On a beautiful fall evening the Bulldogs were victorious and captured the regular season crown in the Metro Athletics Miles Conference. Finishing with a 6 - 1 record they will now face the only team to beat them this season in the conference semi-finals next Friday in St. Albert.
After a slow start and giving up 9 points in the opening quarter the Bulldogs shut out Sturgeon the rest of the way while scoring 14 points in the second half to assure victory.
Led by Owen Tebbutt's 2 interceptions along with an interception by Caleb Holmes, the Bulldogs defence dominated the second half. Offensively the Bulldogs picked it up in the 2nd half with touchdowns coming from Tyler Sims rushing, and Darius Crandell with his league leading 12th receiving TD.
St. Francis Xavier lost their final game of the year to Strathcona to finish in 4th place setting up the semi-final against the Bulldogs on Friday, October 27th at Larry Olexiuk Field, kickoff at 6 pm.
On a warm evening that turned windy and cool the Junior Bulldogs fought tooth and nail against the previously undefeated Salisbury Sabres. Dawgged determination shown by the Bulldogs as they overcame an early 14 point deficit to earn a 26-22 win. Against a very big team, both in stature and roster size, the Bulldogs fought hard for the victory.
With both teams statistically in a deadlock, the Bulldogs led by 4 offensive TD's, 2 by Eli Korownyk rushing and 2 passing to Jack McLeod and Gavin Chinni were the difference. The defense held the Sabres to only 8 first downs in the game while compiling 13 first downs themselves.
Next up for the Junior Bulldogs is the final regular season game Vs. the undefeated Harry Ainlay Titans at Emerald Hills in Sherwood Park Next Wednesday, Ocotber 25th with a 5:00 pm kick-off and 1st place on the line.
The win over Salisbury solidifies the Bulldogs a spot in the Premier Division playoffs which begins on November 1st.
On a beautiful, but cool night in Beaumont, the Bulldogs struck quickly and often in building a huge lead to defeat the Leduc Tigers 50-7. Led by a lethal offensive attack the Dawgs scored 2 rushing TD's by Quarterback Tyler Sims in the first quarter, following by 3 TD passes in the 2nd quarter by Sims, 2 to Darius Crandell and another to Jamie Clark, followed by 2 rushing TD's by Braxton Turner in the 3rd quarter.
Interceptions by Will Gunderson and Jamie Clark, and team leading 9 tackles by Everett Draudsen who also had 1 QB sack. The Bulldogs displayed a punishing defense that never let up throughout the game. With only 3 first downs, 33 yards passing and 48 yards rushing the entire game, the Tigers were dominated in every aspect.
Braxton Turner led all rushers with 165 yards and 2 TD's while Tyler Sims had over 200 yards passing. Darius Crandell once again led all receivers with 6 receptions for 102 yards and 2 TD's.
Next up; Bulldogs host the Sturgeon Spirits at Larry Olexiuk Field in the final game of the regular season this Friday, October 20th 5:00 pm kick-off. Bulldogs would clinch first place in the Miles Conference with a win. The playoffs begin the following Friday, October 27th.
Bulldogs dominating defense leads them to a huge victory! 3 Defensive Interception returns for TD's lead by Matthew Moore's 2 in the first quarter and Devin Pariseau's TD/Int in the 4th quarter. Aided by a fumble recovery for another defensive TD by Matthew McLeod in the 3rd quarter, the defense found itself dominating the game by scoring 26 of the 60 points on the night.
Offense was once again led by Eli Korownyk's 108 yards rushing with 1 TD and 145 yards passing and another TD. Joshua Hennig also contributed 2 TD's on 46 yards rushing along with Gavin Chinni adding a receiving TD.
Defensively Moore's 2 INT's along with Pariseau's INT were aided by Owen Berlin's and Harrison Eliuk's 9 tackles each.
Next up, Salisbury Sabres come to Larry Olexiuk field on Wednesday, October 18th. 6:00 PM kick-off.