BLUE DEVILS ROLL OVER BLACK KNIGHTS
Written by: Billy Splain on Friday, October 3rd, 2008
33-0, 61-0, 46-0…those are the scores of Bellwood Antis’ last 3 games since a close 33-29 win against Everett. You can add 44-0 to that line as the Blue Devils completely dominated the incoming 5-0 Black Knights.
Moshannon Valley head coach Murray Fetzer said he wanted his team to use this game as a measuring stick to see just how good they are. They’re gonna need a bigger stick. Mo Valley went 3 and out on the first series of the game. That would be just 2 plays shorter than their longest series of the night. Bellwood took over on the Mo Valley 42, a recurring theme as Mo Valley only entered Blue devil territory twice on the night, and ran straight toward the endzone in 11 plays capped by a 4 yard td run by halfback Tim Collier, his first of two on the night.
Another long drive by the Blue Devils with running from Jason Miller and Zack McCaulley ended at the 3 and Tyler Geis kicked a 13 yard field goal making the score 10-0. Another 3 and out series for Mo Valley, andother pounding drive by the Blue Devils from the Knights 47 to the endzone capped by a 1 yard td run by McCaulley made the score 17-0. With less than 2 minutes left in the first half Mo Valley stumbled yet again. On 1 and 10 from their 31 Knights qb Tyler Neff was picked off by Nick DeGol and he returned the ball to the 26. 2 plays later he finished what he started by hauling in a 23 yard td pass from Nate Gray (4-7 for 64 yards adn 1 td), the extra point was good and the Blue devils took the homecoming team into the locker room leading 24-0.
The second half was pretty much more of the same as the Blue Devils just pushed the Knights offensive and defensive lines back all evening. A turnover by each team to start the 3rd quarter quickly disappeared as on their 2nd possession of the quarter Bellwood again pushed and ran straight down the field, led by returning Sr. Randy Pfahler (59 yards and 1 td on 8 carries) who was out since week 1 with a groin pull. He capped the 50 yard drive with a nifty 26 yard td run around the left side. The kick was blocked and B-A led 30-0. Another fumble deep in their own territory led to a 3 play drive from the 26 of Mo Valley ended with a 5 yard td run by Tim Collier, the point after was good and the 3rd quarter ended 37-0. One more score with seconds remaining from soph HB Dan Noye would end the scoring at 44-0.
One interesting note is that Moshannon Valley never had a series longer than 5 plays. As a team Mo Valley was averaging around 230 yards per game, tonight they were held to under 100 yards total.
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