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Seymour football coach Mike Kelly said the team has some work to do before their season opener.

Seymour ventured to Silver Creek on Friday evening for a scrimmage with their former sectional foe.

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The Dragons varsity outscored the Owls’ four touchdowns to two in the skirmish.

Seymour’s scores came on passes from Alan Perry — throwing 12 yards to Tyler Bullard and 10 yards to Devin Hill.

Jacob Rotert scored on a short run for junior varsity against Silver Creek’s JV.

“I thought our passing game kind of came together pretty well tonight,” Kelly said. “I thought Alan did a pretty good job. He missed a couple throws. There were some fundamental things that we were not doing in the passing game, but overall I was pretty pleased where we were there.

“Our pass protection was pretty decent.”

Perry completed 8 of 16 passes for 111 yards. Bullard was the leading receiver with three catches for 56 yards.

“We’ve been playing against our defense for the last two and one-half months,” Kelly said. “We see something different and the guys kind of flip out. It’s just those guys blocking their rules and responsibilities, and those little things that we’ve got this week.

“We’ll go in (today) and watch film and learn off the film. All the opportunities we have to do that we’re going to take advantage of. We got to be aggressive at the point of attack.”

The Dragons scored three rushing touchdowns and one passing.

“Us understanding the run lane pursuits is imperative,” Kelly said. “For the most par,t we did a pretty good job there. We’ve got some young guys playing in spots that got to step up and do their part. Overall we did a decent job but we’ve got a lot of room for growth.”

Kelly said there were some bright spots in the defense.

“In terms of past rush defense our defensive ends were pretty good,” he said. “I thought (Dustin) Metz and (Brendan) McCartney did a good job getting after the passer. We’ve got to get some interior push. Those are things we can work on this week as we go into practice.

“We had a couple of guys that were out this week. We are looking forward to having our tailback back.

The Owls will open their season Friday night against Evansville Harrison for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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