Varsity Mt. Doug Rams Break Ice With Win Over Belmont Bulldogs

Varsity Bulldogs, Rams Face Tough Early Season Draw

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October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) - Belmont Bulldogs and Mt Douglas Rams faced off Friday at Goudy Field - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) -  - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN)  - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - The Rams defense puts pressure on QB Kalen Jules - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – The Rams defense puts pressure on QB Kalen Jules – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - Starting Rams QB Gideone Kremler, sporting a knee brace, saw game action Friday in the win - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – Starting Rams QB Gideone Kremler, sporting a knee brace, saw game action Friday in the win – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - Bulldog's Eli Nelms-Horton was off to the races after receiving a strike from QB Jules on his way to the end zone untouched - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – Bulldog’s Eli Nelms-Horton was off to the races after receiving a strike from QB Jules on his way to the end zone untouched – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - With poor weather conditions battles were fought in the trenches - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – With poor weather conditions battles were fought in the trenches – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - Bulldogs QB Kalen Jules looks downfield for a favorite receiver  - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – Bulldogs QB Kalen Jules looks downfield for a favorite receiver – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

October 6, 2017  Langford, BC (ISN) - Ram's Sam Moskey out of the back field - Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)
October 6, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – Ram’s Sam Moskey out of the back field – Erich Eichhorn photo (www.allsportmedia.ca)

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.

 

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