By John DeCoste
The Atom Bulldogs are on a roll.
The Atoms, the defending provincial Tier 2 champions, blanked South Shore Seahawks 42-0 Oct. 13 in Canning for their third straight win following an 0-2 start to the season.
The Bulldogs, according to head coach Rob Suffron, “dominated in every facet of the game.” They improved to 3-2 on the season with the victory.
Owen MacRae, Nick Hamilton and Mat Cote had offensive touchdowns. The offensive line of Daniel Elther, Parker Walsh, Malcolm Sweet, Nick Goreham, Nolan Smith and Caleb Donnellan “led the way with great blocking, freeing up the backs to score.”
Defensively, the Bulldogs were even more dominant, holding the Seahawks scoreless in a repeat of a pre-season game, when Valley won 20-0.
Truman Graves and Riley Comeau had key interceptions, with Comeau picking off his second of the season and returning it for a touchdown.
The Seahawks were held to just 10 yards of total offence by a team effort from a stout Valley defence that had allowed only seven points in its last three games.
The Bantam Bulldogs weren’t as fortunate in their game, dropping a 31-14 decision to Halifax Argos Oct. 13 in Halifax to fall to 3-2 on the season.
According to Bantam head coach Reg Ogilvie, the Bulldogs “played a great first half,” but “made a mistake on a punt in the third quarter,” allowing Halifax to grab the momentum for the remainder of the game.
Parker King caught a 50-yard touchdown pass for the Bulldogs, and Tyler Corbin, who had a strong game at both linebacker and running back, had the other Valley touchdown on a kickoff return.