Running back Jordan Worth skips around a blocked Ballenas tackler

Bulldogs host West Van Highlanders in AAA football debut

Belmont Bulldogs ready to hit the highest competitive level of play in the B.C. High School Football league

An increase in numbers has bumped the Belmont Bulldogs into the AAA tier, the highest competitive level of play in the B.C. High School Football league. And the team is ready, says coach Kevin Harrington.

The Bulldogs are coming off three wins in the preseason and take on the West Vancouver Highlanders at 4:30 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 18) at Gaudy Turf, the upper field of Langford’s City Centre Park.

“It’s our first competition at the AAA level and we’re going in with a positive outlook,” Harrington said.

They’re also going in with a smoking hot running game that scored six touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 48-35 win over the Ballenas Whalers on Saturday, a strong AA team out of Qualicum/Parksville.

“We know Ballenas will be good at their level so we feel confident. We powered the ball on the ground against them for 339 yards,” Harrington said.

Leading the charge are Grade 12 running backs Jordan Worth, who racked up 209 yards rushed and four TDs against Ballenas, and Sam Varao, who rushed for 130 yards and two TDs.

The Bulldogs won two other preseason matches, trouncing the AA Pitt Meadows Mauraders 35-6 and beating Central Linn 35-26 during a trip to Oregon.

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