Follow The Republic:
NASHVILLE — Brown County wanted to improve upon its successes from last Friday’s win against Cloverdale.
But costly turnovers and interceptions were the main reason it didn’t happen as the Eagles (1-1, 0-1 Western Indiana Conference) fell to Owen Valley 33-20 at home.
Head coach Ethan Schreiber said his team had some minor issues on defense that kept the Eagles from going 2-0.
“We made some mistakes that proved costly in the end,” Schreiber said. “We didn’t build upon what we needed to fix in the first half.”
After an early touchdown by the Patriots, Eagles senior Billy Pruitt provided the first spark by scoring on a 43-yard run. Brown County threatened to take the lead on its next possession, but a costly fumble snuffed out the drive.
The Patriots controlled the momentum going into the second quarter and pushed across for two more touchdowns for a 21-7 lead.
Eagles senior Dillon Boknecht responded with a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Luke Huls to pull within 21-13.
That’s when the Patriots delivered a crushing blow. They intercepted Boknecht, and with 44 seconds left before intermission, Patriots senior Cameron King threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Strong for a 27-13 lead.
Brown County hurt itself with costly penalties in the third quarter that fed another Patriots’ scoring drive culminating with a touchdown pass by Evan Wood to Dilan Daniel.
But Boknecht made it interesting with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Huls just before the end of the third quarter. Brown County trailed 33-20 with a quarter to play.
However, Owen Valley ate up the clock by converting several key third down situations to keep the Brown County offense on the sideline.
Boknecht finished 6 of 13 for 109 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Pruitt led the Eagles in rushing with 11 attempts for 77 yards. Huls caught five passes for 60 yards and the two touchdowns.
The Eagles continue conference play Friday at West Vigo.
“We need to make sure we don’t miss tackles,” Schreiber said. “Once we build on our defense, we should get a lot better.”
Seymour flat in HHC opener
JEFFERSONVILLE — Jeffersonville had the ball for eight possessions in the first half of Friday’s football game against Seymour at Blair Field.
The Red Devils scored on their first seven possessions to build a 47-0 lead at the half and went on to a 61-7 Hoosier Hills Conference win. The second half was played with a running clock.
Austin Hines, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound senior tailback, led the Red Devils with runs of 57, 4, and 19 yards for scores in the first quarter, and he added a 1-yard run score in the second quarter. Hines finished the game with 157 yards on seven carries.
The Owls played short-handed as senior quarterback Austin Sutton did not play because of an injury he suffered in the season-opening game at Franklin. Freshman Jackson Morris quarterbacked in the first half, and Chris Knight was the QB in the second for the Owls.
Seymour scored at 10:56 of the fourth quarter on a 17-yard pass from Knight to Elijah Toborg.
“They are a good football team, and with the personnel that we were without tonight, we knew it was going to be a lot of damage control,” Owls coach Josh Shattuck said.
“I was extremely pleased with the second-half effort and energy. We had kids holding their helmets and screaming and yelling. When we scored the touchdown, you would have thought that we had tied this thing up. The scoreboard does not reflect it, and it’s not going to, but we don’t have any time to sulk.”
Toborg topped the Owls (0-2) in rushing with 30 yards on 12 carries. He also was Seymour’s leading receiver with six catches for 48 yards.
The Red Devils are 2-0 and have scored 121 points in two games.
Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!
Note: All comments left on our sites are first reviewed by an automated comment moderation system. Your comment may take up to 5 minutes to appear. If for any reason your comment can not be approved you will receive an email from this system with a detailed explanation.
All content copyright ©2013 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.