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Burnham Mighty Mites open season with a win over Belleville

BURNHAM – The Burnham Bulldogs Mighty Mite football team rushed for three touchdowns in their season opener against Belleville Saturday at the Burnham Jamboree fairgrounds.

In the process, the Bulldogs came out the victors in a 24-0 shut out over a short handed Lions team.

With the ball in their hands for the first time, the Bulldogs made the most of their opening possession, taking it all the way in and connecting on the extra point, making it 8-0.

Burnham’s defense stopped the Lions on their next possession, giving the home team an 8-0 lead at the intermission.

The Bulldogs wasted little time getting on the board in the second half, posting its potent running game and putting it in the endzone, giving them a 16-0 advantage.

Later in the contest, Burnham capped off the game with its last touchdown of the night to ice the game for the youngsters.

Here are some highlights of the game.

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