Blue Devils prepare for Mount Union


Jeff Miller

Bellwood-Antis kicks off action tonight in Mount Union at 7.

Troy Walker, Sports Editor

The sight for the Blue Devils this Friday night will be Mount Union PA, as they hit the buses to take on the Trojans. 

The Devils come into the game with an undefeated record of 7-0, and currently holding the third seed in the District 6 PIAA AA playoff bracket.

Mount Union dropped its last game to Everett by a close score of 21-16, putting their record on the season now to 1-6. 

It’s questionable how the Trojans didn’t come out with the win. Overall, on offense, MU toppled over Everett, having 412 yards compared to their 267. The biggest gap in yards is in Mount Union’s passing yards, 224 compared to 17. 

Even with the 21 points scored, Mount Union is averaging just over 13 points per game.

On defense, there wasn’t much separation, Everett totaled for 53 tackles while MU had 49. It will be interesting how the Trojans come back from this disappointing loss. It was a strong showing for the Trojans’ defense, which allowed fewer than its season average of 24.

Back in Bellwood, the Devils put up 547 yards in a dominant 50-14 victory over West Branch. B-A is now averaging almost 38 points per game while allowing just over 11.

Led by junior Nick Plank, the Devils went on the ground for 440 yards, compared to the Warriors’ 84.

The Bellwood defense also made a significant impact throughout the game, holding down West Branch to 240 yards, and only 14 points. 

Senior Julian Bartlebaugh said, “We are going to prepare like we do every week, our goal is to win and get better and win as a team. Overall, we are trying to be better than we were a week before.” 

Friday night will surely hold a tough inter county conference match-up, with both teams on conquests to define their seasons, and move on to the playoffs.