May 22, 2016

Dogs Stumble in Home Opener

The Bellingham Bulldogs falter in their first WWFA regular season home game against the Puallup Nation Kings Saturday, May 21st at Civic Field. This was the Bulldogs second match-up of the 2016 campaign against a WWFA team. Puallup, 2015 WWFA champions, would be prove to be the ultimate test for how the Bulldogs measured up in their new league.

The Kings jumped out early, scoring 12 unanswered points on their first two possessions with two touchdowns. Dominating the line of scrimmage, Puallup exacted their will with both running and passing. But Bellingham would gather themselves and quickly close the gap. Utilizing their still developing ground attack, the Bulldogs bullied their way down-field. Taking the lead just before halftime with two touchdowns.

Bellingham tacked on a field goal on the opening possession of the second half. However Puallup would prove to Bellingham why they are champion, scoring two more touchdowns in third quarter. The Bulldogs defense rallied, stopping the Kings twice in the red-zone, and scoring a touchdown off a bizarre interception and fumble recovery combination play. But the turnovers caused by miscues in the passing game spelled the end of a Bulldogs comeback. Final score: 23-38. Click here to view photos from the game.

May 15, 2016

Back 2 Back, Slam Over Alumni

The Bellingham Slam repeat as champions in the Second Annual Back 2 Bellingham Battle at Wade King Recreation Center on the campus of Western Washington University Sunday, May 15th. Stars from all of the Slam's championship rosters squared off for the second straight year against a highly skilled basketball team made up of Western Alumni. Although their talent was on par with the Slam for most of the game, Bellingham ignited late and closed the door on the Alums' chances of winning. Final score 133-106. Click here to view photos from the game.

May 8, 2016

Momma Said Knock You Out

The Bellingham Bulldogs followed suit, knocking out the visiting Pacific Football League South Sound Nighthawks, Saturday May 7th, on Mother's Day Weekend at Lummi High School. Closing out their preseason undefeated, the Bulldogs look to take on the rest of the WWFA in their inaugural season.

Bellingham's offense started sluggish, trading punts on their first and second drives. However a shortened field on a muffed punt return by the Nighthawks turned into a scoring opportunity. After a series of running plays the Bulldogs struck with their first touchdown pass of the game. They would strike again on their next possession but this time on the ground. With less than one minute left on the clock in the second quarter Bellingham would scored again with a field goal.

The Bulldogs' defense imposed their will early on. Bending just enough but not allowing a single Nighthawk to score the entire game. Bellingham would tack on two more touchdowns, one by air and one with their running attack, making a statement to the rest of the league of their arrival and intention to dominate the WWFA 2016 season. Final score 31-0. Click here to view photos from the game.

May 1, 2016

Bulldogs Maul Predators

The Bellingham Bulldogs kick off their 2016 campaign with a run-a-way victory over the visiting Everett Predators at Lummi High School. The new look Bulldogs are starting the 2016 season in the Western Washington Football Alliance after competing in the Pacific Football League for several years. Bellingham looks to quickly establish their dominance and return to their championship form.

The Bulldogs used their size and strength to overwhelm the under-maned Predators from the start, forcing a safety on Everett's opening possession. Bellingham then finished their first drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Toby Seim. The offensive woes continued for the Predators as their second drive of the game resulted in another safety. Followed by a Bulldog interception return for touchdown on Everett's third possession.

The Predators remained scoreless throughout the first half as the Bulldogs offense began to ramp up. Bellingham scored 45 unanswered points heading into the third quarter. Everett would not quit, with a quick change at quarterback, the Predators turned a second and long into a 60-yard touchdown scramble down the sidelines. This would prove to be their only points as the Bulldogs brought down the hammer, closing the game out on a 100-yard interception return of a touchdown as time expired. Final score: 58-6. Click here to view photos from the game.