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Braves’ “O” too much for Knights despite Harnish TDs

September 14, 2013

MORE HEIGHT SHOULD DO IT—Braves’ receiver Zach Macklin uses his 6’5’’ frame to wrangle in a pass against Norwell. The reception would end up as a 67-yard score for Macklin as part of Bellmont’s 49-28 beating of the Knights on Friday night. (Photo by Deb Shannon)

    KINGSLAND—Bellmont used a balanced attack to neutralize the Norwell offense on Friday night at the Courtyard nabbing a convincing 49-28 victory over the Knights.
    Norwell's homecoming was thwarted by the Braves from the opening drive as the disruptive Bellmont squad posted 557 yards of offense on the night including a career high 187 yards passing from sophomore quarterback Jordan Amacker who looked more comfortable throwing the football.
    After opening the first game of the season with four interceptions against Woodlan, Amacker has not thrown a pick since, making better football decisions and growing in the Bellmont offense.
    John Sefton had a huge night for the Braves including the nail in the coffin score with 4:30 left in the game and Bellmont up two scores already. After a few run plays set up a second and long, Amacker and Sefton connected in the end zone on a 29-yard touchdown reception to make it 49-28, a three score lead.
    In case it wasn't enough of a statement, Sefton came back for more on the Norwell ensuing drive. The Knights marched the ball from their own territory behind the passing and rushing game of Piercen Harnish, the junior Knights' QB. With a little over two minutes left to play, Harnish unleashed a pass into the end zone from 15 yards out that Sefton simply out-jumped his defender to get and Bellmont's run game effectively ran out the clock.
    On the opening drive of the game, Bellmont drove the ball from their own 30 with a strong run presence moving the chains methodically until the Braves pulled some trickery from seven yards out on a half-back pass from Chase Ellsworth to Trevor Love for the first score of the game.
    Not to be outdone, Harnish and company would move the ball quickly down the field down to the two-yard line behind the nifty moves of senior running back Reid Jutte. The Knights' luck would change quickly on the next play, however, as Jutte would fumble the hand-off from Harnish and the Braves would take over from their own two.

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