Thurston County Mayhem
Washington County Pitbulls
(Hare Field Hillsboro, OR)
The Washington County Pit Bulls offense ignited with 283 total yards and 4 TDs en route to a 40-12 victory. The offense led by RB/DE Jaron Jones 134 yards of rushing with two touchdowns and 102 team total yards in passing with QB Cody Patterson connecting with touchdown strikes of 26 yards to WR/DB Kevan Johnson and 64 yards to WR Andre Bradford. "This was a win that we needed badly to stay relevant in the chase for the WWFA. We had faced back to back #1 teams in the Raiders and the Rams and that tested the will of the team" Head Coach Mark Ancheta said.
The running by committee chewed up yardage producing 181 total rushing yards with RB David Saylors ripping off runs of 17, 10, and 9 yards. While RB Darren Bolivar and Dealando Gray also contributing for a total of 20 yards. Jones's 12.4 yards per carry average help force the Ravens defense to be honest and play in the box. That set up Patterson's first TD strike of 26 yards to WR Johnson.
Highlights of the Washington County Pit Bulls 40-12 victory over the Renton Ravens could be seen at the following link: https://www.hudl.com/video/2/121009/5b14a941ff032e0e48c5bee8
When the Ravens defense was able to contain the offense, Patterson scored points in other ways. Patterson was 3 for 3 on placekicking from rages of 43 and 39 respectively and also converted on 3 of 4 PATs.
The Pit Bulls Defense also got in the scoring department late in the third quarter with the Ravens backed into their end zone, LB Tre Moreland ripped the ball out of the Ravens QB trying to sneak the ball out of the endzone scoring a defensive touchdown. DB Boogie Watkins, last seasons leader in interceptions, captured an early interception in the game to help give the Pit Bulls offense as many opportunities as possible. Defensive Coordinator Calvin Bell could not have been any prouder. "That’s how a team wins together at all levels. I’m very proud of everyone. I witnessed us grow together tonight as a family".
The Pit Bulls are on the road for their next two opponents travelling to the Pierce County Bengals on 6/9 and to the Thurston County Mayhem on 6/16.
With the Vancouver Vipers folding, the Pit Bulls are looking for an opponent for the 6/23 scheduled game. The Pit Bulls are now 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the regular season in second place if the WWFA Division 3. The Washington County Pit Bulls would like to thank all of the communities for the support. The Washington County is proud of their sports and their local businesses. Come out and support and enjoy high action minor league football with college caliber and seasoned athletes compete and put on a good show.
See you at the next home game!!! Go Pit Bulls!!!
(Hare Field- Hillsboro OR)
Coming off of hosting back to back #1 teams of the WWFA, the #7 Washington County Pit bulls (1-2) host the #12 Renton Ravens (0-2).
The Ravens, playing out of Division 2 of the WWFA, is coming off of a loss from the #4 South Sound Night Hawks in a very close game. The Washington County Pit Bulls are coming off a loss to then #1 Portland Raiders and then newly ranked #1 Wenatchee Rams. "We faced two number one teams in the north west. We played tremendously well on defense against both those teams. We are so young in our offense and we struggled against those top tier teams. The Ravens are a middle of the pack team that we match up pretty well against their personnel" Head Coach Mark Ancheta said.
The offense has had their problems with ball security. Against the Raiders the offense committed one costly turn over in an interception for a touchdown in a highly contested game that ended in a 14-7 loss to the Raiders. Against the Rams, the Pit Bulls committed 4 total turn overs that resulted in 27 points for the Rams. "We have cleaned up our ball security and our decision making at the QB position. We just cant make that many turn overs and expect to win ball games" Ancheta is quoted.
The defense has been a consistent unit with very good production holding the Raiders offense to its lowest offensive production and holding the Rams to 13 offensive points. The defense boasts a lot of heavy veteran leadership and top tier athletes. "I'm proud of what Coach Calvin (Bell) is doing with that unit. He has really got these guys playing at a very high level. We've played 3 games only giving up a combined 20 points. That says a lot of our veteran experience and leadership. We need to eliminate our turn overs and make the most of our offensive possessions. We need to put the ball in our play makers hands and let them make plays."
This game should be an entertaining and very competitive game for the Pit Bulls who still holds on to the #7 spot. A quality win will start to build some momentum and put together a string of wins that could build the offenses confidence.
Kick off for the Ravens match up is at 6pm at Hare Field 1151 NE Grant St. Hillsboro OR 97124. Gates open at 5pm. General admission is $10. Seniors and Military (with ID) $8. All proceeds go towards the game day operations including rental fees and referee fees. Concessions are provided by Aloha based hula halau Ka Lei Hali'a o ka Lokelani. Pit Bulls merchandise including hoodies and t-shirts will also be on display for sale. Go Pit Bulls!!!
(Hare Field, Hillsboro OR)
On a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon, the #5 Washington County Pit Bulls prepares for #1 Wenatchee Rams to come into town. Two weeks after losing a very close game against cross town rivals, the Portland Raiders, the energy at practice, the attitude, and focus was very upbeat.
"It was nice to be on the field on a sunny and warm afternoon" said Head Coach Mark Ancheta. It was a stark contrast to the two preseason games played against the Kitsap County Storm and the Raiders. Both games were cold and heavy down pours. "Its nice not having to battle with the elements. We got a lot done today and cleaned up some of our technique. Both QB's Cody Patterson and Kyron Carlson are back in action during practice looking very good. It was a good two weeks that we got to heal up from injuries and get some specific installs".
The Wenatchee Rams have taken the #1 team ranking in the WWFA after a dominant performance against the Portland Raiders in a 27-0 victory. The Rams have done a lot of recruiting and have built a very good product on the field. There are a number of athletes that went over from the Puyallup Nation Kings, last years Western Washington Football Alliance (WWFA) championship and the runner up to the minor league national title champion.
"There are a lot of athletes that we are familiar with when the Pit Bulls, then branded as the Portland Pit Bulls, traveled up to Puyallup to face the Kings in 2016. We got a chance to see them live against the Portland Raiders and they are pretty impressive with the depth that they traveled with. They are a physical team and we have to match that level of physicality" stated Ancheta.
May 19, 2018 marks the start of the regular season for the WWFA. It has been an off season, that for the Pit Bulls, are now looking to make a name for themselves in a new league. The Pit Bulls are currently ranked #5 entering the regular season. This weekends game on 5/19 will be a very good measuring stick of how well the Pit Bulls can compete against a very deep roster with some very good size.
This game will also feature an animal fostering event for a local non-profit called Bikers4Bullies. Bikers4Bullies is a non profit that assists animal fosters finding new homes and families. Bikers4Bullies will have a few puppies on display and to help educate about the process of finding new homes for animals currently in foster homes including some of the services they provide to foster families. Visit their Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/bikersforbullies/
Concessions will be provided by another local non profit- Ka lei Hali'a O Ka Lokelani, a local hula halau out of Aloha OR. https://www.facebook.com/KaLeiHaliaOKaLokelani/
The game will be streamed live over internet radio provided by Westside Mobile Media at http://www.mixlr.com/banksbraves
"We are very proud to be able to work with local non profits here in the Washington County. We have built so many very good business relationships with the local businesses here and with the community. We want to represent the Washington County and match the pride that the communities and businesses show. Lets pack Hare Field Stadium!!!" coach Ancheta.
Gates for general admission open at 430pm. General admission for 13 and over is $10. All children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Seniors and Military with ID are $8. Kick off is at 6pm this Saturday 5/19/18 at Hare Field 1151 NE Grant Street Hillsboro, OR 97124. All gate collected helps with operational costs including facilities rentals and referee fees.