June 24, 2012

Bulldogs unleash on Raiders

The heavens held back their onslaught of rain and wind long enough to allow the Bellingham Bulldogs to take on the Portland Raiders Saturday, June 23rd at a soggy Civic Field. Standing pools of water in the end zone did not deter the Bulldogs from entering numerous times over the course of the game. Portland, out number nearly three to one, could not withstand the furry of Bellingham's football machine. Touchdowns struck like lightning, raining down on the end zone in a combination of ground and areal attack. The Bulldogs defense stood like a great wall preventing the Raiders from crossing midfield throughout the first half. The Raiders showed guts as they clawed their way to a score late in the fourth quarter but the undermanned Portland squad, many playing both ways, was swallowed up by the black hole that is Bulldogs football. Final score 49-8. Click here to view photos from the game.

June 9, 2012

Slam reign over Olympia

The Bellingham Slam needed a last second steal from Mo Anderson to hold off the Olympia Reign and win their 11th straight victory Friday, June 8 at Whatcom Pavilion. The game seemed closer that the score indicated through four quarters of play. The Slam however lead the Reign by 25 points at one point in the third quarter. Olympia, 3-11 on the season, showed they have heart and proved to the Bellingham fans that they will be a team to reckon with. Clawing their way back in the fourth quarter the Reign kept chipping a way at the point differential until they were down by one point with ten seconds left on the clock. After a time out the ball was stolen by Anderson who sprinted down court for the winning layup. Final score: 128-126. Click here to view photos from the game.

June 3, 2012

Bulldogs thwart Vikings' raid

Bellingham hosted long-time opponent the Snohomish County Vikings at Civic Field Saturday, June 2 for their eighth game of the 2012 Pacific Football League season. The Bulldogs defense set the tone early, dominating the line of scrimmage and punishing the Vikings offensive line. Snohomish County's first three offensive possessions ended with a fumble recovery by the Bulldogs on the one-yard line, an interception off of a deflected pass and a nearly blocked punt. All resulted in a Bulldogs' score. Before the Vikings could catch their breath the score was 24-0 in the second quarter.
The Bulldogs defense was so stifling that it took a fumbled punt return for the Vikings to get into scoring position, turning the opportunity into a touchdown. Snohomish County continued to struggle under the suffocating pressure, relying on the scarce Bulldog miscues for opportunities at points. Bellingham's offense took advantage and quickly put the game out of reach. Moving the ball effortlessly with their running game. Once the Vikings' defensive backs were caught looking inside the Bulldogs threw over their heads, scoring 32 unanswered points. Final score 65-10. Click here to view photos from the game.