The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

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The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

The BluePrint

The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body

The BluePrint

Bald Eagles fly past Bellwood

Holden Schreier and Alex McCartney in the backfield. (Morgan Kienzle)

Friday night, Bellwood-Antis hosted Bald Eagle in the second to last home game. The Devils fell to the Bald Eagles by a score of 42-0.

Bald Eagle looked dominant on both sides of the ball in handing B-A its second shutout.

Bald Eagle produced scoring in multiple ways. They threw for two touchdowns, ran for two touchdowns, and scored two defensive touchdowns.

The Blue Devils were able to force a fourth down on the opening drive, but the Bald Eagle offense went for it and found the end zone on a 29-yard pass to Kahale Burns.

Bald Eagle scored again on a 7-yard touchdown pass to Burns, a standout wide receiver. Bellwood was able to limit him to only three catches, but two of those were for touchdowns.

The Eagles constantly had great field position because of four Bellwood turnovers. Ball security was an issue for the Blue Devils, who had two fumbles and two interceptions, against a good Bald Eagle defense.

The Bald Eagles next score came on a 27-yard fumble recovery. Bald Eagle led 21-0 with 11:50 left in the second quarter.

Bald Eagle defensive lineman Alex Lefebvre led the defense with 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and an interception.

Bellwood’s offense was essentially nonexistent, totaling just 34 total yards of offense. Colin Gibbons and Josh Dorminy were Blue Devils who had good games despite the team’s struggles. Gibbons hauled in 4 catches for 41 yards and Dorminy had 5 catches for 27 yards. Gibbons is leading the team with 25 catches for 276 yards as a sophomore.

“It feels great being able to contribute to the team in such a way. I’m grateful for the coaches and players to give me their trust to make plays. I’m only able to do this with the help from my other receivers and my running back who all cause trouble as well,” said Gibbons.

The Bald Eagles kept adding on with a 7-yard rushing touchdown by Cameron Dubbs to put Bald Eagle up by 28 points.

Bellwood quarterback Holden Schreier passed for more yards than Bald Eagle quarterback Carson Nagle, but Nagle was able to add two touchdowns, which helped give his team the edge.

Early in the third quarter Bald Eagle defensive end Wyatt Spackman intercepted a throw made by Schreier and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. This was the only score in the third quarter and put Bald Eagle up 35-0.

Bald Eagle totaled 179 offensive yards. A major struggle for the Blue Devils was the running game, where 5 of the 6 runners to carry the ball ended with negative yardage. In all, B-A had minus-52 yards on the ground.

The last score of the game came on a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Dubbs’s second score of the game. Also Bald Eagle kicker Kaden Burns had a good day converting all six extra point tries.

Bald Eagle was up 42-0 early in the fourth and took out most of their starters to rest for next week.

Bellwood will host Greater Johnstown this week in the final game of the season. Greater Johnstown will come into the game with a 0-9 record and 50 total points. This game will also be Senior Night for Bellwood to celebrate the player’s hard work and dedication to the football team.

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