Devils begin chase for a title

B-A opens at home tonight against Southern Huntingdon


Ali Wagner

Duke Brunner pummeled the Rockets when the teams met two weeks ago.

Bellwood-Antis defeated Southern Huntington 42-6 two weeks ago at Memorial Stadium, and looks to build on that performance as the Rockets will be rolling into Bellwood yet again tonight in the first round of the District 6-AA playoffs.

After B-A’s rout of Southern Huntington in Week 8, both teams went on to shut out their Week 9 opponents.

The Blue Devils stomped on Northern Bedford on B-A’s senior night, 48-0.

The win concluded B-A’s regular season at 9-1 and capped off  a nine-game win streak.

Southern Huntington rebounded from the 36-point loss B-A handed to them with a 36 point victory of their own as they beat Glendale 36-0. The Rockets fished their regular season with a 5-5 record.

B-A enters the playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind Ligonier Valley, which means they can play at home as long as theykeep winning, all the way until the championship game at Mansion Park. Southern is the No. 7 seed.

When these two teams meet previously senior Duke Brunner could simply not be stopped.”

The winner will face the winner of tomorrow’s game between No. 4 Westmont and No. 5 West Shamokin.

When these two teams meet previously senior Duke Brunner could simply not be stopped. Brunner averaged 8.2 yards on 15 carries, which translated into a 123 yard, and a four-touchdown night.

Brunner, who has been solid all season long for the Blue Devils, is now just 96 yards short of reaching the 1,000-yard rushing plateau for the season. He should have no problem surpassing the milestone this week, as he should run wild against Southern Huntington’s porous rushing defense.

B-A held Southern Huntington’s leading rusher Bryce Snyder to just 49 yards when the two teams meet two weeks ago.

If the Blue Devils can repeat the task of shutting down Snyder yet again, the game will end very similarly to the game two weeks ago, especially when you consider that Southern Huntington quarter back Eric Patton has passed for 100 yards or more only once this season when he threw for 100 yards against Williamsburg Week 3. Patton threw for just 26 yards against B-A two weeks ago.