"We're looking to go to the Dome, back for another time" says Senior Tyler Crandall. If you've made it to the Carrier Dome late in the fall season then you're one of only a handful of programs to contend for a championship. And last year the Bulldogs were crowned kings of Class D after defeating Dolgeville. 2012 brings a new season but these Bulldogs have their eyes fixed on the same prize.
"Well we've talked about being the defending champs but we also talk about how this is the 2012 Westmoreland Bulldogs, it was a great season last year but this team has to make their own legacy, make their own memories and not really a chip on their shoulder, we just know we've got some work to do" says Head Coach Tim Gates.
The work began months ago but this team is continuously honing their skills. "The focus has definitely been better. We're all taking it more seriously, not joking around, getting what we need done. But it's not underestimated; we still fight for it, like we work hard for it every year just to get to where we are now" says Senior Captain Craig Garrow
History builds expectations and the bulldogs have a successful tradition so the pressure is always there for Westmoreland. "Being at Westmoreland you have that mentality to go in there and play as a Westmoreland Bulldog. It does put pressure on it but it makes this program the program that it is" says Senior Guard Tyler Crandall.