BY BRIAN HAMILTON
SEYMOUR -Top-ranked Class 4A Greeneville came into Seymour Friday night and poured it on the Eagles Friday night by score of 66-7. The Greene Devils amassed 320 of their 412 total yards in the first half, cruising to a 56-7 halftime lead.
Madon Gudger ran in for a 1-yard touchdown to give Greeneville a 7-0 lead with 9:01 left in the first. Gudger scored his second touchdown of the night on a 42-yard score, giving the Greene Devils a 14-0 lead.
Gudger ran for a 25-yard touchdown, extending the Greeneville lead with 2:59 remaining in the third. Gudger then scored his fourth touchdown of the night, as the Greene Devils took a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
It did not take Greeneville long to put another score on the board, as Jaden Stevenson caught a 42-yard touchdown for a 35-0 lead with less than a minute left in the second quarter.
Damien Short went into the end zone for a 1-yard run, extending the Greeneville lead to 42-0 with 5:15 left in the first half. Corbin Cannon tossed a 42-yard pass to Jakobi Gillespie, giving the Devils a 49-0 lead with.
The Eagles finally got on the board on the next drive, as quarterback Eli Funck threw to Josh Nevins, who executed a perfect double-pass to Ryan Lodari for an 11-yard touchdown, making the score 49-7 with 52 seconds left in the first half.
What was very surprising, was that with the game all but decided, Greeneville came out throwing on the next possession. Cannon found Adjatay Dabbs for a 65-yard touchdown with 30 seconds left until halftime for a 56-7 halftime lead.
Greeneville’s Cooper Graham kicked a 32-yard field goal late in the third quarter to put the Greene Devils in front 59-7 and Carson Quillen would run for a 16-yard touchdown run with 2:34 left in the fourth to make the final score 66-7.
“We’ve just got to focus on the positives, learn from our mistakes and move on,” Seymour head coach Scott Branton said after the game. “We’re sitting at 5-2. A lot of teams would like to be in that position.”
Seymour (5-2, 1-2 Class 4A Region 1) has the week off this coming week before traveling to Grainger (3-4, 0-4) for a region matchup. Greeneville (7-0, 4-0 Class 4A Region 1) will host Oak Ridge (2-4) on Friday night.