Legendary Seminole Coach Mike Snyder knew his team had to have success through the air to open up his running game Friday. Fate had other ideas in their 20-0 loss to Plainview. 

After Plainview scored on its first drive Friday night, the Chieftain offense dialed up a long pass. Unfortunately, quarterback Cade Hammond was hit by two Indian defensive linemen and went down for a loss. After the players were pulled out of the pile, Hammond stayed down.

After one play on offense, Seminole lost its starting quarterback. After Hammond was sidelined, the Chieftain offense became very one-dimensional. The Seminole running attack with Jumon Dennis and Cameron Gunville is normally explosive. But Plainview was able to fill the box with defenders and kept the SHS offense from having any success.

The Indians scored again on the first play of the second quarter. The PAT failed and Plainview led 13-0.

Both teams exchanged possessions until late in the fourth quarter when the Indians scored on a 4th and 5 pass to make the final 20-0.

Seminole had 33 rushes for 122 yards. They completed only two passes Friday night.

Plainview passed for 167 yards and ran for almost 300 yards as they locked up the 2nd place spot in the district.

Seminole goes on the road to district leading Sulphur next week. A loss would leave Seminole on the road to begin the playoffs. Hammond’s condition for next week’s game is still unknown.