November 7, 2018 Langford, BC (ISN) – The Belmont Bulldogs Junior Varsity football team continued their charmed season Thursday with a BC High School Football wildcard playoff victory, beating the Centennial Centaurs of Coquitlam 47-14 at Goudy Field.
With the win, the Bulldogs now have extended their undefeated win streak to five games over the regular and post season, and 8-0 since the exhibition season started in September. The Bulldogs, this season, have scored an average 34 points a game in a balanced attack against their opponents, their only hiccup being last week’s narrow 13-11 margin over Carson Graham of New Westminster. Belmont’s defense has now given up only 84 points over eight games, and a points-for-and-against rating of +191 over those eight games played.
The Centennial Centaurs, not to be underestimated in their own right, came into the game sporting a 5-0 record to take top spot in their AAA Pacific Division, but ran into a red hot Bulldog team Thursday afternoon.
With starting QB Hunter Bowles at the helm, the Bulldogs would jump out to a 28-0 lead at the half on a ground attack that saw the Bulldogs dominate the offensive and defensive play against the Centaurs.
Belmont’s Gerren Hardisty would lead the play on both sides of the field with three touchdowns and two interceptions, including a pick six for a major to all but seal the win.
Hardisty would score his first of two TD’s in the half to open the scoring. Hunter Bowles and Jordan Russell would follow, contributing their own touchdowns to start the early route. Hardisty would score his second touchdown late in the first half to post the 28-0 lead.
Hunter Bowles and Jason Alexander would also record their own interceptions in the first half to compliment the dominating defensive play of the Bulldogs.
The Centaurs would look to the air for their offense in the second half, looking to score quickly mount a comeback bid. Centennial would threaten on few too many occasions to gain any sustained momentum as the Belmont defensive, tested, would bend but not break.
Belmont’s Gerren Hardisty, already a force in the first half of the game, would record his second interception, this time for a pick six, taking the ball back half the length of the field for a touchdown to put his Bulldogs up 36-0 in the third quarter. Hardisty would finish with a game-high three TD’s to go with his two interceptions in the game.
Bulldog’s Jason Alexander would cap off what would be a six touchdown game performance for the Dogs, running for the major late in the third quarter.
With the game out of reach and running time evoked due to the margin of score, it would appear that Belmont would start to dim the defensive lights on an otherwise brilliant game. Centennial would score two fourth quarter touchdowns to erase their donut from the scoreboard, but with the damage already done the scoring effort would be a mute point, as Belmont would roll over Centennial 47-14.
Belmont now advances to the BC High School Football quarterfinals next week against a team yet to be decided.
Congratulations Belmont !