May 19, 2013

Bulldogs fend off Bearcats

The rain soaked skies above Civic Field held back their deluged, allowing the sun to shine down and warm the gridiron where two Pacific Football League titans would wage battle. After a bitter loss at Yakima last week the Bulldogs looked to taste sweet victory again with a win over Grays Harbor. However defeating the Bearcats would not be easy. Bellingham struck first as the offense worked to establish their running game early with a touchdown on the legs of Brett Hall. The Bearcats would answer quickly with a touchdown through the air as quarterback David Evans connected with wide receiver Christoper Jackson on a 67-yard pass. The two teams would trade score for score throughout the first half. Each defense struggling to find their rhythm. Heading into halftime the Bulldogs held onto a one-point lead.

Bellingham's offense would come out for the second half and serve up another heavy dose of their running game and continue their relentless dominance of the line of scrimmage. With help from the legs of Brett Hall the Bulldogs added to their score twice more, giving Hall four touchdowns on the day. The Bulldogs defense finally woke up and showed why they are the best in the league, blanking the Bearcats for the entire second half, despite a great effort by Grays Harbor offense. Final score: 42-20.

This Bulldogs home game marked the annual Cancer Benefit Game played in support of Whatcom Relay for Life and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Proceeds from merchandise sold during the game were donated to these organizations.

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