B-A junior varsity slams Mounties

The Bellwood-Antis junior varsity football team was extremely offensive to the Philipsburg-Osceola Jayvees at Bellwood Memorial Stadium. The Little Blue Devils scored on seven straight series to post their sixth victory of the season 47-12. The only time Bellwood-Antis had the ball that they didn’t score was with time running down in the fourth quarter. The B-A junior varsity stopped Philipsburg at the PO-30 and took a knee to end the ballgame.
Nate Gray completed seven of 10 passes for 172 yards and three TDs with no interceptions. Justin Manning grabbed three passes for 101 yards, including touchdown catches of 60 and 32 yards. Alan Wertz caught a TD pass from Gray for 13 yards, then later turned around and threw a 13 yard completion to big tight end Tyler Geis. Geis had two receptions for 39 yards and booted five extra points. Justin Miller had one catch for 23 yards for a big first down late in the game, and Shane Noye had one reception for 10 yards.
Drew Saylor rushed for 74 yards on eight carries, including touchdown jaunts of 14 and five yards. Gray scored on an 11-yard scamper around the right side and Tim Collier went 10 yards for a score on his only carry of the game.
The Blue Devils opened the scoring quickly. Randy Pfahler returned the opening kick 22 yards to the BA-35. Bruno DeGol picked up 15 yards on two carries and Pfahler ran twice for 12 yards before Gray and Wertz combined for the 13-yard score.
In the second quarter, Gray found Geis for 26 yards to kick off their second series, and eight plays later Saylor scooted 14 yards for the TD.
Philipsburg then drove 65 yards, with the help of a Bellwood-Antis roughing the passer penalty, on a play in which the Blue Devils forced an incompletion that would have stopped the drive. Brad Rocco scored on the Mounties 15th play of the march, but B-A stopped their two-point attempt.
Bellwood-Antis took over at their own 40 with just 1:01 left in the half. On the first play, Gay hit Manning with a short completion out in the right flat. Manning raced down the right sideline, faked a defender, cut to his left and raced 60 yards for the TD on the first play. Geis booted all three PATs for a 21-6 halftime lead.
Philipsburg-Osceola received the kick to begin the third quarter, but fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, with Cody Smith recovering for B-A at the Mounties-32.
Again it took just one play and again it was Gray passing to Manning, this time behind the defense for a 32-yard score.
In seven plays P-O drove for their second score, and again were halted on the two-point attempt.
Gray fielded the kickoff, and returned it 35 yards to the PO-37. Saylor burst 35 yards on the first call and punched in a five-yard TD three plays later.
Bellwood-Antis took over on downs a series later at the BA-45. Gray covered 10 yards with a pass to Shane Noye and 23 more to Geis on a fourth down call, then scooted 11 yards for the touchdown.
The Blue Devils got one more score following an interception by Dustin Pruznak, which he returned a dozen yards to the PO-18. Matt Reams bulled for eight yards on the opening play of and Tim Collier, who had an interception earlier, went around the right side for the 10-yard TD.