The drought is over.
With their 64-48 win at New Albany on Friday night, Seymour’s football team guaranteed a winning regular season for the first time since 2005.
The Owls scored two or more touchdowns in the first three quarters to pick up the win at Buerk Field.
The first half was all offense by both teams.
Seymour had seven possessions and scored on their first four.
New Albany held a 22-14 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to Darquan Richardson, who scored on 34 and 15-yard runs and on an 82-yard kickoff return.
Alan Perry and Zach Carpenter took turns running the ball in the first period. The Owls had 24 running plays in the first period, while the Bulldogs ran only three offensive plays.
Carpenter scored the Owls’ first TD on an 11-yard run, and Perry capped off Seymour’s second drive with a 15-yard run.
The Owls recovered three New Albany fumbles in the second period and scored on all three possessions.
Perry scored on a 1-yard run, Carpenter scored on a 2-yard run, and Perry teamed up with Jackson on a 56-yard pass play for a score, and Tyler Bullard scored on a 17-yard pass for the Owls’ final TD of the half.
Richardson added his fourth TD on a 7-yard run at 4:21 of the second period.
Seymour (5-3) had 251 yards rushing, 99 yards passing, and 19 first downs in the first half.
The Bulldogs scored first in the third quarter when Richardson ran 35 yards.
New Albany was forced to punt on its next possession, and the snap sailed over the punter’s head. The football was downed on the 4-yard line, and Carpenter scored on the next play.
The Bulldogs then drove down to the 9-yard line when Alex Holt intercepted. On Seymour’s next play Perry raced 94 yards for a touchdown.
Jackson Morris scored the Owls’ final touchdown on a 15-yard run for 4:48 left.
Perry had an outstanding night as he gained 264 yards rushing, 24 carries, passed for 115 yards, and two touchdowns.
With the win, the Owls moved into a tie for second place in Hoosier Hills Conference with the Bulldogs at 4-2 and extended their win streak to five. The squad is 5-3 overall with one regular season game left with the Madison Cubs.