Alan Perry accounted for five touchdowns Friday night, but it wasn’t enough in Seymour’s 56-30 Hoosier Hills Conference loss at Columbus East.
Perry ran for four scores and threw a 23-yard touchdown pass Scotty Nieves in the closing seconds of the first half, but the Class 5A No. 7 Olympians rushed for 417 yards in bouncing back from last week’s loss at Columbus North.
The Owls (0-3, 0-2 HHC) had a chance to take the lead in the opening minute of the second quarter. After the Olympians (2-1, 1-0) scored on a 45-yard pass from Caleb Voelker to Cam Wilson with 2:48 left in the first quarter, Seymour answered with a touchdown, with Perry going in from the 1 to cut the lead to 7-6. But Perry’s 2-point conversion pass fell incomplete.
East then scored the first three times it had the ball in the second quarter. Jamon Hogan ran 22 yards for a touchdown, Jaedin Miller scored on a 1-yard plunge and Hogan carried 12 yards for his second touchdown with 1:37 left in the first half.
The Owls came back with an eight-play, 68-yard drive to get on the board just before halftime. On fourth-and-10 from the Olympians’ 23, Perry found Scotty Nieves in the corner of the end zone with 7 seconds remaining. The 2-point conversion failed, leaving the score 28-12 at the half.
East erased any doubt by scoring the first two times it had the ball in the second half. Both drives ended with 1-yard touchdown runs by Miller.
Seymour then took advantaged of a botched punt catch to scored its third touchdown. Taking over at the Olympians 21, the Owls needed only three plays, with Perry taking it in from the 5 to cut the lead to 42-18.
East answered with a 3-yard run by Voelker. The Owls came back with another Perry scoring run, this time from 3 yards out on fourth-and-goal.
After a failed onside kick attempt, Hogan went 51 yards on the Olympians’ first play. Seymour then drove for its final touchdown, a 5-yard run by Perry.
Perry finished 11 of 22 passing for 133 yards and carried 26 times for 127 yards. Jackson Morris caught three passes for 54 yards.