Friday was a great day to be a Bulldog. Varsity field hockey’s 3-1 triumph over rival Georgetown Visitation, a record-breaking cookout, and an a cappella performance of the National Anthem by the Bullis choir created an electric atmosphere by kickoff. The rowdy "Dog Pound" crowd was ready for game time.
The varsity football team kicked off to open their first home game Friday night. Already riding a two game winning streak, they marched to a 34-13 victory against St. Mary's Annapolis.
Though it's Copeland’s first season at the helm, he feels confident in his role. “Everyone is comfortable with me and they trust me really well with throwing the ball” he said.
When looking back on the game, Copeland was extremely excited. Going out to the huddle for the first time was a “huge adrenaline rush" for him. "There's nothing better," he said. " Can’t really put it into words. It’s so much fun.”
Copeland wasn't the only excited person on Friday night; the crowd loved the fact that the Bullis football is back.
Brandon Izzo (’13) and Micah Keels (’15) scored their first touchdowns of the year. Nick Fields (’13) and Noah Spriggs (’14) also caught touchdown passes. The passing game seemed to be clicking more than usual, a visible change from the other two games this season. Whatever mojo the boys had going, it worked well.
“We knew that St. Mary’s Annapolis didn’t have the greatest secondary," Copeland stated "so we attacked often, and when we attacked, we used a lot of play action.”
There weren’t too many miscues for Bullis; however, the Bulldogs were plagued by 17 penalties resulting in 153 lost yards. Copeland attributed a lot of the penalties to trash talk and stressed that composure on the field is something that the team will work on. Still, the boys have high hopes for the season.
“10-0, undefeated, IAC Championship; it’s an expectation. We know our potential” Copeland said.
The boys look to continue their winning ways this Friday against Avalon at 7:00 p.m. Students and staff can also enjoy a 4:30 p.m. varsity boys soccer game and a 5:30 p.m. cookout beforehand.
Image courtesy of Kia Saint-Louis