Date in Blue Devil Football
Daily Herald Sports Editor
Both the rain and the opponent started too late to spoil Homecoming on
October 12, 1990,
as Bellwood-Antis gunned down Northern Bedford 41-22. The Blue Devils
built up a 41-0 advantage before the Panthers scored and the pre-game
and halftime activities were over before the rain got to a soaking
Chris McCartney pulled down an interception to stop the opening drive
by Northern Bedford and then in front of Homecoming Queen Kelly Schmidt
and her Court, shifted quickly to offense, shredding the Northern line
for a 49-yard TD romp.
Following a punt, senior speedster Bo Lardieri outraced everybody for
a 44-yard score, and Jamie Gummo added the second of five PAT kicks for
a 14-0 lead.
Karl Montanaro intercepted a NB pass, returning the pick 18 yards to midfield.
McCartney dashed 19 yards on the first call and added a 28-yard touchdown
jaunt three plays later. With 21 seconds to play in the opening quarter,
B-A was up 21-0.
In the second quarter, quarterback Jason Cornmesser found Lardieri for
a 38-yard scoring strike and a 27-0 halftime lead.
B-A came out smoking, with a quick score in the opening minutes of the
third quarter. McCartney, who carried 13 times for 159 yards, scooted
23 yards on the first play, picked up a first down on a 13-yard scamper
and then blasted 10 yards for his 16th TD of the year. Lardieri intercepted
a NB pass and put the final touches to the win, running the ball back
for a 58-yard TD.
On October 12, 1985,
tailback Don Booker Moore rushed for 148 yards on 20 carries,
and scored two TDs, and slotback Adam Claar scored three times as unbeaten
Bellwood-Antis (6-0) ripped Northern Bedford 36-14.
On this Columbus Day, B-A drove 74 yards to score the opening TD in 10
plays. Key plays in the march were a 23-yard pass completion from quarterback
Don Park to end Bill Burch, and Parks fifth TD pass of the season
to Claar for 25 yards.
After a Jack Dorminy 58-yard TD was called back on a penalty, Claar nailed
a punt 42 yards to the NB-8. The B-A defense held and forced a punt. Dorminy,
who totaled 127 yards in kick returns in the game, returned this one to
the NB-27. Moore ran twice for 12 yards and Claar once for a dozen yards,
before Booker went in from the three for the score.
Northern Bedford (5-1) suffering their second loss of the season, scored
and added a two-point conversion to cut the B-A margin to 13-8 and appeared
to be ready to make a game of it. Then the B-A defense stopped Northern
for a yard loss in three plays and forced another punt, which Dorminy
fielded and returned to the NB-20. Moore picked up seven yards, then Claar
covered the rest on the following call and also added the two-point PAT,
when Northern failed to cover the holder for a 21-8 lead for the John
Hayes-coached Blue Devils.
Northern Bedford tried to get back in the game by passing and Bob Noye
intercepted a pass at midfield. The Blue Devils covered the distance on
seven runs and a big pass from Park to senior tight end Rich Davinsizer
for 13 yards and a first down. Claar scored a 23-yard TD on a double reverse.
Its time, Northern watched everybody but the kicker, Shawn Bailey ran
in the two-pointer. Bailey also booted a pair of PAT kicks in three tries.
Again, Northern Bedford went to the air and again they paid the price.
This time, after a short completion, Sean Riley laid a ferocious hit on
the receiver, separating him from the ball with Ken Young recovering for
B-A. Moore did most of the damage on this march, picking up 14 yards to
move the sticks on the first play and scoring the 28-yard TD to end it.
Moore, who would go on to set the B-A rushing standard until Josh Kleinfelter
came along, with 1,653 yards in 1985, went over the 1,000-yard mark against
the Panthers, through the first seven games of 1985.
Prior to the home game with Mount Union on Saturday, October 12, 1946,
the flagpole at Bellwood field was dedicated and the Bellwood Lions Club
made a presentation of an American flag. An all-day rain caused slippery
field conditions, but didnt seem to bother or even slow down Bellwood-Antis
a bit, as the Blue Devils passed and ran up and down the field as if conditions
had been perfect in sinking Mount Union 46-0 for legendary B-A coach Lemont
Carries of eight yards by Ken Woodhall and 10 each by Ronnie Raugh and
Roy Pickens set up the first tally, a 20-yard Td run by Woodhall, who
took a lateral from Raugh for the score.
A few minutes later, Woodhall returned a punt 20 yards o the Trojans-40.
Pickens ran a reverse from his wingback position for a 25-yard gain. Raugh
plowed through center for 10 yards, followed that with the five-yard TD
and added the extra point kick.
In the second quarter, Woodhall blasted 53 yards on the second play of
the series, taking the ball to the MU-15. Pickens scored from there on
the old Statue of Liberty play, and Raugh booted the PAT.
Still in the second period, Raugh covered all 53 yards in six plays, including
the four-yard score.
Just before halftime, Bellwood-Antis made it three scores in the quarter.
B-A junior lineman Harold Buss Carr covered a Mount Union
fumble at the Trojans-45. Woodhall weaved through the line for a 30-yard
pickup and four calls later added the TD on a three-yard pass to Paul
Garrihan, who made a circus catch in the end zone for a 32-0 B-A lead.
Pickens returned a punt to the BA-40 in the third quarter. Woodhall completed
a 30-yard pass to Garrahan and Raugh covered the rest with gains of eight,
seven and six yards, before blasting in for the one-yard score.
Carr recovered his second fumble of the evening at the Blue Devils own
35 to set up the final tally. Woodhall, who leads all B-A passers with
44 career TD passes, fired a pass to Pickens, who lateraled to Raugh for
a gain of 45 yards on the play, and then connected with Dick Thomas for
the 20-yard TD. Raugh kicked extra points after both second-half touchdowns.
Woodhall completed six of 11 passes for 108 yards and ran four times for
another 111 yards. Raugh had 19 carries for 125 yards and Pickens carried
three times for 55 yards. In a time when complete game stats were not
always reported, all stats in this article are as authentic as possible,
but not necessarily totally complete.
One week earlier against Saxton-Liberty, Raugh had set a school record
with six touchdowns and four extra points for 40 points in a 46-0 B-A