Bellwood-Antis roll over Mount Union
MOUNT UNION — Mount Union saw just what it expected out of a solid Bellwood-Antis football team on Friday night as the Blue Devils wasted no time putting points on the board and never looked in the rearview mirror running to a 45-7 victory.
The Trojans slip to a 1-7 record against the unbeaten Blue Devils.
“We had some chances in the game and didn’t take advantage,” Trojans Rob Turner said. “They made plays and took the ball away turning it into points. That is what they do. They line up and come at you with not a lot of trick plays, just good old fashion football right at you. They are disciplined and well coached. I hope to be in that position at some point. We did not quit. I am proud of the guys that played in the fourth quarter coming off the bench. They played hard. Trevor Skopic had a great night punting and he scored with extra points and our only touchdown.”
The Trojans received the opening kick and had to punt the ball away on four downs. Bellwood-Antis took the ball down to the 12-yard line on its first possession but the Trojan defense held, taking over on downs at the 12-yard line. The Trojans could not get the offense rolling and after a first down they had to punt the ball away.
On the third play of the ensuring drive Zach Mallon found a crease and went 47 yards for the Blue Devils first touchdown. The point after failed.
On the next drive Mallon intercepted an Ethan Carbaugh pass at about the 10-yard line returning it to midfield and fumbled with Maesen Eaken covering the ball on the 38-yard line. The clock showed 50 seconds when Mallon found daylight going 34-yards for the score and again the point after failed with the Blue Devils leading 12-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Bellwood-Antis put its foot on the gas in the second quarter. The Trojans had the ball at the end of the first quarter and started a drive moving the ball down field with four first downs. The Trojans were on the 27-yard line when Ty Noonan picked off Carbaugh and ended up on the 1-yard line with a Blue Devil first down. On the first play from scrimmage Mallon again found a hole and went 99 yards for his third touchdown of the night at 9:57 showing.
The Trojans punted on the next possession on four downs and the Blue Devils took only two plays to put it in the end zone. John Kost busted lose for a 55-yard run at 7:32.
The Bellwood defense again put the Trojans in a punting position in four downs. The Blue Devils started the drive and again on the second play of the series Nick Plank ran 69-yards for a touchdown.
The Trojans went to the air on the next series and could not get a drive going and punted the ball away. The Blue Devils started the drive on the 35-yard line pounded the ball cross mid-field and down to the 25-yard line when Trevor Miller found Troy Walker open for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 54 seconds on the clock. The point after missed. Bellwood ended the first half with 371 yards rushing on 19 carries with five touchdowns. They had 86-yards passing with a touchdown.
The Trojans rushed for 69 yards and had 49 yards passing trailing 39-0.
In the second half the mercy clock was running and the Blue Devils added a touchdown in the third quarter. They ran the ball and consumed 9:33 seconds of the third quarter with a drive that ended up in the end zone on a two-yard run by Lincoln Boyer. The point after missed with 2:33. The quarter ended with the Trojans moving the ball on the ground and down 45-0.
The Trojans moved down to the 25-yard line and Carbaugh was picked off in the end zone by Preston Wilson to get the Blue Devils the ball on the 20-yard line. The Blue Devils were working the clock and fumbled with Will Harkleroad recovering the ball for the Trojans. On the first play Skopic, now in the backfield, went around the right side for 45-yards and the Trojans only score of the game at 3:59. Skopic then added the point after. The Blue Devils ran the clock down after that.
Bellwood-Antis 45, Mount Union 7
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Bellwood-Antis 12 27 6 0–45
Mount Union 0 0 0 7–7
B–Mallon 47 run (kick missed), 3:54
B–Mallon 34 run (kick blocked), :50
B– Mallon 98 run (Pellegrine kick), 9:57
B– Kost 55 run (Pellegrine kick), 7:52
B — Plank 69 run (Pellegrine kick), 5:10
B — Walker 25 pass from Miller (kick missed), :54
B– Boyer 2 run (kick missed), 2:33
MU– Skopic 45 run (Skopic kick), 3:59
First downs 17 9
Total yards 571 207
Rushes-yards 477 150
Yards passing 94 57
Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 6-8-0 8-23-3
Punts-avg. 0-0 6-40.33
Fumbles-lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 5-30 1-5
RUSHING: B– Mannon 6-207 3 TD, Plank 5-88 TD, J.Kost2-63, Gibbons 7-37, N.Yost 5-35, Boyer 5-13 TD, Noonan 1-11, Pellegrino 1-8, Shildt 1-5, Walker 2-4, Andrews 1-(-2) ; MU– Willooughby 10-84, Skopic 1-45 TD, Carbaugh 7-28, Fortson 2-1, Brumbaugh 1-(-6).
PASSING: B– Miller 6-8-94 TD; MU– Carbaugh 8-23-3-57.
RECEIVING: B– Walker 3-64 TD, Mallon 1-20, Shedlock 2-10; MU– Hand 4-55, Wilson 2-8, Fortson 1(-2), Rice 1-(-4).