The undefeated Seymour Middle School football team scored five first-quarter touchdowns on its way to a 72-0 trouncing of Cocke County Middle School last week.
The Eagles host a tough Robertsville team in the home and season finale Thursday evening at the Seymour High School football field.
The Eagles streaked to a 38-0 lead after one quarter of play Thursday night against Cocke County. The SMS coaching staff opted to go with some younger players for the remainder of the contest but the Eagles still managed the shutout.
The Seymour defense forced seven turnovers as Wesley White, Ben McCreary and Christopher Humphreys recovered Cocke County fumbles, and Ryan Chadwick, Josh Ferguson, Zach Cook and Jorge Sanchaz each had interceptions.
White, Oakley Fox, Keegan Newport and Joseph McCarter registered sacks for the Eagles.
Ferguson helped the Eagles light the scoreboard early with a 55-yard first quarter scoring jaunt. Blake Overton provided the two-point conversion.
Overton then added two touchdowns of his own, scoring from 24 yards out to make it 14-0 and then darting in for an eight-yard score on the next Seymour offensive series.
Ferguson scored a defensive touchdown with a 20-yard interception return, setting up a successful two-point conversion pass from Ryan Chadwick to Keegan Newport making the Seymour lead 30-0.
Chadwick then connected with Bryce Jackson on a 25-yard touchdown pass before the first quarter ended. Chadwick called his own number and scored the ensuring two-point conversion.
The offensive fireworks did not subside in the second stanza as Chase Ketron scored on a 17-yard run and Tyler Owens reached paydirt from six yards out. Owens also converted the two-point run after the Ketron touchdown run.
In the second half, Drew Doyal scored on a 10-yard touchdown run and Lee Knight added the two-point conversion.
Knight struck again in the fourth quarter when he broke a 78-yard touchdown run. Dustin Fain scored the final Eagles’ touchdown with a 33-yard dash later in the last stanza.