Austin Taseski ‘21: On Friday, October 4th the Bulldogs faced the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen for the 11th annual Watchdog game. The players played in honor of someone affected by cancer at some point throughout their lifetime. The money raised from the fundraisers, and the game, got donated to Gilda’s Club and the Chad Tough Foundation. 

The game started off fast as Bret Miller ‘20 threw a touchdown pass to Nino Brasza ‘21. Gjon Djurasevic ‘21 then scored the PAT which gave the Bulldogs an early 7-0 lead. 

Not much later in the first, the Bulldogs capitalized on offense again, as Fabrizio Raciti ‘21 scored off of a jet sweep to increase the lead to 14-0. 

Raciti then proceeded to score another run, making the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter. 

Great play from the Bulldog defense forced the Norsemen to punt, which allowed for another scoring opportunity for the Bulldog offense. 

Brasza completed a lengthy run to give the Bulldogs great field position inside the ten. Miller then threw his second touchdown pass of the day to Raciti, adding to their massive lead. The score sat at 28-0, but not for long. 

Briant St. Clair ‘21 pushed his way into the endzone for his first touchdown of the day, giving the Bulldogs a commanding 35-0 lead at the end of the half.

The Bulldogs continued their relentless play as Kasey Harrison ‘22 scored to add to the blowout. The second touchdown of the year for the sophomore, in only his second game. 

With a 42-0 lead, Owen Ciak ‘21 scored from the one yard line, followed by a touchdown from Ryan Meldrum ‘21, making the final score of the game 55-0.

Representing someone affected by cancer, remains the greatest opportunity of the watchdog game. 

“Playing for a survivor was an honor because we got to represent someone who is so important to us,” Raciti said.  

Outstanding play from both sides of the ball allowed the Bulldogs to come out on top giving them an overall record of 5-1. 

The Bulldogs have an important game next week when they travel to the Dakota Cougars’ home turf. Both sport a 2-1 record, making this a huge battle for MAC Red positioning. 

Picture Creds: https://romeobulldog.smugmug.com/2019-Grosse-Pointe-North-Watchdog-Game/

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