Seymour struggles in loss

Oct. 26, 2013 @ 01:03 AM

 The Seymour offense struggled to move the ball, and failed to put points on the scoreboard in a 44-0 loss to Morristown West on Friday.

The Eagles offense managed just 150 yards for the game, and couldn’t sustain many drives against a tough Trojan defense.

“We didn’t do a good job blocking,” said Seymour coach Jim Moore. “They just have to get better.  It just comes down to them executing.”

“The defense came out and played us tough,” said quarterback Nick Sexton. “We just couldn’t really get the ball moving.”

The Morristown West defensive line had success getting to the quarterback, and didn’t allow Sexton to get into a rhythm throwing the ball.

“Our quarterback was running for his life, and running backs weren’t getting any lanes,” said Moore. “When we get lanes Tanner (Sise) can run the ball, and when we protect our quarterback he can throw the devil out of the ball.”

“They brought a couple backers off the edge and we didn’t pick it up,” said Sexton. “I myself, just couldn’t make some of them miss, and I take that.”

The Trojans got off to a quick start behind sophomore running back DeAndre Delaney. Delaney scored three first-quarter touchdowns on his way to more than 230 yards on the ground. 

The Eagles had some early success moving the ball, but failed to convert on fourth down twice in the first quarter.  After that Seymour just couldn’t get the ball moving.

“The schemes are good,” said Moore. “They just have to be able to do it.”

Delaney added two more touchdowns, and continued to give the defense problems throughout the game.  He accounted for almost 300 total yards, and scored five touchdowns on the night.

With a running clock for most of the second half, kicker Chase Collins added a short field goal. Sophomore Kyler Reitz then capped off the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run late in the game.

The Eagles have a week to get ready for Cherokee on Friday, and they know that the offense has to improve going forward.

“If Cherokee watches this film then I don’t know why they wouldn’t run this same defense right here,” said Sexton.  “We’ll come back after this week and practice hard, and just try to move on from here.”