Adrian Bulldogs

Overall record: 8-2 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/6 at Capital L, 34-14
9/13 vs. Defiance W, 20-0
9/20 vs. Bluffton W, 34-7
9/27 at Lake Erie W, 37-17
10/4 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 42-17
10/18 at Albion * • W, 28-6
10/25 vs. Hope * • W, 39-3
11/1 at Alma * • W, 45-24
11/8 vs. Trine * • L, 9-0
11/15 at Olivet * • W, 19-7
Overall record: 8-2 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/4 vs. Kalamazoo * • W, 42-17
10/18 at Albion * • W, 28-6
10/25 vs. Hope * • W, 39-3
11/1 at Alma * • W, 45-24
11/8 vs. Trine * • L, 9-0
11/15 at Olivet * • W, 19-7

2008

Schools Conf All
Trine 6-0 10-1
Adrian 5-1 8-2
Alma 3-3 5-5
Albion 3-3 4-6
Hope 3-3 3-7
Kalamazoo 1-5 2-8
Olivet 0-6 1-9

What We're Reading

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  • Michael Atwell said he came to Hope because he wanted to study chemistry and biology, while continuing to play football for a few more seasons.
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  • In many ways, Clinton Orr had an even tougher childhood than the one in Blind Side. Orr overcame periods of homelessness. Violence. Drugs. Crime. Poverty. Hunger. And stays at a juvenile detention center.

Past Records

2014 (5-1, 2-1 MIAA)
2013 (6-4, 3-3 MIAA)
2012 (9-2, 6-0 MIAA)
2011 (8-2, 4-2 MIAA)
2010 (5-5, 4-2 MIAA)
2009 (6-4, 4-2 MIAA)
2008 (8-2, 5-1 MIAA)
2007 (7-3, 4-3 MIAA)
2006 (5-5, 4-3 MIAA)
2005 (8-2, 5-2 MIAA)
2003 (8-2, 4-2 MIAA)
2004 (6-4, 3-4 MIAA)
2002 (7-3, 4-2 MIAA)
2001 (2-8, 2-3 MIAA)
2000 (2-8, 1-4 MIAA)
1999 (2-7, 1-5 MIAA)

Team Quick Facts

Adrian

Bulldogs

Coach: Jim Lyall
Conference: MIAA
Enrollment: 1620
Location: Adrian, MI
Colors: Black, Gold
Stadium: Multi-Sport Performance Stadium (3,000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 18, 2014
Bulldogs Use Ground and Pound Philosophy in 47-26 Win over Albion
Adrian (5-1, 2-1 MIAA) rushed for second-most yards in school history (434) and freshman Emmanuel...
October 4, 2014
Comets Use Late Turnover to Defeat Bulldogs, 28-21
Adrian fumbled at their own two-yard line with 3:20 left and Damorria Lilly scored the two-yard...
September 23, 2014
Deflecting passes
Ellis Ewing picked off three passes for Adrian in the Bulldogs' win vs. Benedictine on Saturday. But...
September 20, 2014
Bulldogs Maul Benedictine on the Road
Adrian (3-0) caused seven turnovers for the first time since 1992 in 23-6 Win
September 13, 2014
Bulldogs Impressive in 40-14 Rout of Carthage
Adrian (2-0) won their home opener behind 510 offensive yards and allowing 157 yards against Red Men
September 6, 2014
Dynamic Duo Have Historic Day in 35-13 Win at Defiance
Seniors Nathan Hartline and Aaron Tenney hooked up for five passing touchdowns in opener
September 28, 2013
Rushing Totals Tell Story in 28-14 Win at Carthage
Adrian carried for 181 yards and held Carthage to minus-22 yards
September 21, 2013
Huge Second Half Leads to 48-0 Homecoming Win
Adrian improved to 2-1 overall with a shutout over Concordia-Chicago
September 14, 2013
Adrian Uses Long Plays in 14-0 Win at Defiance
Bulldogs beat the Yellow Jackets for seventh straight time
September 6, 2013
Bulldogs Boxed In by Pacific, 20-10
Adrian football dropped their season opener to visiting Boxers
August 12, 2013
Best D-III road trips of 2013: Week 1, East
There's two nice road trips to take the opening weekend of the season. Here's one for the eastern...
November 17, 2012
Franklin Spoils NCAA Party, 42-10
The Grizzlies outgained Adrian, 511-225, in NCAA First Round action at Performance Stadium
November 11, 2012
Playoff bracket released!
Who will be Mount Union's biggest challenge on the way to Salem? What is the toughest bracket? Who...
November 10, 2012
Presidents play their way in
Washington and Jefferson's emotional season will continue, as the Presidents defeated Waynesburg to...
November 10, 2012
Adrian Rallies from 16 Down in 4th at #17 Huntingdon
Adrian's defense caused four turnovers in the fourth quarter
November 3, 2012
Wrapup: W&L, Adrian go OT for AQ
Luke Heinsohn did it all, scoring four TDs and kicking the game-winning field goal to clinch the...
November 3, 2012
Adrian Claims First Outright MIAA Championship since 1983
Justin Hemm hauled in 13 passes for 210 yards and 2 TD's for Adrian setting single-season school...
October 6, 2012
Bulldog Football Stingy on Defense in 27-3 Win at Alma
Adrian holds Alma to 116 yards
September 29, 2012
Defense Dominates in 24-0 Blanking of Hope on Homecoming
Adrian (3-1, 1-0) pitches first series shutout against Hope since 1983.
September 15, 2012
Bulldogs Lead Wire-to-Wire in 31-23 Win at Wisconsin Lutheran
Charles Fleck recorded a team-high seven tackles, a fumble recovery and one interception as the...
September 8, 2012
Bulldogs Pick Up First Win Behind Smock’s Big Day
The junior from St. Ignace had no carries in week one but ran it 27 times for a career-high 217...
November 24, 2011
MIAA, NATHC to start 'Challenge Series'
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced...
November 12, 2011
Adrian Prevails 16-0 on Senior Day over Alma
Bulldogs finish 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the MIAA.
November 5, 2011
Late Surge Pushes Hope into OT Before Falling 24-21
Adrian scored 21 points in the fourth quarter as Damon Brown rushed for a career-high three...
October 29, 2011
Adrian Falls from Ranks of Unbeatens
Albion plays mistake-free football in 28-14 win over Bulldogs
October 22, 2011
Week 8: Frostburg survives, Zweifel rolls
Frostburg State's homecoming could have been bittersweet, but instead, hold the bitter, while Trine...
October 22, 2011
Adrian Beats Kalamazoo 52-21 to Move to 7-0
Justin Hemm caught seven passes for 154 yards and 2 TD's
October 8, 2011
Adrian Rolls Over Olivet, 56-18
Adrian remains undefeated (6-0) and got touchdowns from offense, defense and special teams.
October 1, 2011
Cal Lutheran rallies, Olaf, Adrian win
Cal Lutheran rallied from a 24-0 deficit to knock off Redlands under the lights, while St. Olaf and...
October 1, 2011
Bulldogs Defeat #17 Trine, 26-7, Snapping 20-Game MIAA Win Streak
Adrian improved to 5-0 overall behind five takeaways from the defense.
September 24, 2011
Bulldogs Start 4-0 with a 19-17 Homecoming Win over Concordia Chicago
Sophomore Danny Cobb ran for a career-high 167 yards and senior Logan Mitseff kicked the game-winnin...
September 17, 2011
Last-second Mitseff field goal gives Adrian a 17-14 win at Augustana
Senior Logan Mitseff connected on a 45-yard field goal with four seconds remaining for Adrian’...
September 10, 2011
Ground Attack Propels Bulldogs to 27-6 Win at Defiance
Sophomore Damon Brown carried 29 times for 178 yards and two touchdowns as Adrian improved to 2-0.
September 2, 2011
Adrian Steamrolls Husson, 77-7, on Opening Night
Adrian scores the most points in school history with six passing and five rushing touchdowns.
October 29, 2010
McGee makes Adrian better
“Right now, Mike’s playing very poised,” said Adrian coach Jim Deere. “He&rs...
October 16, 2010
Football Falls One Yard Short of Victory, 24-19, at DePauw
You can't get much closer to a victory without getting one as the Bulldogs (2-4) were one yard away...
September 13, 2010
Statistical Spotlight
Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the...
September 6, 2010
Breaking it all down
Get the first real analysis of the opening week of the season from Pat and Keith in the Around the...
September 4, 2010
UWW recovers after slow start
The offense sputtered and PATs were an adventure, but eventually the Warhawks turned it on.