The Bellwood-Antis football team put together a dominant performance for the second time this season, led by their defense which allowed just two first downs and 23 yards of total offense in a 40-0 whitewashing of Everett on Friday evening to move to 4-0 on the season.
In the first half, the Blue Devils offense started all but one drive in Everett territory, and it led to 27 first half points.
“We set our goals and said we want to come out and take care of business this week,” said Blue Devil head coach Nick Lovrich. “We wanted to get a little better from what we were last week. We worked hard at practice and I think our guys executed pretty well today in all three phases of the game.
“It takes all 11 guys to be able to (get the shutout). Whenever you have a game where everyone plays, it takes every single player on the team to put that effort in to keep that shutout. I was very proud of our guys tonight.”
Despite the Blue Devils’ first offensive series ending in an interception, the B-A defense still did its job and got a quick three-and-out. With Bellwood starting at the Warrior 40, they needed just six plays to find the end zone with the drive culminating on a Nick Plank 16-yard touchdown run. Evan Pellegrine’s PAT gave the Blue Devils a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.
The Warriors got a deep pass play on their next drive on a Malex Akers pass to Calvin Iseminger for 31 yards down to the B-A 36. However, a bad snap quickly pushed them back into Bellwood territory and had to punt.
The next Bellwood drive ended in similar fashion to the previous one, ending in a Zach Mallon 21-yard TD run to give the Blue Devils a 13-0 lead.
Everett fumbled away the ensuing kickoff, but Bellwood had to punt it away after three plays.
But Everett fumbled again on their first offensive play, which gave the Blue Devils the ball at the Everett 1. Quarterback Trevor Miller snuck in the TD to give Bellwood a 20-0 lead.
The Warriors fumbled the ball seven times in the game, but only lost two of them.
John Kost gave the Blue Devils one more touchdown late in the first half, putting the Blue Devils ahead 27-0 at halftime.
Bellwood knocked in another touchdown on the first series of the second half, needing six plays to go 63 yards. Miller’s third-and-9 pass to Troy Walker was a key on the drive, going for 20 yards down to the Everett 6. Mallon punched the ball in two plays later, giving the Blue Devils a 34-0 lead after Pellegrine’s extra point.
On the third play of Bellwood’s next drive, Miller hit a wide-open Ty Noonan for a 42-yard touchdown to make it 40-0, which put the Mercy Rule clock in effect.
The Blue Devil defense held the Warriors to minus-8 yards on the ground, while the team committed just one penalty on a delay of game in the fourth quarter.
Miller tossed for 100 yards exactly after being done for the game after his touchdown pass to Noonan. Mallon ran for 101 yards on just 10 carries.
The Blue Devils are back home on Friday at Memorial Field as they host Moshannon Valley for Homecoming. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Bellwood-Antis 40, Everett 0Score by Quarters Bellwood-Antis 7 20 13 0 — 40 Everett 0 0 0 0 — 0
Scoring SummaryFirst Quarter BA — Plank 16 run, (Pellegrine kick), 3:50
Second Quarter BA — Z. Mallon 21 run, (kick failed), 10:16 BA — Miller 1 run, (Pellegrine kick), 8:21 BA — Kost 1 run, (Pellegrine kick), 2:09
Third Quarter BA — Z. Mallon 5 run, (Pellegrine kick), 9:22 BA — Noonan 42 pass from Miller, (kick failed), 6:23
Team Statistics BA E
First Downs 19 2 Att-Yards Rushing 42-190 23-(-8) Pass Att.-Comp.-Int. 5-8-1 4-11-0 Passing Yards 100 31 Total Plays-Yards 50-290 34-23 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 7-2 Penalties-Yards 1-5 4-21 Punts-Average 2-33.0 7-28.2
Individual StatisticsRushing Bellwood-Antis — Z. Mallon 10-101, Plank 11-63, J. Kost 6-10, Pellegrino 4-9, Gibbons 2-6, Dorminy 1-4, Shildt 1-3, N. Kost 1-3, Pluebell 2-1, Shawley 1-0, Team 1-0, Miller 2-(-10). Everett — Decker 4-14, Iseminger 3-5, Jay 1-0, Dietrich 1-0, Mellott 8-(-3), Akers 5-(-9), Team 1-(-15).
Passing Bellwood-Antis — Miller 5-of-8, 100 yds., TD, Int. Everett — Akers 4-of-10, 31 yds.; Harman 0-of-1, 0 yds.
Receiving Bellwood-Antis — Walker 3-43, Noonan 1-42, S. Mallon 1-15. Everett — Iseminger 2-34, Zinn 1-1, Mellott 1-(-4).
InterceptionsEverett — Iseminger.