An emotional first home game of the 2015 Pacific Football League season was bitter-sweet as the South Lane Buzzards handed the Bellingham Bulldogs their first loss on a sun-soaked Civic Field Saturday, May 2nd.
Hearts were heavy for the Bulldogs in remembrance of two exceptional teammates and individuals that passed away during the off-season. Far too young to leave this world, Sean Hicks and Steve Faoro will be forever immortalized in the hearts of their teammates, friends and loved ones.
The play on the field reflected the melancholy moment as the Bulldogs struggled to gain any momentum. The undermanned Buzzards attacked a sluggish Bulldogs team with a series of read-option plays and short passing routes, keeping the chains moving and Bellingham's offense off the field through most of the first half. Early penalties, missed opportunities and poor execution kept the Bulldogs from reaching the red-zone. Overall an aberration from what Bulldog fans typically see on the field. However this loss on this particular night may be the railing point Bellingham needs to catapult them into the playoffs. Final score 0-32. Click here to view photos from the game.