In a regular season meeting with Seymour, the North Panthers were able to escape with a 14-12 win.
Playing for fifth place Thursday night in the Smoky Mountain Athletic Conference, North pulled out another two-point win, 8-6.
"We were really evenly matched with Seymour," North coach Chris Wampler said. "I guess we're two points better than they are."
Points for both teams came in a hurry. After going scoreless for the entire first quarter and a long portion of the second, North put together a 10-play, 67-yard drive to score.
Quarterback Gabe Williams completed four passes for 42 yards on the drive, capping it off with a touchdown pass to Preston Adams for 13 yards.
Williams had what would have been a pass for about 40 yards to Landon Miller negated with a holding penalty on the drive.
Micah Rittenhouse also made an impact on the scoring drive with a 30-yard rush on a reverse. Rittenhouse added the two-point conversion, diving for the left pylon to break the goal line.
"Our two-point conversions have kept us in a lot of games late," Wampler said.
Seymour wasted no time in response, driving 52 yards on eight plays on the ensuing possession.
North nearly put a stop to the drive twice with interception chances, but could not maintain a handle on either ball.
The defense was able to keep Seymour out of the end zone on the two-point conversion attempt to take a lead into the half.
Out of the break, Seymour took the ball on a 12-play drive that covered 53 yards before North forced a turnover on downs from inside their own 10.
"Huge goal line stand down there," Wampler said. "We don't get that and we probably don't win it."
Seymour had the ball two mores times in the game but failed to convert a first down on either possession.
"That's pretty much what we've lived on the last few weeks," Wampler said. "It's been a battle every time and we've had to play really good defense. I was really proud of them stepping up."
North finished with 174 total yards of offense, coming on three long drives. One ended with a touchdown, but the other two with a fumble. Wampler said turnovers can be frustrating but it's part of the game and was happy his team was able to overcome each.
"They're middle school kids," he said. "They're going to get confused, they're going to do stuff like that. I've been around them long enough to know that it's just going to happen."
Williams finished the game with 57 yards on six of nine passing. Adams, Miller, Rittenhouse and Tyler Dutton each caught at least one pass.
Rittenhouse ran for 76 yards on 15 carries and was key in eating up the clock late to help secure the win for North.