Blue Devils fall to 0-2

B-A falls on the road to Mo Valley despite offensive improvement

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Tierra Mahute

The Blue Devils couldn’t quite get over the hump Friday in a loss at Moshannon Valley.

Christina Kowalski, Staff Writer

The Blue Devils traveled to Moshannon Valley looking to bounce back from a devastating loss in the Backyard Brawl, but came home empty handed.

Bellwood-Antis lost the game 28-13 after only trailing the Knights 7-0 at the half.

The game was even in the first half, with score tied at zero until the final minutes.  B-A, with the help of four penalties, was able to keep Mo Valley out of the end zone for three drives, but they scored late when Jake Murawski scored on a 15 yard run.

Down 7-0 the Devils needed to come out strong in the second half.  Senior Zach Taylor said, “After the half we felt we had a really good chance to come back.”

We haven’t been playing to the best of our abilities.”

— Senior Zach Taylor

Junior Jarrett Taneyhill went in at quarterback after the first half, which moved Jake Burch to tailback.  The duo went right down the field and scored, tying the game on a well-executed screen pass for 21 yards.

Taneyhill said, “We were hopeful to win after half.  The quick score that got us going early.”

Right after the Blue Devils scored their first touchdown the Knights came back and scored two, one of which was a pick-six by Hunter Dipko to make the score 21 to 7 with 19.5 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Blue Devils tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but came up short, getting only one touchdown on another pass from Taneyhill to Burch, this time for 23 yards.

Mo Valley also scored in the fourth quarter making the final score 28-13.

The team still needs to improve, but they are optimistic.

Taylor said, “We haven’t been playing to the best of our abilities.  We need to work better as an entire unit and focus on our basics.”

The Blue Devils are back home this Friday facing West Branch on Homecoming.