The Bellingham Bulldogs look to bounce back after suffering a 12-38 loss last week to the Seattle Stations. Cody Oakes continues to take snaps under center in relief of the injured Eric Taylor as injuries to key players have left the Bulldogs roster thin and fresh faces were called upon to setup their game. The Roseburg Rampage made the 7 hour, 440 mile trip to Civic Field and prove their worth in the Pacific Northwest football arena.
The Bellingham offense did not take long to find their rhythm. Scoring quickly and often the Bulldogs used their air attack to put a 21-point lead on the board in the first quarter. Oakes found 3 different receivers for touchdowns. Bellingham's defense dominated the line of scrimmage, not allowing a sustained Rampage drive the entire first half. By halftime the Bulldogs lead 28-0 and as the third quarter began Bellingham had their confidence back.
Oakes again showed his talents by scrambling for a 60-yard touchdown and throwing three more touchdowns to his receivers. Including three touchdowns to wide receiver Douglas Miller. The Bulldogs defense shut Roseburg out of the endzone. Not allowing a single point to be scored. The game was in hand. The Rampage were out-manned, over-powered and out-coached.
The Bellingham fans were also treated to a rare on-field cameo appearance by the Bulldogs coaching staff who decided to suit-up for a few plays. Coaches Brian Young, James Darling, Addison Perrin and General Manager Don Oneida made their way onto the field. The proud Bellingham Bulldogs have their swagger and look to making a run at the playoffs. Final score: 55-0. Click here to view photos from the game.