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SEYMOUR — After letting the game with Edinburgh slip through its hands last week, the Trinity Lutheran football team made sure the same thing didn’t happen Friday night.
The Cougars scored early and often in defeating Traders Point Christian Academy 54-8 at home and moving to 2-2 on the season.
“It was good to get back in the win column,” Cougars coach Anthony Levy said. “It was cool playing my friend, Kyle Johnson. He came out and watched us last year, and I asked him what he was doing, and he said, ‘I am coming to see my future.’
“He is exactly where we were last year, and he is struggling with numbers, football IQ and struggling with a lot of kids who don’t have any confidence. They are smart and polite kids, but they are where we were.”
On the Cougars’ first possession of the game, Blake Levy scored on a 12-yard run at the 10:16 mark. After the Golden Eagles lost the ball on downs, Levy hit Jonathan Rollins for a 30-yard pass for a score at the 8:53 mark.
Rollins picked up his second touchdown of the night when he caught a 3-yard pass from Levy with 5:38 remaining in the first quarter for a 19-0 lead. Rollins finished the game with nine catches for 169 yards.
Jacob Harless then rambled in from 28 yards out in the second quarter to push the lead to 26-0.
The Golden Eagles finally found the end zone at the 5:43 mark of the second quarter as Tristan Broyles had a 1-yard run, and Dustin Broyles caught the PAT from Ethan Kanzler to make it 26-8 at the break.
Defensively, the Cougars gave up only 42 passing yards in the first half, and in the second half, Kanzler was 0 for 5 with two interceptions.
“We did better this week than we did the week before,” Levy said. “(The Golden Eagles) were a little better on offense than we expected. Honestly, the whole week, we spent 45 minutes on offense as the rest of the week was defense. Our kickoff coverage has been lacking, and we are getting close. I think against a good team, we will be OK.”
The Cougars outscored the Eagles 28-0 in the second half, as Henry Welker and Sam Marksberry caught a 12-yard TD passes from Levy, while Harless caught a 15-yard TD pass, and Holden Warren reeled in a 51-yard pass for the final score of the night.
Levy finished the game 25 for 50 with 374 yards and six touchdowns. Trinity had 17 first downs.
Jacob Schult collected 10 tackles, two assists and had one forced fumble.
Seymour falls in high-scoring contest
FLOYDS KNOBS — The Seymour football team once again fell behind early on Friday night and was forced to play catch-up at Floyd Central.
The Highlanders, behind the rushing of Gaige Klingsmith, rushed for more than 300 yards, scored seven touchdowns in the first half and rolled to an 84-43 win in Hoosier Hills Conference action.
The Owls came up with their best offensive showing of the season and had two scoring plays of over 60 yards.
“Nights like tonight are a big step for us,” Owls coach Josh Shattuck said. “Austin Sutton gives us the ability to spread things out.” Shattuck said. “Zach Schlatterer played absolutely 100 percent the whole night. He made plays with players in his face. He had 12 catches for 206 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught two 2-point conversions.
Sutton and Schlatterer combined on four touchdown passes as the Owls scored a season high, and scored more points than they scored combined in their first three games.
The Highlanders scored on their first possession of the night when Klingsmith ran 20 yards for a touchdown.
The Owls came right back and scored when Sutton teamed up with Chase Dover on a 64-yard pass play, and Schlaterer kicked the PAT.
The Highlanders scored the next three touchdowns of the opening period to lead 29-7.
After the Highlanders scored on their first possession of the second quarter, the Owls came back with a 37 yard TD pass from Sutton to Schlatterer.
Later in the quarter Sutton and Schlatterer teamed up on a 65-yard scoring play, and they teamed up on a 5-yard pass play late in the third quarter.
The Owls’ other TD came on a 33-yard pass from Jackson Morris to Bobby Kaufman.
The Owls are 0-3 in the HHC and 0-4 overall, while the Highlanders improved to 3-1.
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