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10/05/2013, 10:00am MDT
By Jeff Hansen - St. Albert Gazette

The Bellerose Bulldogs continued their domination in metro Edmonton junior football with a resounding 49-0 win over the O’Leary Spartans on a wet and chilly Tuesday night at Riel Recreation Park.

The defending premier conference champions have out-scored the opposition 163-0 in one exhibition and two pool B games.

After losing the 2011 premier semifinal the Bulldogs rattled off 12 straight wins without a loss, with 464 points for and 40 against in league play.

Tuesday’s pool B outcome was never in doubt after the Bulldogs scored two TDs in the final 85 seconds of the first half to lead by 41.

The game star was linebacker Autuen Metallic. The team leader in tackles for the second game in a row recovered a fumble and two short kickoffs.

Offensively the Bulldogs struggled throwing the ball with the weather conditions but running back Mitch Kruk did haul in four Trace Stuht passes for close to 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Kruk also returned a punt 65 yards to the house and ran for another major.

Going into the game Kruk was the team’s runaway leader in rushing yards with 337 and TDs with seven.

Kit Liske also recorded a second-quarter rushing TD in which he demonstrated speed and agility slicing through the O’Leary defence.

In the second half the Bulldogs tacked up a single off a Kieran Campbell missed field goal and Nolan Koziol rounded out the scoring with a TD run.

Terrell Peters also picked off a pass from his safety position and in the fourth quarter took over at quarterback and led the offence down field for the last scoring drive.

The Bulldogs tackle the Paul Kane Blues (2-0) this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Albert. Last year the Bulldogs handed the 2011 premier champions their first loss in the team’s second-year history, 32-7.

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