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Defensive effort propels Devils over Warriors

09/13/19 Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski / Tussey Mountain's Kaden Lucko turns the corner.

EVERETT — Bellwood-Antis held Everett to 28 yards of total offense and remained unbeaten with a 40-0 win over the host team.

Bellwood took advantage of good field position and three Everett fumbles, defensive linemen Evan Pellegrine made numerous tackles along the line of scrimmage and had a couple tackles for losses as Bellwood took a 27-0 halftime lead.

Bellwood scored two more times in the second half to set the final score.

Play of the game: Bellwood-Antis’ Nick Plank scored the first touchdown on the night from 17 yards out, breaking numerous tackles and bouncing the play outside.

Player of the game: Bellwood-Antis tailback Zach Mallon had 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

Unsung heroes: The Bellwood defense, led by defensive lineman Pellegrine, held Everett to 28 total yards.

Most vital statistic: Bellwood held Everett to minus-3 yards rushing on the night and 31 yards passing.

Bellwood-Antis coach Nick Lovrich: “Our goal was to come out and get better than we were last week. We had a good week of practice and I think our guys executed very well tonight.”

Pellegrine: “I am just really proud of our defense tonight. We all played our hearts out, and we all played together.”

Records: Bellwood-Antis (4-0); Everett (0-4).

Next week: Bellwood-Antis hosts Moshannon Valley. Everett travels to Northern Bedford.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bellwood-Antis 7 20 13 0 — 40

Everett 0 0 0 0 — 0

First Quarter

BA–Plank 17 run (Pellegrine kick), 3:50

Second Quarter

BA–Mallon 21 run (kick failed), 10:16

BA–Miller 1 run (Pellegrine kick), 8:21

BA–J. Kost 1 run (Pellegrine kick), 2:09

Third Quarter

BA–Mallon 5 run (Pellegrine kick), 9:22

BA–Noonan 42 pass from Miller (conversion failed)

TEAM STATISTICS BA EV

First downs 11 3

Total yards 300 28

Rushes-yards 201 -3

Yards passing 99 31

Passing (comp.-att.-int.) 5-8-1 4-10-0

Punts-avg. 2-24 7-29

Fumbles-lost 1-1 5-3

Penalties-yards 1-5 4-21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Bellwood-Antis, Z. Mallon 10-100, Plank 10-47, J. Kost 6-11, Walker 2-14, Miller 2-(-10), Gibbons 4-24, Dorminy 1-4, Pellegrino 3-2, Shildt 1-3, N. Kost 1-4, Pluebell 1-3. Everett, Mellott 9-(-4), Akers 5-(-17), Iseminger 3-3, Jay 2-1, Decker 4-14, Dietrich 1-0

PASSING–Bellwood-Antis, Miller 5-8-1-99; Everett, Akers 4-10-0-31

RECEIVING–Bellwood-Antis, Walker 3-41, S. Mallon 1-16, Noonan 1-42. Everett, Iseminger 2-35, Mellott 1-(-5), Zinn 1-1.

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