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Big second quarter, offense lead Bellwood-Antis over Rockets

GAME FIVE B-A Blue Devils: 47 Southern Huntingdon Rockets: 10 Friday, October 1, 2010 • Memorial Field • Bellwood , Pennsylvania

By Bob Miller | Daily Herald Sports Editor

— Bellwood-Antis has been jumping out in front of opponents early during their four game win streak. Including the Blue Devils 47-10 triumph over Southern Huntingdon on Friday night at Bellwood Memorial Stadium, they have outscored four foes 131-3 in the first half. — Against Southern, B-A started slowly, leading just 7-0 at the end of one quarter, then slipped into another gear to put 21 more points on the scoreboard by halftime for a 28-3 advantage. — Bellwood-Antis kicked off to the Rockets to begin the contest, but recovered a Southern Huntingdon fumble at the SH-39 on the very first play from scrimmage. Travis Taylor opened the series with two carries for nine yards, and then blasted off the left side for the two-yard touchdown to cap the eight-play march. — Southern hurt themselves with their second-straight turnover when a Daniel Goshorn pass attempt was intercepted by Adam Davinsizer after the Rockets had moved from their own 14 to the BA-27 on their second series from scrimmage. — Davinsizer also grabbed a 29-yard completion from B-A senior quarterback Luke Evans, and Tyler Beech picked up 12 yards on a reception from Evans and then burst one yard for the TD for the Blue Devils first of three TDs in the second stanza. — SH broke onto the scoreboard, but only after a terrific goal line stand by Bellwood-Antis. The Blue Devils held Southern Huntingdon and forced a punt, but Dan Noye couldn’t hang on to the football and the Rockets recovered at the BA-15. Nakota Reed gained seven on the first call to the eight yard line and two runs by Goshorn netted five yards and a first down and goal-to-go at the BA-3. The Blue Devil “D” rose up and knocked Southern Huntingdon back to the BA-9 with two tackles for loss and an incomplete pass, where Lane Doyle kicked a 25-yard field goal to cut the B-A lead to 14-3. — That would be all for Southern in the first half, however, while Bellwood-Antis tacked on two more scores to take a 28-3 margin into the halftime intermission. — First, Evans found Buddy Shaw for 17 yards and a first down and two plays later, junior tailback Andrew DeGol slipped around the left side and raced 48 yards for a touchdown. Then, after losing the ball on their second fumble of the evening, B-A quick-marched 60 yards in the final minute of the half. Evans hooked up with Jared Minori for a 26-yard pickup, and Taylor scooted 29 yards to set up his own five-yard TD with just 58 seconds to play. Sophomore Tyler Campbell booted all of his four PAT tries to set the halftime score at 28-3. For the night, Evans completed seven of 11 passes for 127 yards, and was not intercepted. — “We were able to run and throw the ball tonight,” said Bellwood-Antis head coach John Hayes. “They gave us a good test, and we were fortunate to get that early turnover. That is one of the things you hope and guard against and then we get one on the first play. We took it right in and scored. It’s demoralizing on one side and it helps the other guys. Our guys started flying to the ball. I like the way our guys on the back side were making plays. We had a number of occasions where we had the play stopped, but didn’t have the tackle made yet and somebody from the back side came and made the play. That’s encouraging—we work on pursuit and to see it work in a game is a plus.” — The Blue Devils kind of fell into a funk in the third quarter, taking the second-half kick but going nowhere, hurting themselves with two penalties on the same series. In the meantime, Southern Huntingdon scored to slice the B-A lead to 28-10, with momentum on their side. Goshorn got loose and rambled 50 yards to key the march and then passed to Anthony Marino for the eight-yard touchdown and Doyle booted the extra point. — That seemed to wake up the slumbering Blue Devils, for one play at least. Bellwood-Antis began at their own-36, but once again paid dearly with two penalties, going backwards to the BA-28. Then, lightening struck, when Taylor, who rushed 17 times for 210 yards, found a gap and sprinted 72 yards for a touchdown. — Bellwood-Antis then scored twice more in the fourth quarter, with backup tailback DeGol scooting around the right side 12 yards for one TD and sophomore offensive lineman Keith Shawley recovering a Casey Gray fumble in the end zone for the final B-A touchdown. Gray, who had gains of 29 and 18 in the march, blasted four yards to get to the goal line, but coughed up the football, and Shawley was there to pounce on the ball in the end zone for the TD. — Bellwood-Antis rushed for 370 yards on the ground and added 127 passing yards to total 497 yards while limiting Southern Huntingdon to 134 yards rushing and 78 yards passing. — “You know, the offensive and defensive lines are the ones responsible for the wins. If you can control that and get the better of that, you are going to be successful run, pass or whatever. We were able to run the ball and pass the ball tonight,” said Hayes. “We missed a couple opportunities we didn’t cash in on, but overall, I thought the receivers did a pretty good job catching the ball and Luke did a good job getting it to them. When we get to be perfect, we’ll quit. Defensively we did a good job for the most part. They made a few big plays, but they have some good athletes, and they practice for it, too. They have some game players.”

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