennings County falls big to Owls

NORTH VERNON — Seymour put touchdowns on the board in every period and rolled to a 41-7 Hoosier Hills Conference win Friday night at Jennings County.

The Owls dominated over the final three quarters by outscoring the Panthers 27-0. Seymour had 208 rushing and 225 passing yards.

“For the most part I was very pleased with our assignments and alignment and getting lined up and playing football tonight,” Seymour coach Mike Kelly said.

After the Owls (3-4, 2-3) forced Jennings (2-5, 1-4) to punt on its first possession of the third period, Seymour scored on a 38-yard run by Ezra Barr. He was filling in at running back for Cam Blanton, who was injured in practice on Tuesday.

Barr finished with 88 yards on eight carries.

On the Owls’ next possession, Alan Perry and Devin Hill teamed up on a 56-yard pass play for a touchdown. Noah McAfee completed Seymour’s scoring with a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Both teams got off to good starts offensively by scoring touchdowns on their first possessions.

The Owls received the opening kickoff and marched 60 yards in 12 plays and scored on a 7-yard pass from Perry to Hill. The snap on the extra point was high, and the score remained 6-0.

The Panthers came right back and scored on their first play from scrimmage, a 54-yard pass play from Chase Reason to Zane Bieneke. That score came just 20 seconds after Seymour’s score.

Seymour didn’t wait long to get the lead back when Ezra Barr ran 20 yards with 1:23 on the clock. Perry ran in the 2-point conversion for a 14-6 lead. The big play in the drive was a 29-yard pass from Perry to Devin Hill on a fourth-down play.

The Owls forced Jennings to punt midway through the second period and used three runs by Barr covering 30 yards and a 25-yard run by Perry for the TD with 2:55 left in the first half

Perry completed 12 of 20 passes for 153 yards in the first half and finished with 14 of 25 for 225 yards. He completed passes to five different receivers. Perry also rushed for 91 yards.

“A little bit of what we’re doing offensively makes it all the more challenging defensively to defend us,” Kelly said.