June 15, 2014

Bulldogs Overwhelm Stallions

The Bellingham Bulldogs welcomed their opponents from Shoreline, The Seattle Stallions, as storm clouds threatened to drop their payload onto Civic Field, Saturday, June 14th. Bellingham's focus was intense as the Pacific Football League's second season loomed around the corner.

The intensity increased early, with their opening drive the Bulldogs marched down field to score a touchdown from Eric Taylor to Douglas Miller. Bellingham defense brought up their intensity as well forcing an interception by Miguel Pierre on the Stallions first drive. The two teams battled, trading three and out possessions, but the Stallions passing game eventually turned a short field into two touchdowns.

Bellingham's offense stalled in the second quarter, unable to make a sustained drive it was up to the Bulldogs defense to keep the Stallions from scoring again. With the half winding down and Seattle attacking the red zone Bellingham's Arthur Sanchez intercepts a Stallion pass, shifting the momentum back to Bellingham.

The third quarter began the way second quarter ended with another Bulldogs defensive stand and turnover. The offensive turned the short field into points with a quick pass from Taylor to Toby Seim in his first home game after suffering an injury. The two teams exchanged possession again before the Bulldogs' Jason Walters intercepted the ball giving Bellingham's offense another short field. Eric Taylor would use his legs to score from 10 yards out.

A big punt return by Miguel Pierre early in the fourth quarter turned into a circus catch for a touchdown from Taylor to Seim. Proving that Toby is back at full strength. The Bulldogs' defense would add one more interception for the night and would stand firm despite a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown by the Stallions. In customary Bulldogs fashion, the defense closed out the game with a walk-off sack, executed by Josh Heard. Final score: 27-18. Click here to view photos of the game.

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