Mount Carmel shuts out Selinsgrove, 10-0
SELINSGROVE — Quarterback Eddy Stewart threw two touchdowns passes and the Mount Carmel defense shut down the Seals’ offense as Mount Carmel snapped Selinsgrove’s 16-game winning streak with 14-0 shutout.
“I’m just so happy for our program. I’m telling you guys, we came over here expecting to win,” DeFrancesco said.
Mount Carmel’s defense held Selinsgrove to just 39 yards in the first half. Their offense was led by quarterback Stewart, who completed 11 of 16 passes for 146 yards and two scores.
Stewart talked about his offensive line. “Our line held up perfect. Compared to last year I didn’t have a lot of time to throw sometimes. I had all the confidence in the world tonight in my line.”
Mount Carmel took a 7-0 lead just before halftime when Stewart hit Michael Stutzcavage with a six-yard TD pass with 42 seconds left.
Selinsgrove did have a chance to tie the game when Zach Rager intercepted Stewart and returned it to the Red Tornado 16 yard line. Selinsgrove had a second-and-goal at the 3, but Tommy Hynoski recovered a bad snap at the Selinsgrove 4.
That proved to be the end of the Seals’ chances as Stewart guided the Tornadoes on a 15-play, 96-yard drive. Stewart found Meyrick Lamb for an 8-yard scoring pass. The drive took over 8:00 minutes off the clock. Lamb scored with 6:08 left in the game.
With the 14-0 win by Mount Carmel, the Seals suffered their first regular season shutout loss since a season opening defeat at the Silver Bowl in 2008. It was also the first home loss since 2004 with turf at Bolig Field.
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