Blue Devils fall to Ligonier


Ali Wagner

Shawn Wolfe talks with Coach Lovrich prior to the start of the second half against Ligonier Valley,

Hope Shook, Staff Writer

Saturday night in Johnstown, the B-A Blue Devils played their final game of the season, losing to Ligonier Valley in the second round of District 6 2A playoffs.

Third-seeded B-A was taken down by the second-seeded Rams 34-7.

“I thought our season was a successful one. It ended a little earlier than we wanted to, but I am very proud of what we accomplished both on and off the field. Our guys came together as a team,” Coach Nick Lovrich said.

The Blue Devils fought long and hard to score the first and second quarters, but with the tough defense by Ligonier Valley there was no such luck.

Meanwhile, Sam Sheeder scored a pair of touchdowns to help build the three-touchdown lead.

Sheeder finished with 9 receptions for 154 yards.

They started the second half 21-0, and the Blue Devil knew they need to push through to get on the scoreboard.

The only big play by the Blue devils was in the beginning of the third quarter. Senior quarterback  Shawn Wolfe broke loose from behind the line to run 55-yards to finally put B-A on the board.

Other than that one play the Blue Devils could not find a way around the Ligonier defense in order to score another time Saturday night. They managed just 133 yards in total offense.

Quarterback John Caldwell, who three for 308 yards, tossed another touchdown pass in response to Wolfe’s run to regain the three touchdown edge.

For the many seniors if was their last high school game.

“The seniors had a great career and should be proud of the whole group,” said Coach Lovrich. “We look forward  to trying to keep making B-A football the best it can be.”