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Blue Devil junior high stuns Rams

After getting out to a sluggish start in their first game against Tyrone, the Bellwood-Antis junior high football team roared out to a big lead on Thursday against Penns Valley on the way to a 24-8 triumph.
The Little Blue Devils took just a few minutes to put a score on the board at Bellwood Memorial Stadium against the Rams, utilizing a reverse to pick up 20 yards on their very first play and culminating that drive when Nate Plummer tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Trey Campbell. Plummer then passed to tight end Grant Martin for the two-point conversion and a quick 8-0 lead.
“This was a little bit different from our first game,” said Bellwood-Antis junior high coach Charlie Burch. “We came out like gangbusters. Penns Valley was pretty confident at the beginning of the game, with about six kids in the lineup from an eighth grade team that won six games last year. But, we put them back on their heels with our fast start and our defense that really had them frustrated.”
The B-A defense, led by Zach Doyle, who had two first-half quarterback sacks, limited Penns Valley to one first-half first down. The only Penns Valley score came late in the game against the B-A backups.
Nick DeGol and Tyler Beech scored second-quarter touchdowns for the Blue Devils. DeGol smashed one yard for a score and Buddy Shaw rushed for the two-point conversion. Then Beech scampered for a a seven-yard score and Plummer passed to Campbell to make the Blue Devil junior high a perfect five-for-five in two point conversions for the season.
“We put Penns Valley in a deep hole in the first half,” commented Burch. “We lost a bit of our edge in the second half on offense, when we had trouble moving the ball. But, the defense played great throughout the game.
“We wanted to improve and this game was pretty much over at halftime. We are 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the MAFC. We will take it one game at a time.”

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Sports

Blue Devil junior high stuns Rams

After getting out to a sluggish start in their first game against Tyrone, the Bellwood-Antis junior high football team roared out to a big lead on Thursday against Penns Valley on the way to a 24-8 triumph.
The Little Blue Devils took just a few minutes to put a score on the board at Bellwood Memorial Stadium against the Rams, utilizing a reverse to pick up 20 yards on their very first play and culminating that drive when Nate Plummer tossed a 44-yard touchdown pass to Trey Campbell. Plummer then passed to tight end Grant Martin for the two-point conversion and a quick 8-0 lead.
“This was a little bit different from our first game,” said Bellwood-Antis junior high coach Charlie Burch. “We came out like gangbusters. Penns Valley was pretty confident at the beginning of the game, with about six kids in the lineup from an eighth grade team that won six games last year. But, we put them back on their heels with our fast start and our defense that really had them frustrated.”
The B-A defense, led by Zach Doyle, who had two first-half quarterback sacks, limited Penns Valley to one first-half first down. The only Penns Valley score came late in the game against the B-A backups.
Nick DeGol and Tyler Beech scored second-quarter touchdowns for the Blue Devils. DeGol smashed one yard for a score and Buddy Shaw rushed for the two-point conversion. Then Beech scampered for a a seven-yard score and Plummer passed to Campbell to make the Blue Devil junior high a perfect five-for-five in two point conversions for the season.
“We put Penns Valley in a deep hole in the first half,” commented Burch. “We lost a bit of our edge in the second half on offense, when we had trouble moving the ball. But, the defense played great throughout the game.
“We wanted to improve and this game was pretty much over at halftime. We are 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the MAFC. We will take it one game at a time.”