Seymour must regroup

Injured quarterback Nick Sexton day-to-day
Sep. 01, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

 Not much went right for Seymour in its 27-7 loss to Clinton.

“We had two bad snaps on punts, and we missed more tackles than any game I’ve seen here in a while,” said Seymour coach Jim Moore. “We just kept busting ourselves in our own mouths.

“We were our own worst enemy. We had fumbles, missed tackles, interceptions. If it could go wrong, it went wrong.”

And that’s all the stuff that happened after the Eagles lost their star senior quarterback Nick Sexton to a left foot injury on their first possession of the night.

Luckily for Seymour, Moore said Saturday that Sexton doesn’t have a broken bone, just a sprain. The quarterback will be day-to-day.

“I felt great, not just for us but for him,” Moore said. “He’s a senior. You hate to see somebody that’s worked as hard as he has have something like that happen.”

Sexton threw for 290 yards and five TDs in a come-from-behind 35-32 victory over Sullivan North in a Week Zero clash.

“In the first half when Nick went down, I think everybody was in shock,” said Moore. “We can’t have that happen.

“We talked about that at halftime. We told them ‘Guys, we have to stand up and pull together and take up for each other out there.’

“The second half, we played a lot better.”

But regardless of injuries, Seymour will attempt to regroup in preparation for the first IMAC Conference action of the season at Cocke County (0-2) this coming Friday.

“We’ve just got to get back on the field and work at what we can do,” said Moore. “We’ve got to work on fundamentals, because that was the big thing (against Clinton).

“We’ve got a lot to work on.”