Date in Blue Devil Football
Daily Herald Sports Editor
On September 19, 1997,
Bellwood-Antis rolled Southern Huntingdon from the ranks of the undefeated
Playing at Southern Huntingdon, the
Blue Devils moved the ball, but kept shooting themselves in the foot in
the first half. The Rockets couldnt stop B-A all night. Every Blue
Devil series ended up with either a touchdown or B-A turnover.
Jeremy Guyer, who rushed 20 times for
110 yards rushed twice for 20 yards to begin the first scoring drive.
Then after taking turns carrying the ball with Don Lingenfelter, Guyer
slammed in for the first of three TDs from the two-yard line to cut Southerns
lead to 8-6.
B-A, which limited the Rockets to 46
yards rushing and 50 passing in the second half, stuffed Southern Huntingdons
first try on offense in the third quarter and marched 72 yards for a score.
Matt Miller completed passes to Josh Hayes for 14 yards, Dan Tubbs for
22, Jim Gwinn for 11 and Guyer accounted for 25 yards on four carries,
including the four-yard TD.
Tim Tyler came with his third interception
in two weeks and returned the pick 26 yards to the SH-19. Miller tossed
a nine-yard connection to Hayes and three caries by Guyer, the last for
the three-yard score, put Bellwood-Antis into a 19-16 lead with the PAT
kick by Tubbs.
Southern marched to the BA-28, where
the Blue Devils took over and turned around to march 72 yards for their
B-A used five different ballcarriers
to deliver the final punch with Hayes notching the 11-yard TD and Tubbs
adding the extra point kick.
Junior tailback Steve Walker led Bellwood-Antis to a 24-6 victory over
West Branch on September 19, 1980.
Walker pounded in scores from four
and five yards out for a pair of short touchdown runs, used his open field
ability to scoot 22 yards for a third score and also grabbed a pass from
Blue Devil quarterback Dave DiRoma for a 42 yard hookup to tally all of
the points in the game.
DiRoma, filling in injured starter
Butch Riggleman, completed six of nine tosses, including the TD pitch
to Walker, for 89 yards and no interceptions. The Blue Devils had been
intercepted eight times in the previous two ballgames.
Walker carried the ball 23 times for
114 yards and Jim Dorminy added 72 yards on a dozen carries for head coach
John Hayes in his first year at Bellwood-Antis.
Home for the third straight week to start the 1969 football season, Bellwood-Antis
faced a Class B opponent for the first time in the season after losing
to a pair of Class A foes in Tyrone 34-14 and Penn Cambria 20-0.
Although the result was the same, the
Blue Devils had their best offensive performance of the year in a 26-12
loss to West Branch on September 19, 1969.
Sophomore Jim Nolan moved into the
starting lineup at right guard for coach Chet Dillen, replacing Jay McCaulley,
who shifted over to play left tackle. Dillen noted that he is pleased
with the play of the sophomores in the lineup and may be moving more into
the starting 11 in the near future if they continue to improve.
Bellwood-Antis picked themselves up
after trailing 14-0 with a 74-yard march for a score just before halftime.
Senior quarterback Bo DelGrosso scrambled 52 yards on a bootleg for the
West Branch tacked on another score
in the third quarter and came up with a big defensive play, shaking the
ball loose to stop a Blue Devils drive at the WB-20.
The two schools then traded TDs in
the fourth quarter with Bellwood-Antis striking first. Tim White capped
a 74-yard drive with a 10-yard TD run with 8:21 remaining. B-A actually
chalked up more first downs 13-12, but ended up on the short end of the
score by two TDs.
Dillen was helped by Bob Fowler and
new assistant Darrell Claar, who in the winter began the schools
first wrestling program.