BERNE — South Adams took advantage of some breaks on its final drive, but made some big plays, including a 33-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion, then Isaiah Amtstutz snuffed out the Jets' final effort with an interception in the end zone as the host Starfires stunned Adams Central 14-13 in the semi-final round of Sectional 43 action Friday night.
The win avenged an earlier 32-22 loss to the Jets, and puts the 4-7 Starfires in the sectional title game this Friday at Southwood, a 42-22 winner over Southern Wells.
To view the contest live, go to www.decaturdailydemocrat.com and look for the sports tab titled “Bellmont vs. Mish. Marian, semi-state” Saturday morning.
Once clicked, follow the link to the Livestream site where you will be prompted to log in with a username and password. The service is free to enjoy!
FASTER THAN THE HARVEST—As part of the Callithumpian festivities, the Cantor race was ran at Bellmont High School this week once again. The winners of the race in their respective categories are seen above holding their awards. (Photo provided)
Three days after securing their 30th sectional title in school history, the Squaws continued their stellar season with a 13th regional crown at the Teepee on Tuesday night.
In the much anticipated rematch with the Delta Lady Eagles, Bellmont avenged a loss from a Saturday tournament earlier this season and dismantled the visiting team in four sets 25-18, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21.
"The energy level from the crowd and our girls was amazing," noted Bellmont coach Craig Krull.
It must have been a game of predictable finishes this week as six contestants (two celebrity picks included) held a perfect score with the tie-breaker resolving the top three prize winners. This week's NFL game between Atlanta and Arizona was the tie-break game with the total score tallying 40 points. Sal Jauregui and Patricia Ketron each were two away from the score of 40 but the lower score breaks the second tie-breaker crowning Sal this week's champion! Kris McGill was third place and in the prizes.
MONROEVILLE— Bellmont nailed down their ninth straight sectional and 30th overall in school history on Saturday with a pair of easy victories at Heritage.
The win sets up a rematch with one of just five teams to hand the Squaws a loss this season. In a regional match tomorrow Bellmont will face off against Delta (30-4) at the Teepee.
SOUTH WHITLEY—A monster 28-0 start propelled the Braves to a 35-13 stroll into the sectional semi-finals on Friday night over the Whitko Wildcats on the road.
"Our schedule prepared us for this," Bellmont coach Larry Getts noted after the win. "These guys were co-champs in their conference but we played some 6A and 4A schools in ours. We picked up a good win against a good team but we definitely felt prepared with the tough conference games we played."
MONROEVILLE—While crowd management was a big issue at Heritage on Thursday night, the Squaws quietly engaged a motivated Columbia City team in the opening round of sectionals managing a sweep in three sets 25-23, 26-24, 25-21.
Bringing signs and an abundance of support for the team, students from Bellmont were forced to sit in the Eastbrook section of the gym due to Norwell fans hanging around to see their future opponent for tomorrow as they were the winners of the first match.