It only takes one half


Tierra Mahute

The Blue Devil defense lines up.

Christina Kowalski, Sports Writer

The Blue Devils found a way to bounce back this week after suffering a tough 41-20 loss to Northern Bedford last Friday.

Bellwood-Antis received the opening kickoff, which Duke Brunner returned 61 yards, and never looked back as they shut out the Glendale Vikings 41-0.

After advancing to the four-yard line quarterback Jarrett Taneyhill handed the ball off to senior Jake McCaulley, who ran it in for the Blue Devils’ first touchdown just two and a half minutes into the game. Brendan Kowalski missed the point after, but that proved to have no effect on the offense.

When the Blue Devils got the ball back they continued the “Jake and Jake Show.” Jake Burch and McCaulley combined for five of the six Blue Devil touchdowns as they led the team to victory.

Burch ran the ball 22-yards for the second touchdown of the night with just a little under five minutes left in the first quarter. With Burch’s touchdown and Kowalski’s point after the Blue Devils were up 13-0

Our offense fired on all gears and we exploded past them in the first half.”

— Jake McCaulley

Glendale then got the ball back deep in their own territory and was unable to get out. Their second possession ended when the ball sailed over their punters head allowing the Blue Devils to take over on the 5-yard line. Senior Devin Burr ran the ball in from there making the score 20-0 at the end of the first quarter.

“Our offense fired on all gears and we exploded past them in the first half,” said McCaulley.

After a few plays, Bellwood got the ball back and Jake Burch added two more touchdowns making his total three. Burch scored his second touchdown on a 6-yard run less than a minute into the second quarter and scored his third on a 22-yard run midway through the second quarter making in 34-0.

The Blue Devils would get the ball back twice before the half, but only score on once. McCaulley had the final Blue Devil touchdown, which he ran two yards putting the Blue Devils ahead 41-0.

In the second half, Glendale changed up their offense, but it still wasn’t enough to score on the Blue Devils.

McCaulley also said, “Our defense was strong and we were able to hold Glendale and shut them out for all four quarters.”

Bellwood-Antis brought home the win, improving their record to 6-3