Bulldogs Bark Past the Timberwolves

#24 running back Kai Horn gains yardage on a quick catch.

Priscilla Baek

#24 running back Kai Horn gains yardage on a quick catch.

Stephanie Zhang, Sports Editor

Bulldogs (5-5) defeated the Northwood Timberwolves 35-12 at the inaugural Legacy game on Sept. 30.

“There were big plays on offense, defense, and special teams. Football is a game of peaks and valleys,” head football coach Peter Abe said. “No matter how good you are, there are peaks and there are valleys, and it’s about recognizing when you are in one of those valleys and digging your way out of it, rallying around your teammates…and we can’t be prouder.”

The all-freshman football team rallied after overcoming an early deficit. #5 running back Russell Sung scored the team’s first touchdown of the game, after a run play from the 5-yard line. At halftime, the Bulldogs led the Timberwolves 14-6.

“We like to pride ourselves on being a second-half team and coming back after halftime, thinking of it as if there is no scoreboard; we are starting the game all over again. We got to build more momentum, make big plays again; we got to go from there,” Abe said.

With this mindset, the Bulldogs extended their lead and barked past the Timberwolves. The team ended the night with high spirits, crediting the entire group of players and coaches as contributors to the win, but especially Abe. The players celebrated their win the next day at the Forthcoming Dance.

“He’s [Coach Abe] the best coach I’ve ever had. Just amazing, the way he talks to us and motivates us. We [the football team] love him,” #11 wide-receiver Kaveh Wojtowich said.

Many members of the football team expressed Abe’s great contribution to not only this game, but also to the overall season.

“Coach Abe knows when to have fun, but also when to be serious about sports,” #7 Joshua Kim said.