Football team looks to bounce back against West Branch

No time to hang heads on Homecoming


Tierra Mahute

B-A will look for a big bounce back win against West Branch on Homecoming.

Joe Padula, Staff Writer

The last time the Blue Devil football team started the season with two losses was 1999. So a great deal of panic and questioning has gone on around the town with this year’s 0-2 start for B-A.

There is a plethora of reasons as to why the team has gotten off to such a slow start. Over the past two games the Blue Devils have rushed for a total of 128 yards, averaging only 64 yards per game on the ground.

Turnovers have also been a big issue for the team this season. The team has a total of six turnovers.

However, the players don’t want to blame the running game or turnovers.

All of the goals we made before the start of the season are still attainable.”

— Coach Lovrich

Defensive Backs Ethan McGee and Jarrett Taneyhill said the biggest issue of the season so far is a fundamental issue in “poor tackling” is what led to these two uncharacteristic losses for Bellwood.

There is no reason to panic if you’re a fan of the Devils because the team is back with a vengeance and will attempt to get things back on track this week when B-A takes on the West Branch Warriors on Homecoming Friday night at 7.

The warriors are entering the contest with a record of 1-1 and are coming off a 42-24 loss to Claysburg-Kimmel.

Assistant coach Mr. Nick Lovrich believes one of the team needs to play with more cohesion.

“Football is the ultimate team sport. All 11 guys must be playing together as one, if every player does there job the team will achieve success,” he said.

Regardless of the two losses the teams spirt remains high.

“We have had a solid week of practice, in which there has been a great deal of enthusiasm.”

It is very important for the Blue Devils to not hang their head on these losses and remain focused enough to not let them impact the upcoming weeks.

“Although we lost the first two games, all of the goals we made before the start of the season are still attainable,” said Mr. Lovrich