Selinsgrove holds off Montoursville
By: Selinsgrove Athletics | Selinsgrove Athletics | October 29, 2021
MONTOURSVILLE — Brandon Hile ran for two touchdowns, and the Selinsgrove defense limited Montoursville to just 116 total yards of offense as the Seals wrapped up the regular season with a 21-10 Heartland Athletic Conference crossover victory on Friday night.
The Seals (7-3) will host Shamokin in the first round of the District 4 Class 4A playoffs on Friday. Montoursville (5-5) hosts Athens in the quarterfinals of the District 4 Class 3A playoffs on Friday.
Selinsgrove's defense dominated the Warriors, coming up with 12 tackles for a loss, and limited Montoursville to 33 yards rushing. Selinsgrove had a season-high five sacks in the victory led by Aaron Rothermel, who finished with two. Damian Catherman and Garrett Paradis each had 1.5 sacks in the victory.
Defensive lineman Steven Miller and Rothermel each led the Seals with three tackles for a loss in the victory. Paradis had a team-high eight tackles, while Rothermel and Logan Othoudt each had six stops in the win
Selinsgrove led 7-0 on Hile's 26-yard TD run with 2:36 left in the first quarter, but Montoursville's defense stopped the Seals on downs late in the second quarter, and the Warriors offense took advantage.
Wyatt Fry kicked a 30-yard with 19 seconds left in the first half to cut the Selinsgrove lead to 7-3.
After attempting just one pass in a rainy first half, Selinsgrove sophomore quarterback Mark Pastore hit Nate Aument with a 48-yard scoring strike to push the Seals lead to 14-3 with 7:27 left in the third quarter.
Montoursville answered right back. The Warriors got a long kickoff return, and Maddix Dalena hit Isaiah Fenner with a 38-yard scoring strike to bring the Warriors back to 14-10 just 16 seconds later.
The Seals had a field goal blocked in the third quarter, before Hile salted the game away with 2:45 left in the contest with a four-yard TD run.
Hile finished the game with 109 yards rushing.
Selinsgrove 21, Montoursville 10
Selinsgrove (7-3);7;0;7;7 — 21
Montoursville (5-5);0;3;7;0 — 10
S—Brandon Hile 26 run (Austin Young kick), 2:36
M—FG Wyatt Fry 30, 0:19
S-Nate Aument 48 pass from Mark Pastore (Young kick), 7:27
M-Isaiah Fenner 38 pass from Maddix Dalena (Fry kick), 7:11
S-Brandon Hile 4 run (kick good), 2:45
RUSHING — Montoursville: Dylan Blackwell 16-72; Kayden Frame 1-(-3); Nick Reeder 1-0; Isaiah Fenner 2-(-5); Maddix Dalena 8-(-31). Selinsgrove: Brandon Hile 16-109, 2 TDs; Tucker Teats 14-31; Gavin Bastian 2-6; Logan Othoudt 2-7; Ethan Miller 1-3, Mark Pastore 6-(-29).
PASSING — Montoursville: Maddix Dalena, 6-11-0 for 83 yards, TD. Selinsgrove: Mark Pastore, 3-8-0 57, TD.
RECIEVING — Montoursville: Isaiah Fenner 2-51, TD; Dylan Blackwell, 1-11; Kayden Frame 1-4; James Batkowski 1-5; Marco Pulizzi 1-12. Selinsgrove: Nate Aument, 2-51; Teats 1-6.