Selinsgrove outlasts ACC 31-10
Shamokin: In a tail of two halves, Selinsgrove (14-0) scores 21 unanswered 2nd half points breaking a 10-10 halftime tie to advance to the Eastern 3A finals.
The Seals were able to put the ball in the air and capitalize on great field position especially in the 2nd half. Harvard-bound QB Cory Briggs was 17/29 for 229-yards and 2TD’s.
The game was filled with penalties and turnovers often times halting deep drives by both teams. There were a total of 8 turnovers. ACC (12-2) had 5 (3 fumbles and 2 INT’s) with the Seals at 3 (1 fumble and 2 INT’s).
The first half was running by ACC and passing by Selinsgrove. ACC Sophomore QB Brendan Nosovitch rushed for 133-yards in the first half. He was the only runner that the Seals couldn’t stop that is until the 2nd half where he had only 10-yards. His first run in the 2nd half of 19-yards put him over 1,000 yards rushing for the year. He is only the 2nd player in state history to pass for 2,000 yards and run for 1,000-yards in one season. The other District 11 player was Liberty’s Dan Persa.
Selinsgrove’s defense held the Viking’s to just 40 total yards in the 2nd half often sacking the QB while they began to get their running game going which was non existent in the 1st half.
ACC was unable to get their passing game on track all game which has been their bread and butter as of late. In fact, both teams excelled at what they didn’t in last week’s contests.
The seals 2nd half TD’s came on a 4-yard run by Kyle Reinard, a 3-yard run by Bryant Trautman, and a 4th quarter 3-yard pass by Matt Ruby. Their 1st quarter score was a 14-yard pass to Ryan Keiser.
ACC opened the scoring on their first drive of the night with a Nosovitch 6-yard TD. Each team added a FG in the 1st half as well.
Next week Selinsgrove will play Archbishop Wood in a rematch from last years Eastern Final game.
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