Once-beaten B-A JayVees end season

The Bellwood-Antis junior varsity defensive turned up the heat as the temperature dropped at Tom Irwin Field, behind Bishop Guilfoyle High School, located just off Pleasant Valley Boulevard on Monday evening.
The Blue Devils limited The Marauder JayVees to two net yards rushing on 16 carries and just a total offense of 71 yards in a 22-0 Bellwood-Antis victory.
Adam Kovac, Shane Noye and Adam Danfelt each recorded a quarterback sack to lead the Blue Devil defense. The Bellwood-Antis defense held BG to one first down rushing and two passing.
Meanwhile the offense scored touchdowns in the first, second and fourth quarters, rushed for 200 yards and passed for an additional 151.
Bishop Guilfoyle took the kickoff beginning the game and moved the sticks for a first down, but stalled and had to punt.
B-A moved 63 yards for a score on the following series. Justin Miller covered the final 52 yards on a pass from Nate Gray. Miller appeared stopped near the sideline after a big gain, burst through a group of tacklers and raced the final 20 yards for the score. The same duo then connected for the two-point pass and an 8-0 B-A lead for the 7-1 Blue Devils.
With time running out in the second quarter, Bellwood-Antis forced another of the six total punts for BG in the game and after a 17-yard return by Drew Saylor to the BG-29, the Blue Devils scored again. Gray ran a keeper for 15 yards to the five and then scooted the final five yards on the following call for the score. Gray then threw to big tight end Tyler Geis for the two-point conversion to increase the B-A lead to 16-0 at the half.
Bellwood-Antis added the only score of the second half with 9:14 to play in the fourth quarter although the try for the two-pointer failed this time. Moving from the BA-46, Shane Noye picked up 11 yards on his only carry of the game, before Gray connected with Miller again for 32 yards to the BG-3. Matt Reams capped the seven-play drive, blasting three yards for the score.
Randy Pfahler led B-A on the ground with 10 carries for 54 yards, Tim Collier added two carries for 39 yards, Reams had five for 15 and Bruno DeGol had six carries for 29 yards. Through the air, Gray went nine for 15 for 151 yards with one TD and no interceptions. Miller had two catches for 84 yards, Alan Wertz had two grabs for 21 yards and Dustin Pruznak added two receptions for 17 yards.
“Our goal was to be undefeated, but we missed out on that,” said junior varsity coach Nick Lovrich. “But 7-1 is still a great season. I told the kids that from the first day of practice to today, everyone of the kids has made a big improvement. We played with a lot of heart, with great desire. These kids have a real love for the game of football. Hopefully that will lead them to success in the future.”