Seals win over Berwick
BERWICK – “I can’t wait to play”. Those are the five words I asked Berwick coach Gary Campbell. After a crushing 34-6 defeat to the Seals in which Berwick was held to under 70 yards total offense on the night he’s probably still waiting for his team to play.
Berwicks lone bright spot came on a Brandon Cope interception and 34 yard return for a TD to start the game. After that it was all Selinsgrove.
The Seals responded quickly on their next drive, going 54 yards in 8 plays to tie the game on a Kyle Reinard 18 yard scamper to paydirt. The pat failed and the game was tied at 6.
Berwick had the ball to start the second quarter but on a 4th down from their own 37 Berwick attempted a punt but Ryan Keiser came flying in from the left and blocked the kick giving the Seals the ball at the 20. Several plays later Cameron Benner scored one of his 2 rushing touchdowns on the night making the score 13-6 with the pat being good. The Seals capped the scoring in the half on a 6 yard Cory Briggs to Ryan Keiser td pass, the pat made the score 20-6 at the break.
“Block” was what Campbell told his offense in the lockeroom, referring to the Dawgs inability to move the ball in the first half. Selinsgrove held the Berwick offense to just 15 yards of total offense and 1 first down (by penalty) on the half.
Berwick came out fired up at the half and drove to the Seals 40 but on 4th and 2 the entire line of the Seals stuffed Berwicks powerful back Lou Hampton at the line forcing the turnover on downs. Hampton had gone over 100 yards the first 4 games of the season but was held to just 11 yards on 10 carries for the night.
After a penalty plagued 3rd quarter the Seals would cap the scoring on a td pass to Keiser and a run by Benner.
Berwick was held without a 1st down the final 20 minutes of the second half. Next week Selinsgrove plays Shamokin while the Dawgs look to recover next week at West Scranton.
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