Devils host Juniata Valley in battle of unbeatens

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Devils host Juniata Valley in battle of unbeatens

B-A is hoping to up its record with a win over Juniata Valley.

B-A is hoping to up its record with a win over Juniata Valley.

Maria Cuevas

B-A is hoping to up its record with a win over Juniata Valley.

Maria Cuevas

Maria Cuevas

B-A is hoping to up its record with a win over Juniata Valley.

Travis Luensmannn, Sports Writer

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Tonight’s showdown at Memorial Stadium will feature two of the best teams in the ICC: the 2-0 Hornets of Juniata Valley, and the 2-0 Blue Devils of Bellwood.

After strong performances from both teams last week, it will be interesting to see who take home the win. Juniata Valley, who lost star players  Quinn Zinoble, and Jaxson Rand to graduation have been faced with the task of replacing those spots. With those players last year, the Hornets won the 1A District 6 championship and made it to the final four in the state.

Despite these losses, it is safe to say that they Hornets are still dangerous, and are in position to improve to 3-0 tonight. Last week in their 30-10 victory over Mount Union, senior quarterback Caden Rupert led the Hornets in passing yards with 105 on 11 of 16 attempts. Another Hornet senior, Grant Musser, rushed for 17 yards on 2 carries, the most out of any Hornet in the game. Junior Gabe Brower led in reviving yards with 39, while only being targeted 3 times.

Defensively, two Hornets lead the team with tackles with 7 a-piece.

The Devils, coming off a 48-0 victory over Glendale, had some impressive stats of their own. Fueled by juniors Zach Mallon and Nick Plank, who each had rushing and receiving touchdowns, and also stellar defense by rising star Ty Noonan, B-A’s offense was in high gear. With only 5 first downs the entire game, the Vikings could never really get the ball moving in their favor. The added pairs of interceptions and fumbles didn’t help Glendale either.

Game time is 7 p.m.. at Memorial Stadium, and don’t forget tonight’s game supports the Brian Morden Foundation, so be sure to donate.

 

 

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