By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagle football season ended on a wet, cold, dreary night which seemed fitting as it seemed to reflect most of the Eagles season.
It was also fitting considering the fact that Seymour closed the season against one of the toughest teams in the IMAC and on the road.
In a lopsided game, Morristown West defeated the Eagles 42-7. It was worse than the score indicated as the Trojans led 21-0 in just the first quarter. The Trojans had twenty one points and the Eagles didn’t even have a first down.
Nothing changed the second quarter as MW scored another 21 points to give them a 42-0 lead at the half.
The Trojans scored in every phase of the game; offense, defense and special teams.
The best weapon Seymour had the second half was the mercy rule with the accelerated clock.
Just like they have done all season however, the Eagles never gave up. In the third quarter, Seymour put together a solid 12 play 90 yard drive for a touchdown reception from quarterback Nick Sexton. The PAT was added by J.J. Jerman.
That was the end of the scoring for the night. Seymour finished with a 2-8 season while the Trojans ended up 9-1.
After finally having an almost mistake free game last week against Cherokee, the Eagles went back to their old ways with 4 turnovers against the Trojans (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles).
“The seniors have done a great job this season. They played hurt and did all they could do; but we only have 8 of them,” said Head Seymour Football Coach Jim Moore.
The Eagles and the Trojans seemed to mirror opposite images the first half as Seymour had the ball nine time, punted six times and committed three turnovers while the Trojans had the ball eight times scoring six touchdowns, punted twice and turned the ball over once.
Looking ahead to next season the question is what has to change to not have another losing season like this one.
Moore had the answer, “We’ve got to get guys out, get stronger, quicker and more depth. At this level, it’s hard to get it done with 40 or 50 kids.”
The Seymour Eagles may have had a losing record this season on the field but the integrity shown by Moore and his staff may have taught these young players much more valuable lessons in life than just winning football games.
Eagles Close Out Season with Loss
By: Lee Ramsey