We would like to welcome the North Bend Bulldogs and Marshfield Pirates to the Great American Rivalry Series for the very first time in what is sure to be an electric matchup. The Pirates are coming off an immaculate season in which they posted an undefeated record, capped off by a dominant win in the 4A state championship. The Bulldogs experienced their fair share of struggles last season after finishing 2-7, including a resounding 55-6 loss against Marshfield. The Pirates have the wind in their sails as they enter this matchup, while the Bulldogs will take the meaning of “underdog” to a new level as they clash on September 16th.
After trading turnovers, the Bulldogs and the Pirates of Oregon start their first matchup as a part of the Great American Rivalry Series with a score of 0-0 in the 1st quarter. A TD by Marshfield brings that score to 7-0. A huge 4th-down play lands the Pirates another 7 on the board making it 14-0. Going into the half, the home team Marshfield leads 21-0. North Bend answers with a drive into the endzone, putting their first 7 on the scoreboard. On their next possession, the Pirates secure their lead making it into the endzone bringing the tally to 28-7. In the 3rd quarter, both teams snag a TD, but the Pirates dominate 35-13 going into the 4th. One more touchdown by Marshfield ensures they take home that rivalry trophy with a final score of 41-13.