The Senior Bulldogs traveled to Cambridge Saturday to take on the Outlaws.
Despite missing a number of players to injuries and work or family commitments the Bulldogs fought hard to compete throughout the whole game only to fall 42-8.
However, right up to the 10-minute mark of the 2nd quarter the Dogs were only down 7–0 with Dan Routley, Jesse Shoults and Mathew Morawski leading the way with 3 tackles each and Morawski adding a tackle for loss.
Russ Burns was also busy Saturday with 5 tackles.
As the game wore on, the Outlaws were able to find the holes in the defense and attacked them which kept their offense on the field for long grinding drives. Dogs defensive back Kory Benoit made a great play to stop a TD, intercepting the ball deep in the Dogs end. Another bright spot was Chris Lanouette’s interception on the goal line with an exciting 90-yard return put the Bulldogs on the Tri-City’s 20-yard line.
The Dogs offense saw some success with Kaelan Mathon connecting over the middle with Tyler Johnson to put the Dogs on the board. On the convert, kicker Josh Ricker rolled out to the right and threw a perfect strike to Tyler Johnson who once again found space in the end zone to score the 2 point convert.
This coming weekend the Dogs play host to rivals Sudbury Spartans to determine playoff seeding. The game will be played at the Steve Omischl Sports Complex on Saturday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. and will also feature an NFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony at halftime.
In the prior two meetings between the clubs, one game was decided in double overtime while the other was decided by two interception returns by the Sudbury Spartans.
The Bulldogs will be preparing this week for the game and expect to have a full complement of players for the contest.