Blue Devils look to dominate Everett


Ali Wagner

It’s on to the next one for B-A tonight as the Devils travel to Everett.

Jake Miller, Sports Writer

Tonight Bellwood-Antis will take on the Everett Warriors, at Everett.

The Warriors (1-2) come in hoping to avenge a 20-3 loss against Moshannon Valley. Everett was able to strike first with a Brady Foor field goal, after which the momentum switched towards Moshannon Valley, and Everett, unable to start their running game, finished with -31 yards

Everett, a young team that has two returning seniors, will look to be competitive against the undefeated Blue Devils, who come off a 42-20 win against Claysburg-Kimmel.

The high point in the Warriors season so far came when they were able to beat rivals Tussey Mountain in a thrilling 34-32 win. Everett was able to rally in the fourth quarter to score a touchdown and hold on to win in what was a very even game.

Everett’s defense is surrendering more than 30 points per game, while the offense generates a little more than 10 per game.

Bellwood-Antis (3-0) on the other hand, has started the 2017 season strong. Beginning with an overtime win over Tyrone, the Blue Devils have utilized a modern offense with dual-threat quarterback Shawn Wolfe leading the way.

Wolfe has been instrumental in each game Bellwood-Antis has won this season and will surely be a problem for Everett’s defense. Averaging 63 rushing yards per game and 109 passing yards, Wolfe is looking forward to the game Friday.

“I think I’m prepared physically and mentally to take on Everett,” Wolfe claimed. Wolfe also mentioned that the practices this week have helped him prepare for the game.

The Devils are quite balanced, averaging more than 200 rushing yards and 114 passing yards per game.

We’ve worked hard in practice and already have improved this season.

— Shawn Wolfe

Bellwood-Antis’ defense will also look to make a big impression against Everett. Seniors Eric Morder and Thor Schmittle, both averaging, over seven tackles per game, will look to provide a lot of structure to the Blue Devil defense.

“We look to keep the passing game locked down with good coverage in the secondary,” Morder said.

Morder, who also has two interceptions and a sack, claims he is prepared to contain Everett quarterback Macen Akers when he runs.

Akers, like Wolfe, is a dual-threat quarterback who is a leader on Everett’s offense.

The kick off is at 7:00 at the Everett High School Athletic Field.