By: Lee Ramsey
They say in sports it’s a game of inches and that’s literally what this game was.
In regulation with a second remaining and the Eagles leading by 3 Jefferson County’s Chase McGhee threw up a desperation Hail Mary shot from back court to force an overtime which Seymour eventually lost 45-42.
The loss leaves Seymour with a record of 6-4 overall and 0-3 in the IMAC 2-AAA. The Patriots are 8-1 and 2-1.
McGhee had done the same thing one other time this season.
One glaring fact of the game is reflected in the final low score. Seymour struggled offensively. The Eagles only scored 5 in the overtime period.
At one point in the fourth quarter, the Eagles led by 7, 32-25. Then the Patriots scored 6 unanswered points.
At the end of the first quarter, the score stood 16-11 Seymour. After that Seymour only scored a total of 21 the next 3 quarters.
Both teams were cold offensively. It looked as though neither team wanted to take control of the game.
The taller more physical front line of the Patriots pretty much shut down Seymour’s inside game and the Eagle’s scoring had to come more from the outside.
Recent baseball signee Logan Jenkins of Seymour led his team with 18 points. He was followed by Eric White with 6 inside.
Next up for the Eagles will be Gatlinburg-Pittman there.
Seymour Coach Brian Jessie will be facing his old side kick A. J. Bennett of G-P. Bennett left Seymour last season as an assistant for Jessie to become the head coach at Gatlinburg-Pittman.
Eagles Lose Heartbreaker to Patriots
By: Lee Ramsey