B-A finishes undefeated regular season


Zach Miller

Lincoln Boyer blasts through the line against Southern Huntingdon.

Travis Luensmann, Staff Writer

Fireworks sounded at the newly named John R. Hayes Field at Memorial Stadium Friday night, as the Devils completed an undefeated season with a perfect 10-0 record. The Blue and Gold ran the score up to 34-0 by the half and finished off the Rockets of Southern Huntington with a score of 46-7. 

A game like this is sure to put head coach Nick Lovrich in a positive mood, and heading into the playoffs, it will provide a hefty boost for the games to come.

B-A will face Cambria Heights Saturday as the No. 3 seed in district 6 2A.

“It’s a new season, and we are starting all over again. Cambria Heights doesn’t care about our record. It’s whoever is going to play the better game,” said Coach Lovrich.

The offensive showing by the Devils was fueled by junior Zach Mallon and seniors John Kost and Lincoln Boyer. Mallon ran in two touchdowns and also put up 111 yards on 10 carries. John Kost both received and rushed for touchdowns for the Mighty Blue while rushing for 62 yards on 5 carries. Last but not least, Lincoln Boyer put up 6 on a 4-yard rush while having 25 yards on 5 carries. 

Mallon andNick Plank each scored in the first quarter to build a 14-0. Kost added his two scores in the second quarter s B-A built an insurmountable halftime lead.

“Senior night was an emotional whole week starting on Monday,” said Kost. “We were confident in the win but I wanted to really enjoy one of my last Friday nights in a Blue Devils uniform.”

 Southern Huntington’s offense on the other hand wasn’t too exciting to say the least. The Rockets were only able to come up with 157 offensive yards on the night from 36 total plays. Leading rusher, sophomore Kendral Marino, rushed for 58 yards on 9 carries. In the air, senior quarterback Scott Garlock completed 12-22 passes for 122 yards. 

Bellwood without a doubt was alive on Friday night, from senior night and the renaming of the field in honor of coach John Hayes, to the Devils finishing their undefeated season.

It will be interesting how the town and team rev up come playoff time.