BULLDAWGS BEAT VENOM IN BATTLE OF THE NEWCOMERS

VANCOUVER - The Bulldawgs and Venom entered their matchup on Saturday with two opposite PNFL debuts.

The Bulldawgs opened their season with a dominating victory over the Portland Nightmare, whereas the Venom had two large defeats at the hands of the Mafia and Sentinels. After their matchup, the Bulldawgs proved their dominance last weekend was no fluke, while the Venom - although much improved - showed they still have much work to do.

The Bulldawgs jumped out to a quick lead, in large part to a number of special teams snafus by the Venom that gave the Bulldawgs possession and a short field to the endzone. And just like that, the Bulldawgs jumped out to a 40-0 halftime lead.

Despite the outcome of the game being out of question early, the Venom showed improvement from their first two games, and displayed great fight and effort up to the final whistle. They even showed flashes of their potential, grabbing two interceptions off a Bulldawgs quarterback who's regarded by many as the league's best.

The Bulldawgs cruised to a 46-0 victory, while the Venom head into the second half of the season still looking for answers. Despite their early struggles, the Venom have shown improvement, and even added a few key pieces to help their cause.

Both teams have a bye next week - the first for the Venom, who will certainly use the time to get extra practice in - while the Bulldawgs have their second (and last) bye of the season.