Bettendorf beats Pleasant Valley, 27-17
September 16, 2017

Bettendorf knocked off previously undefeated and #6 ranked Pleasant Valley 27-17 at home.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs whoop Cedar Rapids Washington, 56-0
September 16, 2017

The Bettendorf Bulldogs improved their record to 2-1 with a dominating 56-0 win over Cedar Rapids Washington.

Battle of #8's:  Bettendorf thumps Assumption, 45-7
September 2, 2017

Bettendorf evened out their 2017 record to 1-1 with a thumping of long-time rival Davenport Assumption, 45-7; both squads were ranked #8 in the state in their respective 4A and 3A classes.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Dawgs come up short against Valley, 16-23
August 26, 2017

Despite putting up a valiant fight, the Bettendorf Bulldogs came up short against the Tigers of West Des Moines Valley in their 2017 season opener, 16-23.   To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

2017 BETT season gearing up, updates for website forthcoming
August 19, 2017

The 2017 Bettendorf Football season is only 6 days away and the Bulldogs open up against West Des Moines Valley at home next Friday!  Also this season the website and its archival history will all be caught-up-to-date (apologies for the delay).  RollDawgs!

Turnovers doom Bulldogs in 17-24 1st Round loss; finish 7-3
October 30, 2016

In the end, it wasn't what Iowa City West did to the Bulldogs, it was what the Bulldogs did to themselves in an eventual 17-24 loss in the 1st Round of the 4A playoffs.  Congrats to all the players and coaches on a successful '16 season.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Dawgs deflate Blue Devils 45-7, now get ready for playoffs
October 22, 2016

After losing 2 of their first 3 games of the season--one in a blowout by WDM Valley and the other a 1 point overtime loss--the Bettendorf Bulldogs have won six straight after dismantling Davenport Central, 45-7, to improve to 7-2 / 5-0 while wining District 7.  The Class 4A playoffs are now up next with the Bulldogs hosting the Iowa City West Trojans (7-2).  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

#6 Bettendorf takes care of business, destroys #4 Little Hawks 44-7 to win District title
October 15, 2016

In what some called a "statement game," Bettendorf defeated Iowa City High 44-7 to win the District 7 title and earn a 1st Round home playoff game.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs blank Wildcats, 38-0, but not without putting the work in
October 8, 2016

The Bettendorf Bulldogs improved to 5-2 / 3-0 with a sound 38-0 win over Davenport North.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf outlasts Clinton in 36-16 win
October 1, 2016

The Bettendorf Bulldogs remained unbeaten in District play with a 36-16 victory over Clinton.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

#7 Bulldogs smash #8 Muscatine, 44-16
September 25, 2016

In the end, rankings don't mean much because on any given night any team can win, but last Friday the Bettendorf Bulldogs improved to 1-0 in District play (3-2 overall) with a 44-16 smashing of Muscatine.  To read
the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Fistfight with rules see Bulldogs defeat Pleasant Valley 23-13
September 20, 2016

Tied 7-7 at halftime in a good ol' street fight, the Bettendorf Bulldogs evened their record to 2-2 with a 23-13 victory over Pleasant Valley who fell to 1-3. 
The Bulldogs return home this Friday to take on Muscatine. 

Fumbled snap while going for 2 costs Bettendorf victory in 27-28 loss to CR Washington in Overtime
September 10, 2016

After fighting their way back from a 13-0 deficit, the Bettendorf Bulldogs (1-2) showed their grit and took #3 ranked Cedar Rapids Washington into Overtime before losing 27-28 on a fumbled snap while going for the win.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE. 

Bulldogs rebound by bouncing Assumption, 55-0
September 4, 2016

The Bettendorf Bulldogs (1-1) rebounded from their Week 1 loss by thumping long-time rival Davenport Assumption, 55-0.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.  

Nightmare for Bulldogs in season opener
August 27, 2016

The Bettendorf Bulldogs (0-1) experienced a true if-it-could-go-wrong-it-did in their season opener versus West Des Moines Valley (1-0) by losing 47-13.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.  

Bettendorf readies for 2016 campaign  
August 14, 2016

The 2016 Bettendorf Football Season is about to kick off as the Bulldogs will travel to West Des Moines on August 26th to take on the Valley Tigers!  Let's get ready to rumble!

Bettendorf falls to Cougars, 14-31, in Semifinals
November 13, 201
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In a hard-fought game that led to a 7-7 tie in the 3rd quarter, three turnovers in the last 19 minutes doomed the Bulldogs (12-1) who fell to Cedar Rapids Kennedy (13-0) in the 4A Semifinals.  Congrats to all of the players, coaches, managers, and trainers who despite falling short of their 2015 goal, still have a great season to be proud of.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.  

Returning Home To The Dome:  Bulldogs down Little Hawks, 31-7, advance to Semifinals
November 7, 201
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Rarely does a Bettendorf-Iowa City High game fail to impress and last night's Quarterfinal game was no different; tied 7-7 at halftime, the Bulldogs (12-0) exploded in the second half to win the game, 31-7, while advancing to the Semifinals for the third straight year where they will face an excellent Cedar Rapids Kennedy squad who also is 12-0.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.  

2nd half surge propel Bettendorf past Iowa City West Trojans, 43-18, face Little Hawks in Quarterfinals
November 3, 201
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Leading 13-6 at halftime, a Bulldog surge in the 2nd half turned into a rout of the visiting Trojans as Bettendorf improved to 11-0 and advanced to the Quarterfinals where they will face the Little Hawks of Iowa City (8-3).  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs roll North, 42-13, face Iowa City West in Second Round
October 31, 201
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Bettendorf improved to 10-0 with a 42-13 thumping of Davenport North who dropped to 1-9.  Bettendorf now faces Iowa City West (4-6) in the Second Round in Bettendorf; the Bulldogs previously defeated the Trojans 48-20 earlier this season.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf thumps Davenport West, 60-13, to cap off perfect regular season; now prepares for 1st Round playoffs
October 24, 201
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The Bettendorf Bulldogs capped off an undefeated regular season with a 60-13 victory over the Davenport West Falcons.  This is the 17th time a Bettendorf squad has gone undefeated through the regular season since the team's inception in 1951.  The Bulldogs now prepare to take on Davenport North (1-8) this Wednesday to open up the Class 4A playoffs. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf rips Dubuque Senior, 51-14
October 18, 201
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The Bettendorf Bulldogs improved to 8-0 with a solid victory over the Dubuque Senior Rams, 51-14. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs win jousting match with Lancers
October 11, 201
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Bettendorf improved to 7-0 with a sound 31-21 victory over the North Scott Lancers.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Huge Homecoming victory as Bulldogs halt Trojans, 48-20
October 4, 201
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Homecoming 2015 witnessed the Bettendorf Bulldogs improve to 6-0 with another impressive victory, this time over the visiting Iowa City West Trojans. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs dethrone River Kings, 40-10
September 27, 201
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Second-ranked Bettendorf improved to 5-0 with a 40-10 road victory over Clinton. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Rain can't stop Bulldogs from winning 43-7
September 20, 201
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After a two day game delay, the Bettendorf Bulldogs finally got to show the Davenport Central Blue Devils what they were made of with a 43-7 victory on Saturday morning. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

PV bounced by Bulldogs 27-3
September 12, 201
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Since 1987 the Bettendorf-PV rivalry has been intense and this year was no different as the Bettendorf Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with a solid 27-3 win over the Spartans. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf trounce Little Hawks on the road, 44-7
September 7, 201
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Bettendorf improved to 2-0 with an impressive road victory over Iowa City High, 44-7.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs roll Assumption 35-28 to open up '15 campaign
August 30, 2015
The Bettendorf Bulldogs opened up the 2015 season with a convincing victory over Davenport Assumption, 35-28.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

7th Annual Keith Lucier Golf Tournament date set
July 2, 2015
Please see the above accompanying banner which details the 7th Annual Tournament named after one of Bettendorf's finest players.  All proceeds go towards BETT FOOTBALL including a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior football player.  REGISTER TODAY!

Smith to represent Bettendorf in Shrine Bowl
April 6, 201
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Congrats to linebacker David Smith who was recently selected to play in the 2015 Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Game.  Smith is the 39th Bettendorf to play in the game which has been played annually the past 43 years.

Bullodgs to continue playing in college
March 21, 2015
Congrats to the following Bulldogs who will continue their careers in college as they  have recently signed Letters of Intent:

Cyle Cox - St. Francis
David Smith - Winona State
Justice O'Conner - St. Ambrose
Jack Kallenberger - Iowa Central Community College

Updates are coming
March 21, 2015
Bulldog Nation: Apologies for not keeping the website updated in a timely manner the past several months or for the matter of archival records such as "Season-By-Season"; with another move (to a different city) and start of a new job, the Site Administrator/Webmaster has, simply put, been overwhelmed.  Updates, including archival records, are currently occurring.  GO BULLDOGS!

Bulldogs UNI-Dome bound with 23-3 victory over North Scott
November 8, 2014
A strong 2nd half and even a stronger defense helped Bettendorf improve to 12-0 on the season in 23-3 win over North Scott who fell to 9-3.  The Bulldogs will face Cedar Rapids Washington (12-0) in the Semifinal Round of the 4A playoffs on Friday, November 14th at 4:05 pm in the UNI-Dome.   To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE

Bettendorf outlasts Kennedy 31-7, now in Quarterfinals
November 3, 2014
The Bettendorf Bulldogs improved to 11-0 with a solid 31-7 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-8) to advance to the Quarterfinals in a rematch versus North Scott (9-2). The game is Friday, November 7th at TouVelle Stadium with a start time of 7:00 pm.   To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE .

(UPDATED) Bettendorf improves to 10-0 with 35-7 win over CR Jefferson, advances to 2nd Round
October 30, 2014
Top ranked Bettendorf (10-0) rolled to a 35-7 victory over Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-6) to advance to the 2nd Round of the 4A playoffs and will face Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-7). The game is Monday, November 3rd at TouVelle Stadium with a start time of 7:00 pm.   To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE.

Bulldogs to face Cedar Rapids Jefferson in 1st Round
October 26, 2014
Bet
tendorf (9-0) will face Cedar Rapids Jefferson (4-5) in the 1st Round of the Playoffs this Wednesday at TouVelle Stadium.  Kickoff is schedule for 7:00 pm.  GO BULLDOGS!

Bettendorf defeats West 42-7 en route to 9-0 regular season; Road to State begins
October 24, 2014
Bettendorf defeated West 42-7 for their ninth win of the season to cap off the 16th undefeated regular season in school history since 1951.  The 1st Round of the 4A playoffs is next Wednesday with pairings to be announced soon.  Congrats to the 2014 Bulldogs.... with more to come! To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE.

Defense spearheads BETT 31-14 victory over Dubuque Senior while clinching District 8 title
October 17, 2014
A slow Bulldog start, ignited by a stout defense, ultimately led to a 14-0 Bettendorf halftime lead and eventual 31-14 drubbing of the Dubuque Senior Rams.  Bettendorf, now 8-0, clinched the first-ever District 8 title in school history and next takes on Davenport Central next at Brady Street Stadium in the final game of the regular season.  Congratulations, Bulldogs!  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE.

Former Bulldog Angerer retires from NFL
October 14, 2014
Former All-Everything BETT prep LB Pat Angerer '05 recently announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons.  The former All-American Hawkeye played for 3 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and recently was on the Atlanta Falcons roster.  For sure, Angerer was a shining star we all would have love to keep watching.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE.

Bulldogs pull away from North Scott in 46-26 victory
October 11, 2014
Top-ranked Bettendorf bulled their way past North Scott to improve their record to 7-0 as RB Justice Connor scored 4 touchdowns including a 78 yard kickoff return. Bettendorf next travels to Dubuque Senior as they continue their campaign towards becoming District Champions.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click
HERE.

Former BETT great and All-State player Stu Sparling passes away
October 9, 2014
Former All-State fullback and BETT great Stu Sparling recently passed away in Hiawatha, Iowa. Sparling was a captain and 5th Team All-State player on the 1960 undefeated and mythical state championship squad who then played for former Nebraska coach Bob Devany at Wyoming. BETT Football would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Sparling. To read the entire Quad City Times obituary or to leave a comment, click
HERE.

Bettendorf goes for broke in thrilling overtime victory vs. Iowa City West
October 5, 2014
Top-ranked Bettendorf blew a 20-3 lead with under 5 minutes in their game versus Iowa City West which then went into overtime; the Bulldogs then redeemed themselves by going for two and the win in a thrilling 28-27 overtime win. To read the entire Quad City Times article, click
HERE.

Bulldogs sink River Kings for Homecoming victory
September 27, 2014
#1 ranked Bettendorf improved to 5-0 with a 2014 Homecoming win over Clinton, 52-6. To read the entire Quad City Times article, click
HERE.

Dawgs smack Central, now top ranked in 4A
September 22, 2014
Bettendorf improved to 4-0 with an impressive 47-14 victory over Davenport Central last Friday. The Bulldogs are now the #1-ranked 4A team in the AP Poll while they are #2 in the Des Moines Register rankings. To read the entire Quad City Times article, click
HERE.

Bulldogs pull away from PV for 37-14 victory, now 3-0
September 12, 2014
Bettendorf improved to 3-0 with an impressive 37-14 victory over Pleasant Valley after being tied tied 14-14 at halftime.  The Bulldogs return home to TouVelle Stadium next week as they face Davenport Central.

Bettendorf beats Iowa City High 48-17, improves to 2-0
September 5, 2014
The Bulldogs (2-0) had an explosive 2nd half game versus Iowa City High (0-2) as they won 48-21.  The contest was the first game on the new turf Merv Habenicht Field in recently-renovated TouVelle Stadium; to read the entire Quad City Times article, click
HERE.

Tavian Banks and Tim Dwight to serve as honorary captains BETT vs. IC High
September 2, 2014
Former high school All-State running backs  Tavian Banks '93 and Tim Dwight (Iowa City High), who later became teammates and All-Americans at the University of Iowa before playing in NFL, will serve as honorary captains at the Merv Habenicht Field Dedication Game this Friday featuring as Bettendorf (1-0) squares off against Iowa City High (0-1).  The two played against one another in a classic 1992 Quarterfinal game which is often referred to as "...the greatest Iowa high school game ever played."

9th Grade Black and Gold squad schedules on website
September 2, 2014
The 2014 freshmen Black and Gold squad schedules are now available on the website as a PDF; check the right hand corner of the menu items.

Bulldogs open up '14 campaign with 41-6 hammering of Assumption
August 28, 2014
The Bettendorf Bulldogs (1-0) avenged three consecutive seasons of losing to Davenport Assumption (0-1) with a decisive 41-6 win over the Knights at Brady Street Stadium.  Bettendorf next faces Iowa City High at home in *new* District #8 play.

2014 season underway!!!!!
August 28, 2014
The 2014 season is underway! The Site Administrator would like to offer apologies on the lack of recent updates--an unavoidable result from a major career change that also involved a move in location.  BETT Football is back!

Open House Retirement Party for Coach Randy Scott
May 22, 2014
Longtime assistant and former head Bettendorf football Coach Randy Scott will be having an Open House Retirement Party at Palmer Grill on Thursday, June 5 from 7-10 pm.  All former players, coaches, parents, and supporters of Coach Scott are welcome to attend.

Webster to represent Bettendorf and entire MAC in 2014 Shrine Bowl
April 6, 2014

Congrats to OL Wade Webster who was recently selected to play in the 2014 Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Game.  Webster is the lone MAC player selected for the game which marks the first time in MAC history only one player from the conference was selected.  Webster is the 38th player in BETT history to play in the Shrine Bowl which marks its 42nd game this July.  To read the entire QCT article, click
HERE.

BCSD's Board of Education approves plans to renovate TouVelle Stadium
February 12, 2014

The Bettendorf Community School District Board of Education recently vote to approve $3.25 million worth of renovations and upgrades to TouVelle Stadium which includes field turf, a new 8 lane track, lights, and other various additions.  To read the entire QCT article, click
HERE.

Webster commits to Montana State
January 12, 2014

Congratulations to OL Wade Webster who recently committed to Montana State!  To read the entire QCT article, click
HERE.

***SPECIAL UPDATE***
End of an Era:  MAC goes to District football
December 20, 2013

After 27 years of MAC football, conference schools have now made the decision to switch to District football with the realigning of several former 4A schools dropping to 3A.  In the conference's statement released by Pleasant Valley athletic director D'Anne Kroemer, it said in light of Davenport Assumption, Dubuque Wahlert and Cedar Rapids Xavier's decisions to drop down to Class 3A, the district football concept was inevitable.  Bettendorf dominated the MAC and won 14 conference titles and is the only school to win three straight (1987-89) along with five other back-to-back championships.  To read the entire Quad City Times article, click HERE

Assumption seeks to drop 3A, will have ripple effect
December 18, 2013

Davenport Assumption—along with Dubuque Wahlert and Cedar Rapids Xavier—have asked the IAHSAA to drop their football programs to 3A.  This means that the number of 4A school on the eastern half of the state will drop to 21 and thus not only cause a ripple effect for 3A football, but also affect the Mississippi Athletic and Mississippi Valley Conferences as both the MAC and MVC will have to decide to continue in a conference format or go to district football.  Whatever the case, the landscape for 4A football and thus Bettendorf is going to change.  Stay tuned!

MAC and MVC table decision on District football
December 6, 2013

Officials from MAC and MVC recently met but still remain undecided about switching to district football.  A decision must be made by December 20 to the IAHSAA for classification purposes.  Stay tuned!

Banks and Angerer named to Des Moines Register All-Century Team
December 6, 2013

The Des Moines Register celebrated 100 years of naming Iowa high school All-State football squads by selecting an All-Century team.  A big congrats to RB Tavian Banks '93 and LB Pat Angerer '05 who were selected to the squad by an expert panel; to note, Bettendorf joined only Aplington-Parkersburg with schools having 2 or more players with players on the squad!  As well, four (4) other former Bulldogs--DL Hap Peterson '81, DL John Elkin '90, DL Adam Coleman '08, and DB Garrett Scott '08-- also received votes from readers.  T
he entire Des Moines Register offense, defense, and special teams selections can be seen HERE.

MAC and MVC table decision on District football
December 6, 2013
Officials from MAC and MVC recently met but still remain undecided about switching to district football.  A decision must be made by December 20 to the IAHSAA for classification purposes.  Stay tuned!

Banks and Angerer named to Des Moines Register All-Century Team
December 6, 2013
The Des Moines Register celebrated 100 years of naming Iowa high school All-State football squads by selecting an All-Century team.  A big congrats to RB Tavian Banks '93 and LB Pat Angerer '05 who were selected to the squad by an expert panel; to note, Bettendorf joined only Aplington-Parkersburg with schools having 2 or more players with players on the squad!  As well, four (4) other former Bulldogs--DL Hap Peterson '81, DL John Elkin '90, DL Adam Coleman '08, and DB Garrett Scott '08-- also received votes from readers.  T
he entire Des Moines Register offense, defense, and special teams selections can be seen HERE.

12 Bettendorf players land on Quad City Times All-Metro team
November 28
, 2013
Congratulations to the 12 BETT players who recently were named to the annual QCT All-Metro squad:

1st Team
Wade Webster, OL
John McLaughlin, RB
Matt Albert, DL
Sam Ambrose, LB

2nd Team
Kyle Smith, OL
Nick Looman, DL
David Smith, LB
Michael Lintz, DB

Honorable Mention
Cyle Cox, QB
Stephen Soko, OL
Grant Spranger, TE
Mark Wells, WR

Iowa Newspaper Association names 5 Bulldogs All-Staters
November 28
, 2013
Congratulations to the 4 BETT players who recently were named All-State by the INA:

1st Team
Sam Ambrose, LB

2nd Team
Wade Webster, OL
John McLaughlin, RB
Matt Albert, DL

3rd Team
David Smith, LB

Bettendorf quartet earns All-State honors by Des Moines Register
November 2
4, 2013
Congratulations to the following Bulldogs who
recently were named to the annual Des Moines Register All-State squad:

1st Team
Sam Ambrose, LB

2nd Team
Wade Webster, OL
John McLaughlin, RB
Matt Albert, DL

Bulldogs earn All-MAC honors
November 20
, 2013
Congratulations to the following BETT players who earned the following All-MAC honors:

Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Sam Ambrose, LB

1st Team
John McLaughlin RB
Grant Spranger, TE
Kyle Smith, OL
Wade Webster, OL
Matt Albert, DL
Nick Loman, DL
Sam Ambrose, LB

2nd Team
Mark Wells, WR
Stephen Soko, OL
David Smith, LB
Tristan O'Brien, DB

3rd Team
Matt Penrose, WR
Jack Kallenberger, DL

Honorable Mention
Cyle Cox, QB
Owen Ridenour, UTL
Tyler Scheib WR
Jess Jacobsen, OL
Ian Burklund,OL
Vince Klim, DL

Bulldogs lose in Semifinals, 31-7, finish 10-3
November 19
, 2013
The 2013 Bettendorf Bulldog football season came to a close with a 31-7 loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-1) at the UNI-Dome in the 4A semifinals.   The Bulldogs represented the MAC in the finest while playing valiantly against an excellent Saints squad.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Follow the Semifinal BETT (10-2) vs. CR Xavier (11-1) game on numerous media outlets
November 14
, 2013
Due to a previous personal engagement, win or lose, this website will not be updated until Sunday!  However, you may follow the game on several outlets including:
    Twitter: @BETTfootball (although updates will not be as frequent as the Quarterfinal game)
    TV:  Link for full state-wide listing
    Radio: WFXN 1230 AM

Bettendorf (10-2) vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-1) in UNI-Dome at 4:00 pm
November
9, 2013
Bettendorf will face their 4A Semifinal foe, Cedar Rapids Xavier, in the UNI-Dome at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 18th.

Bulldogs knock off Pleasant Valley 17-6, headed to Semifinals in the UNI-Dome
November
8, 2013
Bettendorf, the 3rd place team in the MAC this season, continued its march towards a state title by defeating #2 ranked Pleasant Valley (11-1) at Spartan Stadium in the Quarterfinals.  The win propelled the Bulldogs (10-2) into the Semifinals which take place next Friday, November 8th at the UNI-Dome vs. Cedar Rapids Xavier (11-1) for a time yet to be announced.  The last time Xavier and Bettendorf met was in the 2006 Semifinals in which a seemingly "miracle" play for Xavier defeated the Bulldogs.  Congrats to the BETT players and coaches on dominating the Spartans in their own backyard!

BETT vs. PV on radio
November
7, 2013
The "Thunderdome For the Dome" Quarterfinal game between Bettendorf (9-2) vs. Pleasant Valley (11-0) will be broadcast online at: 
http://www.q106online.com/main.html

Bettendorf defeats Iowa City West, 27-24 in Overtime
November 4
, 2013
The Bettendorf Bulldogs improved their record to 9-2 with a thrilling 27-24 overtime victory against Iowa City West (9-2).  The victory propelled the Bulldogs into the Quarterfinals in a rematch versus Pleasant Valley (11-0) who defeated Cedar Falls; the winner of the game will advance to the 4A Semifinals at the UNI-Dome.

Bulldogs open up 4A playoffs with 34-7 win over Lancers, next play IC West
October 31, 2013
Bettendorf improved their record to 8-2 with a convincing 34-7 win over North Scott to advance to the 2nd Round of the playoffs.  The Bulldogs next travel to Iowa City West to take on the 9-1 Trojans.  T
o read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf handles Clinton in 43-13 victory; next up: 4A playoffs!
October 25, 2013
Bettendorf finished the 2013 regular season with a 43-13 win over Clinton on Senior Night.  The Bulldogs now enter the 4A playoffs where they will face North Scott (5-4) at home whom they defeated 55-19 to open up the season.

Knights outlast Bullodgs, 9-3
October 19, 2013
They say history and records are meant to be broken and for the first time since the 1975-77 seasons, the Davenport Assumption Knights have beaten Bettendorf three consecutive years in a row.  Again, all it took was a touchdown for the Knights to defeat the Bulldogs in another slugfest; to
read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

--Pardon the interruption--
October 16, 2013
Bulldog Nation: Apologies for not keeping the website updated in a timely manner the past several weeks; the Site Administrator/Webmaster recently moved residences which caused technical issues... regular updates will now occur! GO BULLDOGS!

Bulldogs bounce Burlington 49-10
October 16, 2013
Bettendorf improved it's record to 6-1 with a 49-10 victory over Burlington last Friday night. The Bulldogs next take on cross-town rival Assumption in what is shaping up to be a very good game.

Bulldogs notch 55-17 Homecoming win over North
October 4, 2013
Bettendorf improved to 5-1 with a 55-17 drubbing over Davenport North for Homecoming 2013.  The Bulldogs next trek to Burlington as they continue their quest to have the best season possible.

Workhorse McLaughlin runs for pack
October 3, 2013
A very nice article about John McLaughlin!... to
read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf improves to 4-1 with road victory over Muscatine, 20-10
September 28, 2013
The Bulldogs improved to 4-1 with a 20-10 come-from-behind win over Muscatine on the road.  While the 1st half wasn't pretty for the Bulldogs, they rebounded in the 2nd half and scored 20 straight points to pull out victorious. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Turnovers and Spartan rushing attack doom Bulldogs, lose 35-14
September 21, 2013
Bettendorf dropped to 3-1 with its first loss of the season, a disappointing 35-14 setback to cross-town rival Pleasant Valley (4-0). In short, 4 turnovers and a strong Spartan rushing attack led to the first back-to-back defeats by PV in 17 seasons (as Bettendorf lost 38-0 last year). However, with 5 MAC games still remaining, Bettendorf looks to bounce back against Muscatine next week.
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bettendorf bounces West 56-0
September 13, 2013
The Bettendorf Bulldogs jumped out to a 49- halftime lead over the Davenport West Falcons and never looked back in a 56-0 victory; the Bulldogs move to 3-0 and next face Pleasant Valley in what should be a very good game. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Despite slow start, Dawgs douse Blue Devils 33-7, move to 2-0
September 6, 2013
Bettendorf improved to 2-0 with a solid 33-7 win over Davenport Central who fell to 1-1.  The Bulldogs next take on Davenport West at home on Merv Habenicht Field in TouVelle Stadium. 
To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Bulldogs route Lancers, 55-19
August
31, 2013
The 2013 Bettendorf Bulldogs avoided a rerun of their last contest against the North Scott Lancers by routing the Lancers 55-19 at TouVelle Stadium.  To read the entire Quad City Times story, click HERE.

Website gets new look for 61st season of BETT Football
August 25
, 2013
On the eve of the 61st season of Bettendorf Football, the front page of the site has been upgraded to be responsive for PCs, iPads, and mobile devices.  Over the course of the next several months, the rest of the site will also be upgraded so you can easily get your Bulldog fix from any modern-day apparatus!

Hayes helps South win Shrine Bowl, 28-0
July 28
, 2013
OL Jacob Hayes '13 helped lead the South Squad to a 28-0 victory over the North in the 41st annual Shrine Bowl All-Star game. 
To read the entire Des Moines Register story, click HERE.

Banks joins Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame
July 28
, 2013
Former All-American RB Tavian Banks '93 was recently inducted into the Des Moines Register's Iowa Sports Hall of Fame... To read the entire Des Moines Register story, click HERE.

Robbins commits to Wartburg
June 1
, 2013
Another former Bulldog will be continuing his football career at the collegiate level as offensive linemen Taylor Robbins '13 recently committed to Wartburg College.  Taylor helped anchor the offensive line while earning 2nd Team All-MAC and Honorable Mention All-Quad City Metro honors last season.

5th Annual Keith Lucier Golf Tournament date set
May 27, 2013
Please see the accompany banner which details the 5th Annual Tournament named after one of Bettendorf's finest players.  All proceeds go towards BETT FOOTBALL including a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior football player.

Yep...
May 15, 2013
...we're just waiting:  the 2013 season starts in about 3 1/2 months.

Former Bulldog Lichtenberg to anchor Cyclone offensive line
April 15
, 2013
Former All-State lineman Kyle Lichtenberg '09 will be a rock in the Iowa State Cyclones offensive line for the upcoming 2013 season. Lichtenberg ranks near the top for former Bulldogs and their collegiate success as based on his ever-growing list of accomplishments at Iowa State--both on and off the field! To read the entire Des Moines Register story, click HERE.

Former player now coaching for UNI Panthers
April 6
, 2013
Former All-State player Garrett Scott '08 is currently doing an internship for Northern Iowa Panthers football program.  Scott, a 4-year letterman and 3-year starter for UNI, is coaching OLBs and is a recruiting director.  Next season Scott will become a full-time graduate assistant who will not only be responsible for OLBs, but also serve as an assistant to the Football Operations position  Garrett has followed in the footsteps of his father, former Bettendorf head coach Randy Scott, who starred for the Panthers in the early-mid 1970s prior to coming to Bettendorf.  Congrats to Garrett!

Crutcher commits to Warburg
March 20, 2013
Bettendorf defensive lineman Blake Crutcher recently committed to play football at Wartburg College next fall; Blake earned 2nd Team All-MAC and Honorable Mention All-Quad City Metro honors last fall for the Bulldogs. Congrats to Blake!

Hayes selected to play in Shrine Bowl
February 27, 2013
Bettendorf offensive lineman Jacob Hayes was recently selected to play in the 41st annual Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star game. an event that raises money for Shriner's Hospitals. Hayes is the 37th Bulldog player since 1973 to play in the Shrine Bowl and he will be joining about 89 other players who were selected from criteria based on academics, community service, church involvement and athletic ability. Congrats to Jacob!

2013 Edition The Complete History of Bettendorf Football: 1951-Present now available for download, features special introduction by Mrs. Evelyn Habenicht
February 8, 2013
The newest version (5.0) of "The Complete History of Bettendorf Football: 1951-Present" will be uploaded tomorrow, Saturday, February 9, 2013 and is available *free* for download and features a special introduction entitled, "A Shared Experience" written by Mrs. Eveyln Habenicht. Along with other new information such as Coach Merv Habenicht Field and 2012 seasonal information, the eBook is now over 300 pages long.

Bulldogs sign Letters of Intent
February 8, 2013
Congratulations to the following Bettendorf players who recently signed Letters of Intent as they will continue their football careers in college:

Nick Heimendinger - Iowa Western
Savion Coleman - Iowa Central Community College
Malique Hudson - Iowa Central Community College

As well, Alex "Bubba" Hernandez also committed to wrestle for Iowa State. Congrats to all of them!

2012 Souvenir Newsletter now available; many updates to soon come
December 24, 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!  The 2012 Souvenir Newsletter is now available for download HERE. or under the "MULTIMEDIA" tab.  Also, in the next 4-6 weeks the site will experience a lot of updates so stayed tuned.  Go Bulldogs!

Bettendorf players earn All-Metro honors
November 24, 2012
Congrats to the following Bulldog players who were named to the 2012 Quad City Times All-Metro squad:

1st Team: Savion Coleman - Defensive Line
2nd Team: Jacob Hayes - Offensive Line
2nd Team: Alex (Bubba) Hernandez - Running Back
2nd Team: Sam Ambrose, Linebacker
Honorable Mention: Raekwon Jefferson - Offensive Line
Honorable Mention: Taylor Robbins - Offensive Line
Honorable Mention: Blake Crutcher - Defensive Line

INA honors Coleman, Hernandez with All-State honors
November 20, 2012
Bulldog players DT Savion Coleman and RB Alex (Bubba) Hernandez were recently named to the annual Iowa Newspaper Association's All-State squad:  while Coleman earned 2nd Team honors, Hernandez was named to the 3rd Team.  Congrats to both players!

Savion Coleman earns Register All-State honors
November 18, 2012
Bettendorf DT Savion Coleman was named to the Des Moines Register's 99th annual All-State squad where earned 2nd Team honors.  Congrats to Savion!

Bulldogs land 19 on All-MAC squad
November 17, 2012
A total of 18 Bettendorf players were recently named to the 2012 All-Mississippi Athletic squad which annually recognizes the achievement of players; this year, 19 spots were filled by Bulldogs on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention team.  Congrats to the following players:

OFFENSE:
1st Team:
Alex Hernandez - Running Back
2nd Team: Jacob Hayes - Lineman
2nd Team: Taylor Robbins - Lineman
3rd Team: Raekwon Jefferson - Lineman
3rd Team: Kris Klaburde - Tight End
3rd Team: Nick Heimendinger - Wide Receiver
Honorable Mention: Kyle Smith - Lineman
Honorable Mention: Malique Hudson - Wide Receiver

DEFENSE:
1st Team:
Savion Coleman  - Lineman
2nd Team: Blake Crutcher - Lineman
2nd Team: Sam Ambrose - Linebacker
3rd Team: Matt Albert - Lineman
3rd Team: Tristan O'Brien
Honorable Mention: Joe McGovern - Lineman
Honorable Mention: Cassin Wolfe - Linebacker
Honorable Mention: David Smith - Linebacker
Honorable Mention: Jordan Booner-Lowrey - Back
Honorable Mention: Malique Hudson - Back
Honorable Mention: Mark Wells - Back

Official Press Release for Brian Barquist
October 29
, 2012
One of Bettendorf's own needs our help.  Please read the official press release regarding fund raising endeavors for Brian Barquist: Official Brian Barquist Press Release.

Bulldogs squander lead in 2nd half, lose 35-26
October 25
, 2012
Leading 26-7 at halftime, it appeared that the Bettendorf Bulldogs (6-4) were ready to move to the 2nd Round of the Class 4A playoffs. However, the North Scott Lancers (7-3) scored 28 unanswered points to win 35-26 to continue their quest towards the UNI-Dome while the 2012 campaign of the Bulldogs is over. For the full Quad City Times story, click HERE.