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Backyard Brawl Trophy Stays Put

Tyrone defended its Backyard Brawl title with a convincing 34-0 shutout win

The Backyard Brawl’s move from the opener to week four of the high school football season made this year’s rivalry between Bellwood and Tyrone seem more important than ever.

The Golden Eagles saw it as a must-win game after a tough 41-22 loss to Bald Eagle and opening the season with a 1-3 record. The Blue Devils were likely even more hungry for a win, after starting their season an uncharacteristic 0-3.

They couldn’t stop us on either side of the ball, our defense got them to go 3 and out almost every drive and our offense took advantage of every opportunity

— Andrew Weaver

The main focus for the Golden Eagles defensively was to stop Bellwood freshman running back Alex McCartney who had 575 yards rushing coming into the game.

The Tyrone defensive game plan did not disappoint, holding McCartney to only 54 yards on 18 carries.

Not only was the run stopped but the Blue Devil passing game was unsuccessful as well, only completing 6 passes for 28 yards.

“The D-line was able to keep McCartney to only 54 yards when he averages 100 a game, so that was the key to shutting them out,” said junior quarterback Ashton Walk.

In the first quarter, the game looked like it would be tight. The Golden Eagles began the game with the ball, but quickly turned it over when running back Brady Ronan lost the handle on the ball on the second play of the game.

Bellwood took over at the Tyrone 20-yard line and drove to the Tyrone one, when linebacker Austin Lucas came up with a key tackle, stopping the Blue Devils on fourth and goal.

The Golden Eagle offense responded with a 99-yard drive for the game’s first score early in the second quarter.

From there it was all Tyrone on both sides of the ball.

This was followed by two more defensive stops from Tyrone, along with two more scores from Brady Ronan and Andrew Weaver to give the Golden Eagles a 20-0 lead going into halftime.

Coming out of the half with a lot of energy the Eagle’s defense continued to show their dominance by stopping the Blue Devils on fourth down once again to give the ball back to the Tyrone offense who would go on to score once again.

The D-line was able to keep McCartney to only 54 yards when he averages 100 a game, so that was the key to shutting them out

— Ashton Walk

The rest of the 3rd and 4th quarter continued to be a blowout, with the Golden Eagles adding two more scores from Dravyn Crowell and Brady Ronan to lengthen the lead to 34-0.

“They couldn’t stop us on either side of the ball, our defense got them to go 3 and out almost every drive and our offense took advantage of every opportunity,” said senior wide receiver Andrew Weaver.

Overall the Golden Eagles offense was unstoppable, Rushing for 115 yards on 34 attempts and passing for 250 yards on 24 attempts.

This Huge win improves Tyrone’s record to 2-3 and gives them a ton of confidence as they go into the 3-2 Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders who are coming off of a 10-7 loss to Central.

The game will take place at 7:00 PM. Mansion Park this Friday.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bellwood-Antis 0 0 0 0 — 0

Tyrone 0 20 7 7 — 34

Second Quarter

T–A. Walk 12 run (Romani kick), 7:53.

T–Ronan 11 pass from A. Walk (kick failed), 3:37.

T–Weaver 54 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), :59.

Third Quarter

T–Crowell 39 pass from A. Walk (Romani kick), 4:32.

Fourth Quarter

T–Ronan 7 run (Romani kick), 8:00.

TEAM STATISTICS 

First downs
BA 8
T 17

Total yards
BA 92
T 365

Rushes-yards
BA 27-64
T 34-115

Yards passing
BA 28
T 250

Passing (comp.-att.-int.)
BA 6-15-1
T 14-24-0

Punts-avg.
BA 4-33.3
T 1-46

Fumbles-lost
BA 1-1
T 1-1

Penalties-yards
BA 3-25
T 4-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Bellwood-Antis, McCartney 18-52, H. Schreier 4-12, Gibbons 1-2, Hescox 3-2, Kyle 1-(-4). Tyrone, Ronan 20-72, Emigh 7-26, A. Walk 4-12, Woomer 1-7, TEAM 2-(-2).

PASSING–Bellwood-Antis, H. Schreier 6-15-1-28. Tyrone, A. Walk 14-24-0-250.

RECEIVING–Bellwood-Antis, Gibbons 2-16, Poorman 2-6, Kyle 1-6. Tyrone, Weaver 7-139, Crowell 3-50, Woomer 2-46, Ronan 2-15.

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Andrew Weaver
Andrew Weaver, Staff Writer
Andrew Weaver is a senior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. Andrew loves to ride dirt bikes with friends in his free time. He is a tri-sport athlete and competes in wrestling, football, and track. Andrew's passion for Eagle Eye is podcasting. He listens to many famous podcasts and would one day like to start his own. His plans after high school are to go to college and or trade school. A fun fact about him is he admires Mark Wahlberg a lot. One dream of his is to sit down and have a burger with Mark at his restaurant, Wahlburger.
Brady Ronan
Brady Ronan, Staff Writer
Brady Ronan is a senior at Tyrone. This is his third year doing Eagle Eye and he is excited that he is doing this, as he is really interested in sports and taking pictures. After high school, he is planning on going to college. His favorite movie is Talladega Nights. He plays football, basketball, and runs track. He loves to meet and talk to new people and make new friends. He hopes that he can cover all of the sports and what is happening in the world today. A fun fact about him is that his favorite color is red and his favorite food is wings.
Owen Oakes
Owen Oakes, Staff Writer
Owen is a sophomore and it is his first year as a part of the Eagle Eye staff. Owen plays for the Golden Eagles baseball, football, and basketball teams. In Owen's spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watching football, writing, playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Owen's favorite sports teams include the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and Penn State. Owen plans to attend college after high school to become a physician's assistant. Owen hopes to write sports stories and appear in some podcasts during his time in the Eagle Eye. 
Ashton Walk
Ashton Walk, Staff Writer
Ashton is currently a junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his first year in Eagle Eye. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends and family. After high school, he plans on attending college and continuing his athletic career. Ashton is a three-sport athlete who competes in football, basketball, and baseball. This year, he plans on writing meaningful stories on sports in the Eagle Eye with his friends. One of Ashton's dreams in life is to play college football at the Division 1 level.  A fun fact about Ashton is he's easy to talk to and get along with.
Alivia Anderson
Alivia Anderson, Photo Editor
Alivia Anderson is a Junior and in her 3rd year of Eagle Eye. When not at school or with friends, she's at the dance studio. Alivia's been dancing for 13 years and competing for 11. She hopes to continue her dance career in college while also pursuing a career in the medical field. Dance stories are, of course, some of her favorite things to write about. She also likes to write about school events, community news, and student groups. On top of writing stories, Alivia's favorite thing to do is take pictures for the Eagle Eye. Alivia is involved with different clubs, such as YAN, Student Council, Golden Revolution, Yearbook, National Honor Society, and Prom Committee. Alivia hopes that this year will be another awesome year in the Eagle Eye!
Allison Beeman
Allison Beeman, Staff Writer
Allison Beeman is a senior in high school and in her third year of Eagle Eye. When Allison is not in school, she enjoys playing softball as an outfielder. During the summer she traveled to Denver, Colorado to play in a softball tournament. After high school, she would like to attend college to major in business.  Before coming to Tyrone Allison lived in West Virginia and before that Maryland. Some of Allison's interests include listening to music, traveling, and hanging out with friends.  This year in Eagle Eye, Allison looks forward to taking pictures at football games and writing softball stories. 

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