North Bend football has bye week following win over Marshfield

North Bend's football team practices during bye week leading up to playoffs, October 25, 2016. (SBG/Jessica Waite)

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- The North Bend varsity football team is taking a bye week to relax and celebrating a big win over its crosstown rival.

The #1 Bulldogs paid a visit to the #8 Marshfield at Pete Susick Stadium in Coos Bay Friday for the annual civil war matchup and Far West League counter.

Despite a valiant effort by the Pirates, North Bend took a 39-20 victory.

The Bulldogs have won seven consecutive games over their rival.

One lineman on the squad is a former Marshfield football athlete, but says he didn't have any secrets to winning the game.

"…a lot of stuff has changed since I've been there,” said senior Zach Schneider. “Josh Line being the coach, he's just done a fantastic job at the program over there, just transforming it. It's something special; you beat an old team you used to play for."

Many seniors on the team have been playing football together since they were in fifth and sixth grade.

"It's a great feeling,” senior running back/linebacker Daniel Ferenczi said. “I think it's the first time in school history we've been number one in state. It's just great to know that all this hard work has finally paid off, but now the real work’s just started. We've got a bye but we're still out here working, and we're going to keep working for hopefully four more games."

The Bulldogs will take on an opponent to be announced following their bye this week.

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