HILLSBORO – Coming into last weekend, no one knew what to make of the PNFL’s newest addition to the league, the Benton Bulldawgs. By the end of their PNFL debut, everyone in the stands knew what to make of the Bulldawgs – they’re good. Damn good.

The Bulldawgs traveled up the I-5 corridor to face off with the Portland Nightmare. The Nightmare, coming off of a one touchdown loss the Rip City Mafia, hoped to bounce back and get into the win column with their match up against the Bulldawgs. Unfortunately for the Nightmare, the Bulldawgs jumped out to an early lead, and they never looked back.

Dominating in all three phases of the game, The Bulldawgs were able to impose their will early and often against the Nightmare, utilizing a balanced offense with playmakers all over the field, a fast and hard hitting defense, and outstanding special teams play.

The Nightmare, a team regarded for playmakers of their own, started off with an early disadvantage as they had very limited numbers, forcing many guys to play both ways and out of position. Despite that disadvantage, they played hard until the last whistle and showed no signs of giving up.

The Bulldawgs sent a message to the league – a message that grew louder with each bone crushing hit their defense produced – and everyone certainly took notice. This team is going to be a force, and they deserve to be in the championship contender conversation.

The Nightmare have their first bye next weekend, allowing players to heal up, and more importantly – get more bodies to beef up their already talented roster.

The Bulldawgs face off with the Vancouver Venom (0-2) next weekend at King’s Way Christian in Vancouver.