NWIA Bulldogs kick off season
After some uncertainty, the Northwest Iowa Bulldogs are scheduled to start their season this Saturday, July 18th at Valor Field in Aurelia. The Bulldogs will take on the Western Dakota War Eagles. Both teams are new to the UCFL (United Championship Football League) and look to start the season with a win.
New Head Coach Marty Hart from Manson looks to continue the winning tradition the Bulldogs started in 2015. Also new is starting quarterback veteran Preston Peterson (Humboldt) who comes out of retirement to help lead the Bulldogs. Over 30 returning Bulldogs will be on the roster this season, including a handful of local talent.
Ex-pro wrestler Ian Rappolt (Sioux City) returns as assistant coach and special teams coach and Robert Corey (Sioux City) was hired as defensive line coach and will also return to play on the line.
New owner Bryan VanSickler from Ida Grove purchased the Bulldogs in 2019.