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Eagles end season 7-1

For the third year in a row the Seymour Eagles Middle School football team has walked away with a county championship. The season ended last Thursday, October 14 with a 28-16 win over Robertsville.
Coach Chad Pfeffinger said was pleased with this year’s season. “It was an unbelievable season. The boys really accomplished much more than we thought at the beginning for the year. The team turned out to be a very aggressive and a hard-nosed football team.”
The game against Rogersville gave the Eagles a 7-1 record for the season. “We lost the first game of the season against Alcoa and we didn’t lose a game after that,” stated Pfeffinger. “We just continued to get better.”
Many of the players will be going to to high school and not returning. “We have 13 students of the 60 we had on this years team that will be returning,” said Pfeffinger.
The season started out tough with a loss again to Alcoa but went uphill from there. “We weren’t sure how the team was going to be. But they just kept improving,” said Pfeffinger. The coach noted that this group of kids has been playing together for three or more years now. “These 8th graders went undefeated when they were on the Pee Wee 6th grade team. As 7th graders they went 8-0. That tells you how good these kids are. Over the last three years they have only lost one game. They really surprised us and got better every week.”
Assistant coaches Rodney Helton, Rusty McCroskey and David Caldwell worked hard this year, working with Pfeffinger and keeping the players on their toes. “They work just as hard as me, I just have the head coach title,” said Pfeffinger. “We’re [the coaches] all really proud of the kids. We want them to know that. We’re sad to see them leave because they are really a great group of kids.”

Final game
highlights
In the 1st quarter Cody Allen made a three-yard touchdown play and he was also successful with the extra point run. Robertsville countered with a three-yard touchdown run and the extra point conversion run was successful.
In the 2nd quarter Allen made a one-yard touchdown run. Later Chase Turner had a 34-yard touchdown run.
In the 3rd quarter Turner kept up the action making a one-yard touchdown run with Brandon Dockery running for the extra point.
4th quarter action gave Robertsville a 70-yard touchdown run making the extra point run but it wasn’t enough to take on the Eagles. Final score was Seymour 28 Robertsville 16.

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