St. Clairsville Hands Bellaire Their Fist Loss Of The Season

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BELLAIRE, Ohio (WOUB) — On a beautiful Saturday in Bellaire, the 5-1 St. Clairsville Red Devils matched up against the 6-0 Bellaire Big Reds. Both teams were looking to stand at the top of the Buckeye 8-South Conference.

St. Clairsville would kick off to open the game. The Red Devils would look impressive on their first defensive drive as they forced a punt to open the game. On the first offensive drive for the Red Devils, quarterback Drew Sefsick found receiver Colin Oberdick on a slant for a 40 or more-yard touchdown pass to put the score at 7-0.

The Big Reds would drive all the way down the field but would fail to score after a goal line stand from the Big Reds. After, Bellaire would flip the switch and take over the rest of the first half.

Bellaire would force a turnover as Colt Sechrest picks off QB Drew Sefsick. Bellaire made a field goal to make it 7-3. This would start to build as all the momentum shifted towards the Bellaire sideline.

Déjà vu occurs as Drew Sefsick throws another interception to Colt Sechrest and he returns it to the St. Clairsville 9-yard line. The opening play finishes with a rushing touchdown from running back Brayden Roth. Both teams headed into the locker room with a 10-7 Big Reds lead.

Coming out of the locker room, the Red Devils were not accepting a second loss. Drew Sefsick would add 7 with a sneak on the goal line. The game would be 14-10 Red Devils heading into the 4th quarter.

With 8:36 left, Sefsick would find Colin Oberdick in the endzone again to put the Red Devils up 21-10. As the game is coming close to a final, Bellaire had very few chances to complete a comeback.

Their chances were eliminated when Colin Oberdick scored off an interception from Bellaire QB Jake Heatherington. Bellaire would keep fighting as they would complete a 3-yard pass to score but ultimately, it was too little too late as the St. Clairsville Red Devils give Bellaire their first loss of the season with a score of 28-16.

The Red Devils would not lose today, and it started with the effort of Colin Oberdick. Although QB Drew Sefsick had 3 interceptions, Oberdick and the offense held trust in their QB to carry the offense.

The defense was stout as they held an offense who had outscored their opponents 208-74 to just 16 points. Bellaire needs to rebound defensively as the defense gave up too many chunk plays. Many of the touchdowns scored on the Big Reds defense was due to big gains or costly mistakes.

The opposition for Bellaire doesn’t get any easier as they head to 6-0 Shadyside next Friday night. For St. Clairsville, they get 5-1 Union Local at home.