Highlanders hang on

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Scott High turned in one of its best first half performances of the season, but stumbled in the third quarter before pulling out a 47-30 victory at Seymour.
"Our kids took that punch in the gut in the third quarter and bounced back and sealed the deal," Scott High coach Keith Shannon said. "It was a good effort in the first half. Might be the best half we've played in some time. It was an outstanding effort by our team."
Hayden Byrge made his presence known early and often as he ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries for the Highlanders.
Scott High got off to a good start as Josh Roden had a big return on the kickoff and sealed the scoring drive with a five-yard touchdown run to give his team a 6-0 lead. Roden finished with 69 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
Seymour got on the board only once in the first half as they forced a safety to close the gap at 6-2 with 4:16 remaining in the first quarter.
Byrge scored on a 25-yard touchdown and Billy Hall found JoBen Terry in the endzone for the two-point conversion to give the Highlanders a 14-2 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the opening quarter.
Hall completed nine of 14 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Early in the second quarter Byrge scored on a five-yard touchdown run to give Scott High a 20-2 cushion. Hall followed with a six-yard touchdown run and Terry caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Hall to give the Highlanders a 33-2 advantage at the half.
The Highlanders finished with 454 total yards of offense and it was the second-straight week of recording over 300 rushing yards.
Seymour closed the gap to 33-24 with 1:53 remaining in the third quarter. Hall scored on a 13-yard run and Roden added a 12-yard touchdown to seal the win.

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