Special teams key Selinsgrove victory in opener

Special teams key Selinsgrove victory in opener

By: Selinsgrove Athletics | Selinsgrove Athletics | September 12, 2020

It took Selinsgrove a little time to take advantage of its special teams advantage against Milton, but once the Seals did, the rout was on.

Selinsgrove blocked three punts - the first was recovered inside the Black Panthers 5, but the Seals fumbled the ball away on the next play - and the Aument brothers combined for three scores as Selinsgrove beat Milton, 42-6.

Brandon Hile blocked the first punt of the game for Selinsgrove, after the Seals had pinned Milton deep in its own territory. Milton forced a fumble on the next play, resulting in a touchback.

The Seals finally got untracked late in the first quarter after Nate Aument intercepted a pass. One play later, Nate Schon motored 42 yards for a touchdown. 

Selinsgrove added another long touchdown on its next possession when Ryan Aument scored from 53 yards out to make it 14-0. 

Schon blocked a punt on the next Milton possession, and this time the Seals took advantage of the five-yard punt when Ryan Aument scored on a short touchdown four plays later for a 20-0 Selinsgrove lead.

The Black Panthers would score on their next possession, but Nate Aument immediately took back the momentum for Selinsgrove, returning the ensuing kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown as Selinsgrove opened up a 28-6 lead.

Teague Hoover rushed for two touchdowns in the second half as the Seals improve to 1-0 on the season.

Up next for Selinsgrove, a trip to Central Mountain, which rolled to a 33-6 win over Shikellamy.



Score by quarters

Selinsgrove (1-0)`14`14`14`0 — 42

Milton (0-1)`0`6`0`0 — 6

First quarter

S-Nate Schon 41 run (Kyle Ruhl kick), 3:14.

S-Ryan Aument 53 run (Ruhl kick), 0:47

Second quarter

S-Aument 2 run (Ruhl kick), 8:57.

M-Ethan Rowe 1 run (PAT failed), 2:53.

S-Nate Aument 84 kickoff return (Ruhl kick), 2:40

Third quarter

S-Teague Hoover 9 run (Ruhl kick), 6:29

S-Hoover 2 run (Ruhl kick), 0:09



First downs`6`8

Total yards`263`156



Passing yards`78`74




RUSHING — Selinsgrove: R. Aument 6-64, 2 TDs; Schon 2-58, TD; Hoover 6-38, 2 TDs; Coy Bastian 5-34; Reece Fellman 1-2; Jack Hawn 4-(-4); TEAM 1-(-7). Milton: Jason Valladares 30-69; Rowe 4-10, TD; Ashton Canelo 2-8; Alexander DeHart 1-2; Trey Locke 2-(-7).

PASSING — Selinsgrove: Bastian 5-10-0, 78 yards. Milton: Rowe 10-19-1, 74 yards.

RECEIVING — Selinsgrove: R. Aument 1-41, Brett Foor 3-24, Schon 1-13. Milton: Canelo 4-25, Xzavier Minium 2-23, Dylan Reiff 2-21, Valladares 1-5, Nathan Scholl 1-0.