The Bullis bulldogs’ football team had the opportunity to win their second IAC championship under head coach Pat Cilento as they faced Episcopal this past Saturday. Bullis students, teachers and families alike drove from near and far to see their team do just that: they clinched another outright IAC championship against Episcopal with a score of 54-22.
While Williams’ performance was outstanding, Haskins came up huge for the offense. He threw for 269 yards and four touchdowns en route to the highest scoring game for the bulldogs this year (54).
Not only did the offense play well, but the defense held their ground too. They forced three turnovers and held a solid Episcopal offense to only 22 points; one of their touchdowns came off a kick return.
While the bulldogs enjoyed all-around success in this game, their outcome looked bleak in the beginning of the season when St. John’s shut them out at home 42-0. However, they have fought back ever since, only giving up a combined 38 points in the next seven games including two shutout victories.
It says a lot about the team’s determination to succeed and refusal to give up as they put the past behind them and finished the year IAC champs.
With Bullis football at the top of the IAC this year, one cannot only wonder what is to come for next year’s season.