Floyd bombs Seymour 37-10 in HHC football battle Print
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Wednesday, 16 September 2009 00:00
    In a big Hoosier Hills Conference (HHC) win Friday night, the Floyd Central Highlanders used a tight defense to defeat the Seymour Owls 37-10.
    They did this without the services of senior quarterback Max Guenther, too.
    Floyd Central also improved their overall record to 4-0, with a HHC slate of 2-0. They are of course also undefeated in the new Ron Weigleb Stadium.
    The Highlanders got on board for the first time in the game with a 35-yard field goal from Jason VanBuren at the 4:24 mark in the 1st quarter.
    On the ensuing possession by Seymour, the Owls committed a fumble, and Floyd Central recovered the ball and commenced a drive by the Highlanders that resulted in a touchdown by Jeffrey Thompson at the 8:46 mark in the 2nd quarter.
    Just as Seymour looked to recover from being down 10-0, they committed another turnover. On a third down pass from the Owls’ quarterback, the ball was intercepted by the Highlanders’ Daniel Deerr. The hosts were up 17-0 at the 5:37 mark when Aaron Sparks ran one in.
    The Owls scored for the first time when they settled for a 27-yard field goal at the 1:52 mark in the first half. Daniel Koster did the kicking honors.
    The Highlanders weren’t done in the first half, though. They got the ball within the 5-yard line of Seymour, and they scored with 4.8 seconds in the half when Deerr ran one in from one yard out.
    Even with a 24-3 lead at the half time break, Floyd Central wasn’t done adding to their advantage.
    They scored another TD at the 3:51 mark in the 3rd quarter, and added another for good measure with 10:09 in the game.
    Seymour scored a touchdown with 3:16 in the game, but by then, Floyd had the contest decided.
    Floyd Central coach Brian Glesing was proud of the effort of his four year players.
    “It was a good win for our seniors, because they’ve never beaten Seymour,” Glesing said.
    He added, “We haven’t been 4-0 since 1981.”
    Glesing saw a looser team this week, as opposed to the last few weeks.
    “We kind of enjoyed ourselves, more than we have the last two weeks. That was maybe our best defensive effort in the three years I’ve been here,” Glesing said.
    Floyd had a total of 270 yards of offense, to a total of 215 yards for the Owls. The Highlanders had 240 yards rushing, and a total of 30 yards in the air. Seymour.
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