Monday, October 6, 2008

Selinsgrove Seals inside the numbers against Shamokin

A closer look at the at the stats of Selinsgrove against Shamokin looks good on the surface. The Seals scored 41 points, rushed for 41 times for 325 yards and threw for 117.

If you look at the rushing yards and subtract the following:

Lauver - 94 yard run.
Briggs - 45 and 22 yard scrambles
Keiser - 53 yard run
Benner - 30 yard run

That is 244 yards. So take away those five plays. The Seals average per rush on 36 carries is a mere 2.25/rush attempt. Keep in mind the Seals were 13-19 through the air.

Here is where the Seals did their damage. Selinsgrove was 5 of 8 on third down and three for three on fourth downconversions. The defense also had three interceptions.

Look for the game on Friday with Southern to be a defensive battle and scoring should be a premium. I don't believe Southern's "D" will give up five big plays to the Seals. The game may hinge on the arm of Corey Briggs which has shown alot of improvement since week 1 against Mount Carmel.

If Southern has to go to the air, we will be able to measure the strides Jeremy Campbell has made.

Missed It
After sitting through 53 minutes of Susquehanna University falling behind to the Merchant Marine Academy 35-21, my son and decided to leave.

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