Brendan Banach 16′ – Winning 6 of their last 7 Romeo made the playoffs for their 11th straight year. Romeo topped rival Eisenhower 24-8 in their final game of the regular season.
Romeo started off slow losing season opener to a good Oxford Wildcat game 28-20. Brad Tanner 16’ and Mitch Heimbuch 16’ and Trevor Atkinson 15’ all contributed with a touchdown coming from Paul Hurley 16’ despite the defeat.
The Bulldogs lost a shocking game to Grosse Pointe South, proving to be a devastating defeat. Romeo was greatly out played in a 35-14 rout. Heimbuch 16’ contributing once again with 2 touchdown receptions in the losing effort.
Romeo quickly changed their season around with a shutout victory of rival Utica. Romeo efficiently ran all over Uticas defense to a 28-0 victory. Romeo reclaimed the Brown Jug following this well earned victory. With scoring from Homberto Flores, Paul Hurley, and Lucas Schimon. Contributing to the win, Nate Connors 15’ recorded 15 tackles.
The Bulldogs didn’t stop there, rolling past Utica Ford. The Bulldogs won by a tally of 19-0, not only did they win but they raised tens of thousands of dollars in their famous watchdog game.
Romeo continued their win streak with a 35-7 rout of L’anse Creuse. Ruining a Mac Blue team’s homecoming game. Paul Hurley 16’ threw three touchdowns on the day, with Homberto Flores adding a touchdown. Brad Tanner also added a 90 yard punt return for a touchdown.
Romeo almost pulled away a huge upset, unfortunatly losing 19-28 to Mac Red powerhouse Macomb Dakota. Macomb Dakota ended the Bulldogs 3 game win streak. Despite losing their third game of the season, the boys remained calm. Romeo now faced the pressure of winning out to keep Romeos playoff streak alive.
Following the home defeat Romeo traveled to Port Huron, who was 1st in the Mac White. The Bulldogs defense held the Port Huron’s offense to just 7 points, in a 24-7 win. This game tied the two teams for first place in the Mac White.
The Bulldogs quickly shut down an Anchor Bay team, dominating both sides of the ball in a 30-0 victory. Romeos defense performed their third shutout of the season, clinching the Mac White. Romeo had the stage set for game 9. They needed to beat rivals Eisenhower to make playoffs for the 11th straight year.
Romeo had the greatest amount of pressure on their shoulders October 24th. Both teams had to win to ensure their selection on Sunday into the playoffs. Romeo came out and took it to Eisenhower on both sides of the ball. Paul Hurley contributed two scores on the ground and one through the air. The Bulldogs shut down another offense and won 24-8.
Romeo this year didn’t have to hope to make the playoffs, following the win against Eisenhower.
Romeo traveled to Lapeer Friday, October 31st in hopes of continuing shutting offenses down and coming out strong on offense. Romeo failed to get things going due to the harsh weather and a strong Lapeer defense. Romeo came up short losing 23-15 ending their incredible season.