Owls stretch streak, tie for 2nd in conference

For The Tribune

Seymour football celebrated senior night with a 36-22 win against Madison at Bulleit Stadium on Friday night.

With the win, the Owls stretched their winning streak to six games and finished tied for second in the Hoosier Hills Conference with a record of 5-2.

Those numbers brought a smile to coach Josh Shattuck’s face.

“We won the line of scrimmage in the second half,” Shattuck said. We got to shore up our penalties. We had a few touchdowns called back in the second half. The officials got a little flag happy and I am not too thrilled about that.

“But at the end of the day we will take it.”

The Owls held a 16-8 lead at the half.

Seymour, aided by two penalties on the Cubs, drove 80 yards in 14 plays to score on their opening possession.

They rushed 10 times for 51 yards, and quarterback Alan Perry scored on a 1-yard run with 5:24 on the clock.

Jackson Morris ran the 2-point conversion.

The Owls recovered a fumble on Madison’s first possession of the second period and drove 45 yards in six plays with Perry scoring on a 5-yard run. Nathan O’Mara ran the PAT for a 16-0 lead at 5:11.

Madison came right back and scored on the next possession, with Gabe Stoll scoring on a 10-yard run with 2:11 on the clock.

Both teams picked up their offense in the third quarter when the Owls scored two touchdowns and the Cubs scored one touchdown.

After the Owls forced the Cubs to punt on their first possession of the third quarter, Seymour rushed seven times for 67 yards with Perry scoring with a 20-yard run. Madison came back on its next play and Stoll ran 54 yards for a touchdown.

Seymour answered that when Perry ran six yards for his fourth touchdown.

The teams traded touchdowns in the fourth quarter when Zach Carpenter scored on a 2-yard run with 10:51 left in the game and Corbin Hughes scored for Madison on a 2-yard run with 2:52 left.

This was a special group of seniors for the program.

“They were unbelievable; they put in a lot of work,” Shattuck said of the senior group. “We went from 0-10 to 2-8 to 5-7 and 6-3 so far this year with another opportunity to win at home next week.”

Perry rushed 19 times for 86 yards, Carpenter 13 times for 95 yards, Morris had 80 yards, and Nathan O’Mara had 76.

The Owls will host Silver Creek in the first-round of sectional play Friday.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.