October 13, 2017 Langford, BC (ISN) – The 1-3 Belmont Bulldogs Varsity football team came back from a fifteen point deficit at Goudy Field Friday night against their third place, Western Conference rival Seaquam Seahawks, but would fall short dropping a 41-27 decision late in the Bulldogs final home game of the BC High School Football season.
Belmont’s Tyson Boyd would be a game standout, scoring two of this three game high touchdowns in the second half in the comeback bid. Eli Nelms-Horton would also score a major for a Bulldog team that has consistently played better against their opponents this year than their record would reflect.
Seaquam would jump out to a 14-0 lead before Belmont’s Tyson Boyd would reply, finding the end zone to erase the donut from the board. Team’s would go in to half time with the Seahawks up 21-6.
The Bulldog’s would mount their second half comeback on the backs of a stronger defensive push to the ball that would quiet Seaquam QB Josh Haydu’s Seahawk offense, and a three TD, second half scoring effort that would see the Bulldogs pull to within one point 21-20 on another Boyd TD, and a touchdown by Eli Nelms-Horton who would turn the corner in his own end running the ball to the end zone. Connor Elliot would add a successful on a convert.
Belmont would keep the pressure on the Seahawks going into the fourth quarter, down by a single touchdown 27-20 with six minutes remaining, looking for the window of opportunity to pull even. The Seahawks would forge ahead on a pair of TD’s by Jalen and Tyson Philpot to turn aside Belmont’s hard fought game effort. Despite a late TD by Tyson Boyd, the Seawhawks would hand the Dawgs a 42-27 loss.
Belmont Bulldogs, 1-4 with the loss, will now take on the 4-0 New West Hyacks at Mercer Stadium in Vancouver next Friday, October 20th.