Blue Devils dominate Warriors


Zach Miller

Ty Noonan keeps his balance after avoiding an Everett defender.

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Friday evening was a night of firsts for the Bellwood-Antis football team.  It was the first time the Blue Bevils have played a home game in front of virtually no fans.  It was also the team’s first game in their new home jerseys.

However, it was not a night of firsts in terms of winning in the ICC.  The Blue Devils haven’t lost a game in the conference since 2016 and this didn’t change on Friday.  B-A beat the Everett Warriors handedly with a score of 46-0.

Touchdowns from Nick Plank, Zach Mallon, Cooper Keen, Joe Dorminy, Connor Gibbons and Trenton Pellegrino helped the Devils go ahead of the Warriors in the first half.  All of B-A’s points came in the first and second quarters before junior varsity players took over in the second half.

Zach Mallon led the charge with a total of 56 rushing yards and a kickoff return for an 80-yard touchdown just 12 seconds into the first quarter.  Zach Pellegrine had two passing touchdowns, one 8 yards to Cooper Keen and another 25 to Joe Dorminy. These were not the only contributing players however; 16 different players ran the ball,  which certainly played a role in the team’s success.

“We always talk about having high expectations for all of our players so I was very happy with our whole team’s performance,” said B-A coach Nick Lovrich. “It was nice to have 18 different kids touch the ball.  Their performance in the game shows how their hard work at practice was paying off.”

Bellwood dominated in almost every aspect including first downs (20-1) and total yards (305-(-6)). Bellwood also punted zero times to Everett’s punted four times.  

Now 2-0, B-A now hosts 1-1 Glendale on Friday, As recently as last week the Vikings were ranked No. 9 in the state in 1-A before losing to Norhtern Bedford last week.