B-A runs away with a huge win over Tyrone

Troy Walker, Staff Writer

The junior high version of the Backyard brawl was played on Saturday, September 3 at Bellwood-Antis’ Memorial Field, with Bellwood coming out on top 28-6 over Tyrone.

Bellwood dominated all aspects of the game even with many key players getting injured or battling injuries. Dallas Hollen had a huge defensive game and played a big role in the victory before getting injured in the third quarter.

Our guys wanted to beat Tyrone for an unprecedented fourth straight time. The team executed well.”

— Coach Burch

Dallas said, “Our defense was the biggest part of our win. We did really good and held them when we needed to and shut them down.  We thought it would be a good game because they looked bigger than us, but we fought harder and played much better. We had more fight in us.  It felt good to dominate them because it’s the biggest game of the year, and it was awesome having so much support from the community and our fans.”

Bellwood-Antis head coach Charlie Burch stated that “Our guys wanted to beat Tyrone for an unprecedented fourth straight time. The team executed well and we dominated the trenches.”

There were four Blue Devils who reached the End Zone: Lincoln Boyer ran for a 6-yard touchdown run, John Kost had a 7-yard touchdown run, Dallas Hollen rushed for a 3-yard touchdown, and Zach Mallon tacked on a final score for the Blue Devils in the third quarter, putting them up 28-0.

Starting Quarterback and three-year leader Trevor Miller said, “All three years I’ve played the ninth grade team has beat Tyrone and that feels great!  To get ready I listened to some music to get pumped up and just got in the zone to make sure I was ready.  They couldn’t stop our running game. It was so important in us winning”

Levi Blazer had the one and only touchdown for the Tyrone Golden Eagles in the fourth quarter to set the final score.