Blue Devils run all over Mo Valley

100 yards each from Kline and Brunner turns game into a rout


Ali Wagner

Duke Brunner and Sawyer Kline each ran for 100 yards in a big win over Moshannon Valley.

Phoebe Potter, Staff Writer

The Blue Devils were finally able to launch their run game with a 49-13 win over Moshannon Valley last Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

Duke Brunner had three touchdowns for B-A and ran for more than 100 yards, and Sawyer Kline rushed for 115 on 8 carries, with a 78 yard run.

“We proved that we do have some people who can tote the ball and get it in the end zone,” said Bellwood-Antis coach John Hayes.

With that said, the Blue Devils still did not disappoint passing with a 59 yard pass from Jarrett Taneyhill to Brendan Kowalski and a 19 yard pass to Friedenberger to score.

The Blue Devil defense continued to prove its dominance and held the Knights after a 36 yard run by Jake Murawski for a MV touchdown and a 14 yard pass to Connor Holobinko in the first half.

“Our run game was amazing,” said Taneyhill, who completed 6 of 13 passes for 105 yards to go over 1,000 yards passing for the season. “The line was opening up holes and Duke and Sawyer were running really hard.”

Brunner felt the running game made a statement.

“We proved that we can run a lot more,” said Brunner, who had 21 carries for 116 yards. “We drove down the field, and if we ran the ball we never failed to get a first down.”

“The line was opening up holes and Duke and Sawyer were running really hard.”

— Jarrett Taneyhill

B-A improved to 4-1 overall, building on a four-game winning streak. Mo Valley dipped to 3-2.

It was Homecoming for the Blue Devils, and Grace Misera was crowned queen at halftime.

The Devils started out strong with a 5-yard run by Brunner to score in the first. Murawski  then tied the score with a 36 yard run, followed by Larry Brown’s PAT to give the Knights a 7-6 lead.

The Knights’ lead, however, was short-lived when, on the first play of the ensuing series Taneyhill spotted Kowalski for a 59 completion for a score. Shawn Wolfe ran for the two-pointer putting the Blue Devils ahead 14-7.

In the second Nate Friedenberger caught a 19 yard pass from Taneyhill to score, and Kowalski’s PAT followed. Brunner then scored again with a three yard run to make it 28-7. It was in the final seconds of the first half when Mo Valley’s Neff found Holobinko for a 14 yard pass with the Knights still trailing 28-13.

Coach Hayes felt B-A’s defense had a big stop to start the second half after Valley had driven the field. A Kowalski interception in the end zone halted the drive.

“The kids get credit for that,” he said. “They answered the call and did what they had to do.”

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After halftime there wasn’t much action offensively for the Devils until Kline ran for an astonishing 78 yard touchdown, with not a Knight in sight, with 38 seconds dwindling in the third quarter.

The Blue Devils did not back down in the fourth and continued to drive, with a 7-yard run from Morder to score and Brunner’s third touchdown run.

B-A will now wait until Friday to travel to Williamsburg for a game against the 4-1 Blue Pirates. It’s a tough ICC game in a conference that has been strong.

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“To continue our success, we need to work harder than all the other teams that are focusing on the same goal, a District 6 championship,” said Brunner.