Golden Eagles Stunned By Bellwood In Overtime

Mistakes and turnovers plagued the Golden Eagles in an upset loss

In the history of the Backyard Brawl, Tyrone and Bellwood Antis have faced off 84 times. Friday was the first night that the two teams took it to overtime, with Bellwood winning a 13-10 thriller.

Despite being outgained 200-66, the Golden Eagles were only down 7-0 at the half.

The first half lacked action and included many mistakes on both sides of the ball.

Tyrone quickly responded in the second half though after going 75 yards on their first drive to tie the game 7-7. Senior Jake Meredith’s athletic 31-yard reception set up Tyrone at the 1-yard line for Zach Albright’s game tying touchdown. Meredith would leave the game immediately with a broken collarbone ending his season early.

We may have lost the game, but there are a lot of positives to look at,” said Senior Captain Kyle Plummer. “We held them to just 1-6 on redzone chances, also we stopped them twice at the goal line.

— Kyle Plummer

Other than the two scoring drives, the rest of the game was just sloppy with many turnovers and penalties leaving the game at a stand still until Bellwood’s final drive left them sniffing the end zone. Tyrone’s defense held strong and forced them to kick with three seconds left in regulation.

The Blue Devils’ new kicker and former Tyrone Soccer player Alex Schmoke barely missed his first attempt but Coach Wilson called a timeout right before it in an attempt to “ice the kicker.” Schmoke was gifted another opportunity but shanked that one wide left to end regulation leaving the game deadlocked at 7-7.

On Tyrone’s first drive of overtime, they lost six yards and were forced to go to Ethan Vipond who would convert on the field goal to break the tie, and give Tyrone the 10-7 lead.

Bellwood Junior Shawn Wolfe took the Devils’ first snap of overtime 10 yards around the left side and beat a couple of Golden Eagle defenders to the pylon to give Bellwood to a 13-10 victory, their first in three years.

“We may have lost the game, but there are a lot of positives to look at,” said senior captain Kyle Plummer. “We held them to just 1-6 on red zone chances, and we stopped them twice at the goal line.”

Tyrone faces off against the Central Dragons at home Friday night. This will be the first game played on Tyrone’s new field and it promises to be another classic between two high powered teams in the area.


Tyrone 0 0 7 0 3 — 10

Bellwood-Antis 0 7 0 0 6 — 13

Second quarter

BA–Morder 1 run (Schmoke kick), 4:54.

Third quarterPreview Changes (opens in a new window)

T–Albright 1 run (Vipond kick), 6:32.

First overtime

T–Vipond 33 FG.

BA–Wolfe 10 run (no attempt).



Tyrone–Loose 16-71, Albright 6-5, Light 6-4, TEAM 2-(-15).

Bellwood-Antis–Wolfe 14-95, Schmittle 16-84, Watters 11-28, Morder 4-15, TEAM 2-(-27).


Tyrone–Light 8-13-0-98.

Bellwood-Antis–Wolfe 7-12-0-102, Watters 0-1-1-0.


Tyrone–Mitchell 5-54, Loose 2-10, Meredith 1-31, J. Hicks 1-3.

Bellwood-Antis–Watters 2-44, McFarland 2-22, Morder 1-14, Frederick 1-13, Schmittle 1-9.





First downs

Tyrone: 9

BA: 13


Tyrone: 30-65

BA: 47-195

Passing (comp.-att.-int.)

Tyrone: 8-13-0

BA: 7-13-1

Yards passing

Tyrone: 98

BA: 102

Total yards

Tyrone: 163

BA: 297


Tyrone 4-3

BA: 4-1


Tyrone: 6-39

BA: 6-48


Tyrone 4-30.8

BA: 2-26.5