QB’s 5 touchdowns not enough for Seymour


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.

Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.