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Season recaps for (2009)
|Sunday November 01, 2009||vs Santa Rosa Stallions|
Healdsburg Bulldogs Mitey Mites 18 Santa Rosa Stallions 25
The Bulldogs staged a spirited comeback from two touchdowns down only to fall short against the Stallions in a very competitive battle. Damien Chesmore rushed for two scores and Alex DiJorio had one TD run. The offensive linemen of Alex Palacios, Matt Ferrari, Porter Tett, Hunter Terhune, Jacob Numanville, Gary Munsell, Shane Scalese, and Trey Chapman blocked well to create holes up the middle for the Dogs’ running backs. Jack Ernst recovered an onside kick in the contest.
On defense for the Bulldogs Saul Arizmendi knocked down a pass and Matt Gruber stopped a run for an extra point attempt. Dylan Widick, Dylan Fisk, and Emilio Campos had a hand in several tackles.
Healdsburg Bulldogs Jr. Pee Wees 25 Santa Rosa Stallions 13
Healdsburg Bulldogs Jr. Midgets 22 Santa Rosa Stallions 20
Healdsburg Bulldogs Midgets 20 Santa Rosa Stallions 6
The Santa Rosa Stallions paraded into Rec Park to face our Healdsburg Bulldogs on Sunday. Undaunted by Santa Rosa's winning record, the Bulldogs crushed the Stallions offensive line on the first play with a forced fumble and recovery by the tough over-powering Jared Walker. Healdsburg's run and shoot offense was unleashed on Santa Rosa with offensive linemen, Dominic Merlo, Michael Rinn, Sam Styles, Walker and center Reed Palmer exhibiting awesome pass protection for QB Scott Reynolds to work his magic and they blasted nice holes for the ground attack. Reynolds aired it out to Garrett Roux (2catches, 5 carries 24 yards and some key 1st downs) and the elusive Kenneth Evans for 2 catches, including an impressive 30 yard catch for the first score of the game. Colby Meier helped scatter the herd, with 17 carries for 95 yards, including a 25 yard blast for a second TD. Ian Black was also the go-to guy with 4 carries, 20 yards and 2 catches.
Numerous failed 4th down conversions by the Stallions attested to the effectiveness of this Bulldog defense. The wild-eyed skiddish O-line of Santa Rosa could not repel the swarming onslaught of Bradley Johnson, Merlo, Walker, Styles and constant QB pressure by Conor McKay and Rinn, resulting in hurried passes and interceptions by Black and Reynolds. Drew Esquivel displayed a text-book open field tackle and excellent outside contain down-field by Jalen Ray and speedster Ethan Petereit with a score-saving tackle. Reynolds hit Conor McKay on a 25 yard slant-pass and he zagged 5 yards for pay dirt and the Dawgs final TD. Roux's successful PAT shut the barn door on these Stallions.
|Sunday October 25, 2009||vs Ukiah Lions|
Healdsburg Pee Wees 21 Ukiah Lions 0
Early in the game the Bulldog Pee Wees set the tone when Chandler Tinsley ran for a 1st down the 3rd play of the game and then Hunter Hanson got another 2 quick plays later.
The Pee Wees Defense met the Lions with several vicious tackles that kept the Lions from scoring or gaining much ground. Among those holding the Bulldog territory were Lance Eberly, Federico Morales, Zack Ruybal, Hunter Hanson, Bradley Pierce, Damon McKinney and Gabriel Segobiano. Several of those tackles were made in the backfield and for devastating loss of yards.
One of the plays that had the fans on the edge of their seats was when Hunter Hanson carried the ball a long 11 yards to the 1st yard line. As the crowd cheered, Zach Ruybal threw a pass caught by Damon McKinney and then another pass to Hunter Hanson who again ran down to the 1 yard line giving the Bulldogs a 1st down.
Chandler Tinsley then carried it in for the 1st touchdown of the game followed by Hunter Hanson again moving the ball, this time across the end zone for the extra point.
Later in the game, Chandler Tinsley ran an impressive 42 yards bringing the ball deep into Lions territory. Lance Eberly moved the ball forward several yards and Hunter Hanson took it into the end zone for a score of 13 to 0.
Late in the fourth quarter, Zack Ruybal intercepted the ball, Chandler Tinsley ran for 20 yards, Hunter Hanson gained 6 yards and Kyle Prasad ran the ball down to the 8 yard line. Chandler Tinsley threw a beautiful pass that found Justin Rosales waiting in the end zone for the last of 3 touchdowns.The final touch was Sam Penning securing the extra point by kicking a field goal with just seconds left in the game.
All in all it was a fantastic team effort by ALL Pee Wee Bulldogs and coaches, and it was great to have a "Hunter" on the field as we faced the Lions.
Healdsburg Jr. Midgets 30 Ukiah Lions 28
|Saturday October 17, 2009||at Dixon Rams|
Dixon Rams 30 Healdsburg Bulldogs Midgets 0
These hometown Bulldogs visited Dixon on Sunday and there was great football action from both teams. The Dixon Rams running game was hard to handle. Big hits by the D-Line, Jared Walker, Sam Styles, Bradley Johnson and Michael Rinn to slow the Ram tide, with linebackers Jeff Hickman, Dominic Merlo, Garrett Roux and Colby Meier on the coup de grace for the Ram ball-carrier tough enough to make it 5 yards. Drew Esquivel, Jalen Ray, Kenneth Evans and Ethan Petereit shut down everything that came outside with excellent mop-up duty by Petereit's numerous tackles. Sacks by Rinn and Merlo, and a crushing QB tackle by Conor McKay ended the first half.
Impressive kick-off return by Petereit sparked the Dawgs offense. Pass completions by QB Scott Reynolds to Ray, McKay and Roux who fought and carried 3 Rams for extra yardage and a first down. Meier was impressive on the ground with 90 yards rushing on 18 carries. Ian Black and Roux shared the ground attack with some bruising ram-flattening drives.
Other standouts were Reed Palmer doing an awesome job at center and Tyler Webb, Travis Kitowski and Duncan Stephen stuffing the holes in the middle. These tough Bulldogs obliterated every PAT attempt by the Dixon Rams but in a rare shut-out , failed to crack the scoreboard.
|Sunday October 11, 2009||vs West County Tigers|
Mitey Mite Bulldogs 28 West County Tigers 0
The Bulldogs were dominant on both sides of the ball in shutting out the Tigers. The Dogs’ offensive line pushed the Tigers defenders backwards to make great space for the running backs. Great blocking from all of the linemen including Alex Palacios, Jackson Hernandez, Matt Ferrari and Gary Munsell. Alex DiJorio had two TD runs greater than 50 yards and Damien Chesmore had two TD runs greater than 30 yards.
Jaime Lemus, Jordan Ramirez, and Kurt Holz lead the Bulldogs defense in stuffing the Tigers running game throughout the contest.
Jr. Pee Wee Bulldogs 33 West County Tigers 18
Pee Wee Bulldogs 24 West County Tigers 6
Cody Koch hits 'em hard and brings down a Tiger early in the game and then runs to give the Bulldogs a hard earned 5 yards.
Bradley Pierce sacks the Tiger quaterback in the backfield for a devestating loss of yards.
Spencer Wallace foils a pass attempt by the Tigers and then comes back later in the game to intercept a pass and run for 40 yds to the 2 yard line.
Angel Mendoza, Conner Schumacher, Fernando Leon and Gabriel Segobiano demostrated excellent blocking which allowed Tinsley to score the 1st touchdown.
Federico Morales forces a fumble and then later recovers a fumble.
Emanuel Morales made a tackle in the backfield for a loss of Tiger yards.
Damon McKinney completes a tackle that forces the Tigers to fumble.
Chris Escher recoverd a fumble made by the Tigers.
Andrew Farmer was instrumental in a Tiger tackle.
Emanuel Morales tackled a Tiger in the back field.
Jonathan Montgomery demonstrated excellent blocking that kept the Tigers at bay.
Emmanuel Alcala was fierce with his kick-offs.
Sam Penning made several stellar passes one of which was completed to Kyle Prasad for a gain of 10 yards.
Yoneo Arai ran for a gain of several Bulldog yards.
Lance Eberly receives a punt and was instrumental in several tackles.
Kyle Prasad demonstrated instrumental tackling and running plays.
Hunter Hanson makes massive key tackles and runs for 32 yds after intercepting the ball.
Chandler Tinsley completed a 40 yard run, an interception and scored 2 more touchdowns.
Zach Ruybal makes several tackles throughout the game including a hard hit early in the 1st quater, he ran over 50 yards all the way to the 2 yd line, as well as scoring the final touchdown of the game.
Thanks to the coaches for all your support and encouragement.
|Sunday September 27, 2009||vs Windsor Knights|
Healdsburg Bulldogs Mitey Mites-0 Windsor Knights-6
The Bulldog Mitey Mites lost a close defensive battle in sweltering heat as the Knights scored a 3rd quarter TD. Drew Edens was a force on defense contributing on more than 10 tackles. Kurt Holtz had an impressive tackle for a big loss. Harrison Mauch had a tackle and fumble recovery to keep the Knights from scoring. Dylan Widick and Ian Plum clogged up the gaps to stop the Knight runners.
Healdsburg Bulldogs Pee Wees - 0 Windsor Knights 24
Our banged up Pee Wees had a tough loss against the Windsor Knights. The players all gave it their best and put up a good fight even in the extreme heat.
Some moments that stood out where tackles made by Spencer Wallace, Damon McKinney, & Federico Morales. There also was an amazing interception made by Prasad .
Healdsburg Bulldogs Midgets-28 Windsor Knights-0
The tone of this battle was established in the first 2 plays when the Healdsburg Bulldogs clashed with the Windsor Knights Sunday at Rec Park. QB Scott Reynolds 15 yrd toss to Conor McKay who dashed downfield and set-up a 10 yard blast by Jeffrey Hickman for a TD. Ensuing on-side kick off recovered by McKay put the Windsor offense back on the sidelines. Reynolds aired it out to Hickman (2completions,2TDs) who displayed impressive running, breaking tackles, leaving behind a wake of broken Knight debris as he notched another Dawg score. Garrett Roux's interception again curbed the Windsor offensive attack.
This multi-pronged Bulldog offense showed great depth with QB Jared Walker and Reynolds hitting receivers Kenneth Evans (2 completions) Jalen Ray and Hickman behind solid pass-blocking led by center Reed Palmer with Dominic Merlo, Sam Styles , Troy Kennedy and Michael Rinn, explosive running by Colby Meier (6 carries 78 yrds), Ian Black , Rinn(TD) and Roux(TD). These Dawgs thrilled the hometown crowd and rocked the Dog House. Roux displayed versatility with a fake punt and nice pass completion to Merlo for a huge gain and a first down. Michael Rinn showed off some spectacular foot work as he plowed through holes for a 3rd TD. Successful PAT by Roux put this game out of reach for the Windsor Knights.
With QB sacks by Meier (2) Black and Rinn, pass deflection by Ethan Petereit, fumble recoveries by McKay and Meier, and overall backfield havoc brought on by the swarming rush of Tyler Webb, Bradley Johnson, Black, Rinn and Walker, these noble Knights were disarmed and scoreless. Garrett Roux's TD smash up the middle and PAT put this game mercifully to scrimmage by the 3rd quarter.
|Sunday September 20, 2009||at Redwood PAL Golden Bears|
Healdsburg Bulldogs Mitey Mites - 25 Redwood PAL Bears - 0
The Bulldog Mitey Mites played with great determination in a convincing victory over the Bears. Damian Chesmore scored two TDs on runs of 40 yards or more. Also scoring rushing TDs were Colin Hackett and Andy Dutton.
The Bulldogs’ defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and shut down the Bears offense due to the efforts of Brandon Borell, Matt Gruber, Ian Plum, Dylan Widick, Kurt Holtz, and Noah Claxton. Harrison Mauch recovered a fumble and returned an interception to put the offense in great scoring position. Also making strong tackles were Trevor McDonough, Justin Webb, Drew Edens, Saul Arizmendi, Lorenzo Leon and Dylan Fisk.
Healdsburg Bulldogs Jr. Pee Wees - 12 Redwood PAL Bears - 7
The Bulldog Jr. Pee Wees faced their first real challenge of the season, holding off the Bears in a hard fought battle. With the win, the Bulldogs moved to 4-0. Both TDs were scored on runs by Mason Meier. The defense gave up its first points of the season in the 4th quarter, but rebounded to stop the Bears on downs late in the game to preserve the victory.
|Sunday September 13, 2009||at Central City Phantoms|
Healdsburg Bulldogs Mitey Mites 24 Central City Phantoms 29
The Bulldog Mitey Mites played tough but lost on a last second TD by the Phantoms. Bulldogs running back Alex DiJorio had several great runs including a 30 yard touchdown romp through would be tacklers. Andy Dutton had two TD runs and Damian Chesmore ran over tacklers to score a TD. Providing good blocking up front for the Bulldogs were: Jacob Numanville, Jackson Hernandez, Alex Palacios, Matt Ferrari, and Hunter Terhune.
The Bulldogs defense covered lots of ground in trying to tackle the elusive Phantom running backs. Key plays by the defense included Jamie Lemus with a tackle for a big loss and Garrett Robertson who stood the running back up with a jarring hit. Also making strong tackles were Matt Gruber, Lerenzo Leon, Drew Edens, Emilo Campos, and Shayne Widick.
Healdsburg Bulldogs Jr. Pee Wees 32 Central City Phantoms 0
The Bulldog Jr. Pee Wees continued the impressive start to their season with a 32-0 win over the Central City Phantoms. The team is now 3-0 and has outscored its opponents 91-0 in the three games. Scoring two TDs apiece were Chandler Verity, Mason Meier and Steven Zichichi. Blake Monahan helped set up two scores with nice runs. After the game went to scrimmage, long TD runs were turned in by Carlos Lemus, Daniel Pardo and Sam Williams.
The team’s dominating defense was lead by Ethan Wright, Eli Kroger, Jaron Talley, Colin Burke and Logan Ruybalid. The defense was in the Phantom backfield all game long and recorded multiple turnovers, including a one-handed interception and long return by Zichichi early in the contest.
|Sunday August 30, 2009||vs Rohnert Park Warriors|
Mitey Mite Bulldogs – 13 Rohnert Park Warriors – 30
The Bulldog Mitey Mites suffered their first defeat as the opportunistic Warriors built an early lead. Bulldogs running back Andy Dutton demonstrated some deft moves on a 35 yard TD run. Damien Chesmore scored the Bulldogs first TD with a goal line plunge. Alex DiJorio evaded tacklers on an extra point score and Colin Hackett had a nice run to keep the offense on the field.
The Bulldogs defense had several impressive goal line stands to stop the Warrior’s extra point attempts. Making strong tackles throughout the contest were: Dylan Fisk, Kurt Holtz, Matt Gruber, Lorenzo Leon, Saul Arizmendi and Jordon Ramirez. The Bulldogs’ Cheerleaders showed great energy and spirit to try and rally their team and the home crowd.
Jr. Pee Wee Bulldogs – 33 Warriors – 0
The Jr. Pee Wee Bulldogs dominated on both sides of the ball in a 33-0 victory over the Rohnert Park Warriors. The Bulldogs defense, which didn’t allow a first down during regulation, was lead by Sam Williams, Colin Burke, Landon Courtman, Carlos Lemus and Tyler Peterson. The game opened with an onside kick recovery by Gavin Dove and the team quickly scored on a run by Steven Zichichi to jump to a quick 7-0 lead. Mason Meier added four scoring runs and quickly put the game out of reach. Strong offensive line play by Dalton Quilty, Eli Kroger, Shane Rosenthal and Zach Lienart opened big holes for the Bulldog running backs all game long. The team is now 2-0 heading into its bye weekend.
Pee Wee Bulldogs - 0 Warriors - 16
Jr. Midget Bulldogs - 0 Warriors - 28
Midget Bulldogs - 24 Warriors - 0
Our hometown Dawgs were met by a big and strong Rohnert Park Warrior team at Rec Park on Sunday and they handled them with typical Bulldog fashion. Opening onside kick recovery by quick and nimble Scott Reynolds set the tone for this slugfest. Potent running game by Colby Meier (12 carries for 90+yards, 1 TD), and Ian Black (9 carries for 60+ yards, 1TD), behind very effective downfield blocking by center Conor McKay, linemen Dominic Merlo, Michael Rinn, Sam Styles, and Garrett Roux combined with a fantastic air show of pass completions by both QBs Jared Walker and Reynolds kept the Warriors defense scrambling. Impressive receptions from Merlo (1 TD) and Jefferey Hickman’s (3 catches- 90 yards) highlighted by a spectacular diving catch deep in Warrior territory further added to the RP`s misery. Outside defense was well contained with tackles by Ethan Petereit and Jalen Ray, plus pass deflections by Drew Esquivel. The goal line stance, led by Bradley Johnson, that prevented the Warriors from getting on the board was very impressive. The snarling D-line of the Dawgs rattled the Warriors causing offensive miscues and numerous penalties. Three fumble recoveries by Rinn further frustrated the RP offense. Other defensive standouts were Hickman who tossed a Warrior for a huge loss, Meier’s bone crushing blitzes, and score saving tackles by Ray and Roux. Solid ball handling with key first downs controlled possession of the ball for the final minutes of the game.
|Sunday August 23, 2009||at Sonoma Dragons|
Mitey Mite Bulldogs - 30 Sonoma Jr. Dragons - 26
The Mitey Mite Bulldogs opened their 2009 season with a spirited comeback victory over the tough Sonoma Jr. Dragons. Damien Chesmore rushed for over 150 yards and 4 TDs including a lunge across the goal line for the game winner with 9 seconds left. Andy Dutton shook of would-be tacklers for a nifty 20 yard TD run.
The Bulldogs defense stopped the Dragons on a crucial 4th down late in the game to get the ball back for their offense and setup the game winning drive. Harrison Mauch, Garrett Robertson and Hunter Terhune stopped the Dragons on several extra point attempts. Making strong tackles throughout the contest were Dylan Fisk, Shane Widick, and Emilio Campos. On special teams, Drew Edens made several tackles to limit the Dragons’ return yardage.
Jr. Pee Wee Bulldogs - 26 Sonoma Jr. Dragons - 0
The Bulldogs’ Jr. Pee Wee team started off the season with an impressive 26-0 win over the Sonoma Jr. Dragons. Mason Meier had three rushing touchdowns to lead the offense. Chandler Verity also had a long TD run and the team added a two-point conversion on a pass from Steven Zichichi to Anthony Merlo. The Jr. Dragons offense was held in check all day thanks to the strong defensive line play of Tyler Peterson, Ethan Wright, Kyle Fisk, Gavin Dove and Ricky Zamora.
Sonoma almost broke off a long TD run when a Dragon’s back suddenly emerged from a pile of would-be tacklers, but safety Mason Faber made a heads up play to bring him down. Meier, Landon Courtman and Blake Monahan also contributed key tackles.
Pee Wee Bulldogs - 13 Sonoma Jr. Dragons - 0
Jr. Midget Bulldogs - 22 Sonoma Jr. Dragons - 12
Midget Bulldogs - 22 Sonoma Jr. Dragons - 14