June 19, 2016

Bulldogs Plunder Vikings

The Bellingham Bulldogs hand the Snohomish County Vikings their first loss of the 2016 WWFA season Saturday, June 18th at Lummi High School field. The Vikings came into the evenings match with an undefeated record of 5-0. After a tough home loss to the Rams and a road victory over the Wolfpack, Bellingham was looking to make a statement by taking out one of the leagues top teams.

The Bulldogs defense needed to stop the powerful ground attack that propelled Snohomish through their earlier opponents. Bellingham also needed a powerful ground game to control the clock and field position. They accomplished both in dominating fashion.

Throughout the first half, the defense bent but did not break, allowing the Vikings large chunks of yards via their three-back system. However as the field shortened the Bulldogs stiffened, forcing turnovers on downs, interceptions and fumbles, scoring two touchdowns in the effort. Thanks to a strip sack by linebacker Kaleb Heezen which lead to a scoop-and-score touchdown for fellow linebacker Seth Antila. Corner back Jason Walters would account for an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Bellingham's offensive line pushed the Vikings defense up and down the field allowing running back Brandon Fisher and quarterback Kyle Redmond the space to operate. Fisher would rack up two touchdowns with one run more than 70 yards. Redmond would also score two touchdowns, one on a 30-yard scramble and the other a 43-yard pass to receiver Cody Oakes.

The Bulldogs sit a game over .500 with a 3-2 record and 2-2 record in the division with three games left in the regular season. There is still time for Bellingham to make a push for the playoffs and dominating play on both sides will be the key. Final score 42-0. Click here to view photos from the game.

June 6, 2016

United Stands Tall Over Yakima

The Bellingham United Football Club chalk up another win Sunday, June 5th at Civic Field. The visiting Yakima United Football Club could not stop the Hammers attack as Bellingham scored four straight goals and held Yakima to two goals after 90 minutes of play. The Hammers currently hold third place with 15 overall points in the Evergreen Premier League Standings. Final score: 4-2. Click here to view photos from the match.

June 5, 2016

Rams Batter Bulldogs

The Bellingham Bulldogs faced another tough opponent in the Western Washington Football Alliance Saturday, June 4th at Lummi High School. The visiting Wenatchee Valley Rams brought their bruising ground attack to the Bulldogs and repeatedly pummeled their defensive line. From the fumble of the opening kickoff to the final horn blast the Bulldogs could not stop the Wenatchee juggernaut.

Bellingham received the opening kick in the first half but quickly turned the ball over. The Rams took advantage of the short field and moved into the red zone. Bellingham stayed firm and held the Rams to a field goal. The Bulldogs would rally in their second possession, moving the ball efficiently down field with a balanced offensive attack. They would score via the legs of quarterback Kyle Redmond. But the lead would not last and the Bulldogs would not score another point as the Rams lowered their heads and charged forward.

The Rams kept pounding the line of scrimmage, scoring eight unanswered touchdowns, all via their running game. As the Bulldogs struggled to set the edge on defense and complete passes on offense. Final score: 7-58. The Bulldogs are 1-2 in the WWFA with five games remaining in their 2016 season. Click here to view photos from the game.