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B-A junior varsity rips Southern Huntingdon

“We talked about special teams in the locker room before the game,” explained Bellwood-Antis junior varsity coach Nick Lovrich. “We wanted to run a kickoff back and we wanted to run a punt back.”
It didn’t take long before the Blue Devils accomplished one of their goals, the other just took a bit longer in a 42-6 B-A thrashing of Southern Huntingdon at the Rocket’s field.
Bellwood-Antis kicked off to the Rockets to start the game. After Southern netted a first down the Rocket junior varsity stalled and was forced to punt. Justin Manning fielded the football at his own 48 zigged to his right and raced down the field for a 52-yard touchdown. Tyler Geis booted the PAT for a 7-0 B-A lead with 7:17 to go in the opening quarter.
The Rockets controlled the ball on their next series for almost all of the rest of the first quarter, but again were denied the end zone by the B-A defense which has allowed just 16 points in winning all five games in 2006. The Blue Devils forced a punt which was blocked by Shane Noye, but a B-A penalty on the play that appeared to happen after the block, gave the ball back to Southern Huntingdon, who were then stopped for the second time in the same series by the Blue Devil defense.
Bellwood-Antis ran one play from scrimmage in the first quarter to 16 for Southern Huntingdon, yet led 7-0 after one stanza.
The Blue Devils added a pair of second-quarter TDs to take a 21-0 advantage into the halftime intermission.
Drew Saylor gained 13 yards on his only carry of the first half, after Manning returned another punt 34 yards to the SH-25. Bruno DeGol bulled 10 yards on the next play and then added a two-yard TD. One series later, Randy Pfahler scampered 24 yards on the first play, but Southern’s defense stiffened to throw Blue Devil quarterback Nate Gray for a six-yard loss and force an incompletion. On third and 16, Gray found Geis on a pop pass for eight yards., and on fourth and eight, Gary hit Manning with a short pass on the right side and Justin bounced off several tacklers to score the 13-yard touchdown. Geis kicked PATs after both scores.
Southern Huntingdon kicked off to Bellwood-Antis to start the third quarter and now the Blue Devils got their second special special teams play. Pfahler took the ball at the BA -6, slipped through the first line of defenders and raced 94 yards for a touchdown. Geis’ PAT attempt was blocked but B-A led 27-0.
“Justin Manning made a great play, his line had great blocks to get him free on the punt return,” explained Lovrich. “On the kickoff return, you know if one guy misses his block, you don’t get that return, so every person on that kickoff team did a great job and Randy took it up all the way.”
Southern Huntingdon then began from their own-30,marched down the field on a big pass completion and scored on a two-yard plung by Zach Crull. The two point conversion try failed
Two series later, Adam Danfelt recovered a Southern fumble at the BA-48. DeGol went over the right side and raced 52 yards for his second score. When the PAT snap was high, Geis went around the right side for the two-point PAT and a 35-6 Bellwood-Antis lead with 1:42 left in the third quarter.
The Blue Devils scored once in the fourth quarter. Pfahler gained six yards to begin the drive. Matt Reams picked a first down with a five-yard run. Pfahler carried twice for 17 yards and then Reams came back with an eight yard scamper and two plays later Pfahler finished the drive by smashing three yards. Geis had his PAT boot deflect off somebody at the line, but the kick still had enough on it to limp over the crossbar for the extra point.
“Our kids like to hit, and we preach to them to do that,” said Lovrich. “When you hit like we did tonight you have the desire and you are going to make plays like we did.”

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B-A junior varsity rips Southern Huntingdon

“We talked about special teams in the locker room before the game,” explained Bellwood-Antis junior varsity coach Nick Lovrich. “We wanted to run a kickoff back and we wanted to run a punt back.”
It didn’t take long before the Blue Devils accomplished one of their goals, the other just took a bit longer in a 42-6 B-A thrashing of Southern Huntingdon at the Rocket’s field.
Bellwood-Antis kicked off to the Rockets to start the game. After Southern netted a first down the Rocket junior varsity stalled and was forced to punt. Justin Manning fielded the football at his own 48 zigged to his right and raced down the field for a 52-yard touchdown. Tyler Geis booted the PAT for a 7-0 B-A lead with 7:17 to go in the opening quarter.
The Rockets controlled the ball on their next series for almost all of the rest of the first quarter, but again were denied the end zone by the B-A defense which has allowed just 16 points in winning all five games in 2006. The Blue Devils forced a punt which was blocked by Shane Noye, but a B-A penalty on the play that appeared to happen after the block, gave the ball back to Southern Huntingdon, who were then stopped for the second time in the same series by the Blue Devil defense.
Bellwood-Antis ran one play from scrimmage in the first quarter to 16 for Southern Huntingdon, yet led 7-0 after one stanza.
The Blue Devils added a pair of second-quarter TDs to take a 21-0 advantage into the halftime intermission.
Drew Saylor gained 13 yards on his only carry of the first half, after Manning returned another punt 34 yards to the SH-25. Bruno DeGol bulled 10 yards on the next play and then added a two-yard TD. One series later, Randy Pfahler scampered 24 yards on the first play, but Southern’s defense stiffened to throw Blue Devil quarterback Nate Gray for a six-yard loss and force an incompletion. On third and 16, Gray found Geis on a pop pass for eight yards., and on fourth and eight, Gary hit Manning with a short pass on the right side and Justin bounced off several tacklers to score the 13-yard touchdown. Geis kicked PATs after both scores.
Southern Huntingdon kicked off to Bellwood-Antis to start the third quarter and now the Blue Devils got their second special special teams play. Pfahler took the ball at the BA -6, slipped through the first line of defenders and raced 94 yards for a touchdown. Geis’ PAT attempt was blocked but B-A led 27-0.
“Justin Manning made a great play, his line had great blocks to get him free on the punt return,” explained Lovrich. “On the kickoff return, you know if one guy misses his block, you don’t get that return, so every person on that kickoff team did a great job and Randy took it up all the way.”
Southern Huntingdon then began from their own-30,marched down the field on a big pass completion and scored on a two-yard plung by Zach Crull. The two point conversion try failed
Two series later, Adam Danfelt recovered a Southern fumble at the BA-48. DeGol went over the right side and raced 52 yards for his second score. When the PAT snap was high, Geis went around the right side for the two-point PAT and a 35-6 Bellwood-Antis lead with 1:42 left in the third quarter.
The Blue Devils scored once in the fourth quarter. Pfahler gained six yards to begin the drive. Matt Reams picked a first down with a five-yard run. Pfahler carried twice for 17 yards and then Reams came back with an eight yard scamper and two plays later Pfahler finished the drive by smashing three yards. Geis had his PAT boot deflect off somebody at the line, but the kick still had enough on it to limp over the crossbar for the extra point.
“Our kids like to hit, and we preach to them to do that,” said Lovrich. “When you hit like we did tonight you have the desire and you are going to make plays like we did.”