October 7th, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – The varsity Mt. Douglas Rams climbed into the win column for the first time this season with a hard fought 28-13 victory over the host Belmont Bulldogs at Goudy Field in Langford, BC in Friday night high school football action.
For the head coached, Mark Townsend Rams, who desperately needed a win going into Friday night’s contest sporting an uncharacteristic 0-2 record, the victory was assuredly welcome for the team in the short, BC High School Football season.
In the loss, the aspiring 1-1 Belmont Bulldogs, drawing the short straw early in the season with their first four games against 3 BC top 5-ranked teams (as of September 28th), looked poised to turn the tables this season in a cross-town rivalry that has perennially been owned by a Rams dynasty.
A game fought defensively in the trenches most of the night, the return of starting Rams QB Gideone Kremler under centre would fuel Rams, jumping out to a 16-0 lead in a game forced to a ground battle most of the evening due to torrential rains and wind.
Ram’s Ben Pierik would be the beneficiary of two short yardage-rushing touchdowns early, set up after a pair of successful Kremler long ball receptions would set the field for the his majors.
The Bulldogs would find their mark to climb back into the game when, from his own forty-five yard line, QB Kalen Jules would find Eli Nelms-Horton over the middle 35 yards down field. The ball in his hands alone, Nelms-Horton would outrace all defenders to the house pulling to within ten points, 16-6.
The Bulldogs would pass up two opportunities to go ahead when, in slick weather conditions, the Rams would offer two consecutive fumble turnovers deep in their own end. Much in part to a stifling Mt. Doug defense, the Bulldogs would come away empty on both attempts.
Bulldogs Jules would guide his team once again downfield midway in the third quarter, threating with a score. The Ram’s defensive secondary, backed up to the their two yard line, would show equal to the challenge when Mt. Doug’s Sebastian Hansen would jump in front of a Jules toss to intercept a sure Bulldogs TD, running it 98 yards for the pic-six play, giving his team a more comfortable 22-6 lead.
The Dog’s Jalen Kung would add to the Belmont effort with another TD to edge closer 22-13, but the margin wouldn’t be enough as the Ram’s would have the final say on a 6-yard rushing TD by Zairech Kremler to post a 28-13 final. Kremler would finish the game as the Ram’s leading ball carrier with 102 yards on the ground for his Rams.
Next Friday, the Belmont Bulldogs host division-leading Seaquam at Goudy Field while the Mt. Doug Rams travel to South Delta Saturday October 14th in a top-5 battle.