Braves’ defense scores late in 49-7 loss to New Haven

Staff Writer


Decatur Daily Democrat


Bellmont’s homecoming night came with a 49-7 loss to NE8 rival New Haven. The visiting Bulldogs brought serious quickness that Bellmont struggled to keep up with.

The offense, led by John Wilder and Kobe Ortiz, struggled to advance on the Bulldog defense. Bellmont failed to score to an offensive touchdown and to reach field goal range.

Running back Carson Swenski had a standout night as a main target for quarterback Wilder. Chase Lenegar continued to be a playmaker on defense with one interception.

New Haven scored the instant it got the ball with a 55 yard punt return for a touchdown. With 9:06 in the first quarter, the Bellmont offense took its second charge, now down 7-0. New Haven varied between run plays and throws, while Bellmont favored the ground game. 

The second score of the game came from deep right pass, taking the lead to 14-0. 

Late in the game, Kolton Noonan intercepted New Haven’s backup quarterback and took the ball a long ways to the endzone for six points. The kick by Kobe Ortiz was good, bringing the final score to 49-7.

Bellmont is now 0-7. Stats were not made available.

Stats were nod