SUNDOWN — The Seymour Panthers couldn't overcome four turnovers Friday night as the Panhandle Panthers took advantage of the miscues for a 33-16 win in the area round of playoffs.
Panhandle jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the second quarter before Tanner Gillispie put Seymour on the board when he connected with Zack Barton on a 23-yard scoring strike. Panhandle put another score on the board to make it 21-7 at the half.
Seymour narrowed the points on the board to seven in the third quarter when Gillispie found the end zone on a 5-yard run.
Panhandle ran off another 12 points before Seymour scored a safety in the fourth quarter when the opposing punter ran out of the end zone.
Baltazar Castro finished the night for Seymour with 121 yards on the ground and Barton had 146 yards through the air.
Seymour finished the season at 8-3.
Panhandle 7 14 6 6—33
Seymour 0 7 7 2—16
P — Brady Powers 3 run (Logan Lamberson kick)
P — Travis Hammer 24 pass from Tyler Hall (kick failed)
S — Tanner Gillispie 23 pass from Zach Barton (Bradyn Donnell kick)
P — Tyler Hall 22 run (Seth Smith pass from Tyler Hall)
S — Tanner Gillispie 5 run (kick failed)
P — Logan Lamberson 63 pass from Tyler Hall (kick failed)
P — Tyler Hall 1 run (pass failed)
S — safety
First downs 17 12
Rushes-yards 38-112 22-209
Passing 217 146
Comp-Att-Int 15-27-0 15-34-2
Punts-Avg. 4-33 3-26
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2
Penalties-Yds. 5-35 14-140
RUSHING — Panhandle, Logan Lamberson 53. Seymour, Baltazar Castro 121.
PASSING — Panhandle, Tyler Hall 15-27-217-0. Seymour, Zach Barton 15-34-146-2.
RECEIVING — Panhandle, Logan Lamberson 3-64, Travis Hammer 3-33. Seymour, Cameron Montgomery 5-43, Tanner Gillispie 3-30.
RECORDS — Panhandle 8-4, Seymour 8-3.