Bravesâ€™ ground game smashes Barons for senior night win
Trevor Love rushes to the left against the Bulldogs last week. (Photo by Deb Shannon)
It wasn't weather that delayed Bellmont's win over DeKalb on Friday night, unless you count the raining flags on the field as the Braves ran away with a 62-27 win over the reeling Barons at Worthman Stadium.
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Between the two teams there were a total of 21 penalties adding up to a total of 187 yards in miscues. Sprinkle in a few injury timeouts as well as 988 yards of total offense between both teams and the game-time length ended up at three hours.
When the final horn had sounded, however, Bellmont handed DeKalb their eighth whooping of the year keeping them winless but more importantly, the Braves evened their record at 4-4 on the season while celebrating senior night at home.
DeKalb had not scored more than 13 points in a game all season long and against Bellmont the Barons doubled that mark with 27 but also gave up the second-most points in a lopsided affair.
In the opening frame, the Braves turned the ball over on their first possession as Jordan Amacker's pass was tipped a the line of scrimmage and intercepted by Zac Garcia of the Barons. A few plays later, DeKalb would take advantage striking with a 30-yard pass from Harrison Price to Chad Ramus giving the Barons their only lead of the game at 6-0 after the failed extra point.
Three minutes later, Chase Ellsworth capped off an 80-yard Bellmont drive with a six-yard scamper to give the Braves the lead for good.
The first play of the second quarter was a DeKalb punt but Parker Burkhalter got a body on the kick and the Braves recovered at the one-yard line. Trevor Love would capitalize on the next play going into the end zone untouched for the second score of the game and a 14-6 lead for BHS.
Love would strike again after a three-and-out by the Barons with a 20-yard run following his lead blocker on the left side to make it 21-6. Bellmont would get their third score in the second quarter when Sebastian Siefring ran in a seven-yard score following a big 56-yard run to the right by Burkhalter.
Denton Gamble would cut into the Braves lead on their next possession with a 58-yard dash and a few plays later a five-yard score. It was 28-12 after the failed two-point conversion pass.