Seymour football coach Jeff Richey knew his team would have to play a near-perfect football game on Friday night in order to upset No. 2 Jasper in the semifinals of the Class 4A Sectional 16 at Bulleit Stadium.
A steady rain in the first half spoiled those plans, and the Wildcats scored on their first possession of the night, built their lead to 35-0 at the half and went home with a 45-13 win.
The Wildcats received the opening kickoff, and Devon Traylor returned the ball 55 yards to the Seymour 35. On the next play, Cole Sermersheim ran 35 yards, and the conversion made it a 7-0 game at 11:42.
The Owls put together an 11-play drive and drove to the Jasper 10-yard line before Austin Sutton threw the first of his three interceptions.
Seymour had seven possessions in the first half, and the Owls had to punt twice, ran out of downs twice and had three interceptions.
The Owls were unable to get their running game going on a consistent basis. They had three first downs on their first possession, but they only had one in the second quarter and none in the third quarter.
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