Date in Blue Devil Football
Daily Herald Sports Editor
contest against Northern Bedford at Roaring Spring Athletic Field provided
a wake-up call for Bellwood-Antis on October 17, 1987.
B-A started slowly, then poured 34 points across the goal line in a 34-20
win over the Panthers.
recovered a fumble to set the first score in motion and Bob Schmittle
carried three times for 36 yards and Kevin Potts dashed the final eight
yards to the one before senior fullback Joe Schmidt smashed in for the
tied the score, B-A marched 70 yards to take the lead again. Todd Hirt
tossed passes to Mike DelGrosso for two first downs and Schmittle had
his number called four times for 25 yards, before Schmidt bounced off
left tackle, slanted to the outside and ran 11 yards for his second TD
of the night. Hirt passed to Schmittle for the two-points.
On the following
kickoff, Gordy Darnell jarred the ball loose and Charlie Burch fell on
the football at the NB-25. Potts got loose for 22 on the first play and
then scored the one-yard TD. Jim Decker booted the PAT.
the first two times they got the ball in the second half to put the game
out of reach. First, a 23-yard run by Jason Lamertino highlighted an eight-play
drive capped by a 16-yard TD pass from Hirt to DelGrosso and Decker kicked
the PAT. Then after Northern scored, to close to within 28-20, Bellwood-Antis
ran a double reverse on the kickoff with Scott Mirabella taking the ball
69 yards to the NB-11. Schmittle picked up five before Mirabella had his
number called twice, including the TD and a 34-20 win for coach John Hayes.
(4-3) cranked up their most-productive offensive attack of the year at
Houtzdale, trouncing Moshannon Valley 42-16 on October 17, 1969.
The Blue Devils continued an uphill climb for head coach Chet Dillen with
their fourth straight win, after an 0-3 start.
shredded the Mo Valley defense for 136 yards rushing in 20 trips with
the pigskin and quarterback Bo DelGrosso clicked on six of eight pass
attempts for 101 yards for his second big game in a row. DelGrosso had
completed nine of 16 for 172 yards through the air and added 113 yards
rushing on 16 carries a week earlier in the Blue Devils 36-6 rout of previously
undefeated Southern Huntingdon.
opened the scoring by bolting 19 yards late in the first quarter, after
a pass interception by Jay McCaulley had set up the score.
A three touchdown
salvo followed in the second quarter with White picking up the first one
with a three-yard slant that capped a 71-yard march. Syrelle Shultz recovered
a Mo Valley fumble at the MV-27 and DelGrosso slipped the last eight yards
for the TD.
Devil defense forced the Knights to punt on the following series and then
the B-A offense quickly moved for another score. DelGrosso completed a
13 yard pass to Ron Roulic and a key first down toss to Jeff Wilson before
White bulled four yards for the TD and Edmondson tacked on the two-point
run on the point-after.
added a quick third-quarter score when DelGrosso connected with Edmondson
for 15 yards and to Roulic for 24 more. White pounded the final nine yards
for the TD and this time DelGrosso ran for the two-points.
Valley scored, B-A put their final Td on the board with Edmondson grabbing
a 31-yard TD pass from DelGrosso and White adding the two-point conversion.
Captain Jack Joint High School, of Mount Union, did what none of the Blue
Devils first five opponents had been able to do-score. Undefeated
Bellwood-Antis (6-0) gave up their first score of the season, but easily
handled Captain Jack 37-6. With a third-quarter touchdown, the Trojans
broke a string of 22 straight scoreless quarters by the B-A defense.
must have had bad dreams of Albert Chub Dillen running amuck
after the Saturday game at Mount Union. Dillen scored four times from
scrimmage and kicked one extra point to reach the 100-point total in scoring
in the Blue Devils first six games.
through the center of the line for eight yards and his first score. Then
Max Kneidinger blocked a Captain Jack punt and Dillen smashed three yards
for a TD.
In the second
quarter, Bellwood-Antis began from the BA-20 after a Mount Union punt
sailed into the endzone. Dillen raced 80 yards off right tackle for the
quick score on the first play for his third six-pointer of the game.
set up the next B-A score with a series of runs and then found Dean Campbell
for a 30-yard touchdown pass.
scored for the fourth time, taking the ball through center for his second
80-yard score, giving Chub 171 yards rushing on his four TDs alone.
then connected on a 46-yard touchdown pass for the seasons only
score against the Blue Devil defense over the first six games of the year.
rounded out the scoring when Dick Hummel tallied on a three yard smash
to set the score for coach Elwood Petchel, who as a diminutive scatback
in his college days at Penn State had been called the Flying Fragment.