The BEST Episodes of Bella and the Bulldogs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2022

Network: Nickelodeon

A head cheerleader's life takes an unexpected twist when her rifle-like throwing arm takes her from the sidelines to becoming her middle school’s starting quarterback. Bella Dawson is a confident, caring and talented teenager, who suddenly finds herself fulfilling a lifelong dream but also having to navigate the world of her teammates Troy, Sawyer and Newt, without losing her two best friends, Pepper and Sophie from the cheer squad.

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Newbie QB (1)

#1 - Newbie QB (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2015

Head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team. Led by current quarterback Troy, the rest of the team does everything in their power to make her give up, but through perseverance, Bella rises to the challenge to make her dream a reality.

star 8.63
57 votes
Directors: Jonathan Judge
Writers: Gabriel Garza, Jonathan Butler
Traitor Dater

#2 - Traitor Dater

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 11, 2015

When a boy from a rival team asks Bella to the homecoming dance, the team worries that she may not be able to keep her head in the game.

star 8.40
25 votes
Directors: Sean K. Lambert
Writers: Jennifer Joyce, Katie Greenway

#3 - Tailgating

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 4, 2016

Bella tries to hide the feelings she still has for Zach when Troy invites them to their tailgate. Troy and Sophie challenge Newt, Pepper, & Sawyer to some tailgate games.

star 8.20
30 votes
Directors: Jeff Bushell
Writers: Gabriel Garza, Jonathan Butler, Jonathan M. Howard, Peter Dirksen
Third Degree Da-Burn

#4 - Third Degree Da-Burn

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired May 23, 2015

Bella roasts the team at their team dinner. Did her jokes go too far?

star 8.18
17 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Incomplete Pass

#5 - Incomplete Pass

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 23, 2015

Bella seeks Sophie's help to prepare for an oral exam in Spanish class; the boys find a mysterious list that fell out of Pepper's locker.

star 8.09
22 votes
Backseat Quarterback

#6 - Backseat Quarterback

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 4, 2015

Bella is injured during practice and helps Troy prepare as the quarterback for an upcoming game, but when Troy scores the winning touchdown Bella worries about being replaced

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Sean K. Lambert
Writers: Jonathan M. Howard, Peter Dirksen
Doggone Record Breaker

#7 - Doggone Record Breaker

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 7, 2016

Troy's father visits just as Troy comes close to breaking his father's touchdown record, so Troy decides to do the unthinkable. Meanwhile, Bella, Sophie, and Pepper help Newt hide a dog at school.

star 8.08
26 votes
Writers: Jay Demopoulos
Bad Grandma

#8 - Bad Grandma

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 23, 2016

Bella meets her hero while volunteering at a retirement home; Pepper and Newt face off about decorating a nursery.

star 8.04
24 votes
Directors: Sean Lambert
Writers: Jennifer Joyce
Rally Week

#9 - Rally Week

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2015

Bella accidentally gives away Pepper's scarf when the Bulldogs were asked to switch their gifts with another teammate: Meanwhile, a girl named Vera treats Newt the way he treats Sophie.

star 8.03
30 votes
Writers: Jennifer Joyce
Tex Fest

#10 - Tex Fest

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 2015

Bella volunteers to act in Pepper's video project for a town festival; Troy and Newt join the choir, where they experience a role reversal.

star 8.00
25 votes
Writers: Gabriel Garza, Jonathan Butler
Who Killed Tex Fest?

#11 - Who Killed Tex Fest?

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2015

The Bulldogs are outraged when Tex Fest gets canceled for the first time ever; Sophie trains Pepper to prepare for a change at home.

star 8.00
23 votes
Writers: Sasha Stroman
I Love You, Hunter Hayes!

#12 - I Love You, Hunter Hayes!

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 9, 2016

The Bulldogs blackmail Bella after she skips a team activity to go to a Hunter Hayes concert. Meanwhile, Pepper tries to get an interview with Hunter for the school news station.

star 8.00
26 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Writers: Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams
Dudes & Chicks

#13 - Dudes & Chicks

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 11, 2015

Bella takes an interest in Sawyer's cousin but an incident from her past threatens the budding friendship; Sophie, Troy and Newt try to save baby chicks from an awful fate.

star 7.96
26 votes
Directors: John Whitesell
Writers: Katie Greenway
Tornado Afraido

#14 - Tornado Afraido

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2015

When the gang is locked down at school during a tornado warning, Bella gets everyone to help throw Pepper a party using supplies at school.

star 7.95
22 votes
Directors: Alex Winter
Writers: Jeffrey Bushell, Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams
No Girls Allowed

#15 - No Girls Allowed

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 30, 2015

The coach for their playoff opponent brings attention to an old rule which brings into question Bella's eligibility to play.

star 7.95
19 votes
Glitz & Grit

#16 - Glitz & Grit

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 26, 2016

Bella competes in a beauty pageant, determined to show that girls can be pretty and tough. Pepper and Sophie bet Troy and Sawyer that being a cheerleader is harder than it looks.

star 7.94
32 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Writers: Gabriel Garza, Jonathan Butler
The Outlaw Bella Dawson

#17 - The Outlaw Bella Dawson

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 13, 2016

Bella gets a long-awaited message from Charlie that would take their relationship to the next level, but before she can answer she is forced to spend the day with Zach Barnes, confusing her feelings even further.

star 7.91
33 votes
Directors: Jean Sagal
Writers: Zach Butler
Bromantically Challenged

#18 - Bromantically Challenged

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2015

Bella must navigate a difficult situation when Troy and Sawyer fight over who will be her top receiver; Sophie and Pepper have trouble with their bake sale in Bella's absence.

star 7.90
21 votes
Writers: Katie Greenway
That's My Tri-Five!

#19 - That's My Tri-Five!

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2015

When a new cheerleader, Nickie, replaces Bella's spot on the cheerleading squad, Bella suspects that she is stealing Sophiie and Pepper from her. Meanwhile, Troy, Newt, and Sawyer become obsessed with their new spy gear kit.

star 7.88
25 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Writers: Carly Althoff-Mottinger
Biggest. Game. Ever.

#20 - Biggest. Game. Ever.

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 25, 2016

The team has a shocking realization when their new game plan for the state championship against their rivals does not work.

star 7.85
34 votes
Bulldog Buddies

#21 - Bulldog Buddies

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 18, 2015

Troy is hurt when his younger brother chooses Bella as his football mentor; Pepper's parents forbid her from having a boyfriend.

star 7.82
22 votes
Directors: Sean K. Lambert
Writers: Jonathan M. Howard, Peter Dirksen
Pretty in Stink

#22 - Pretty in Stink

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2015

Bella is expected to follow a Bulldog superstition to not shower, but doing so might ruin her chance for her crush Kyle to take her to the school dance.

star 7.81
26 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Writers: Jenna McGrath, Rick Williams
That's Some Gossip, Girl

#23 - That's Some Gossip, Girl

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2015

The boys grow suspicious of Bella when they believe that she is leaking team secrets.

star 7.80
30 votes
Directors: Shannon Flynn
Writers: Jay Demopoulos
Root for Newt

#24 - Root for Newt

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired May 2, 2015

After Coach shuts down Newt's request to be a starter, Bella tries to help him find his place on the team; Troy becomes interested in an older girl and tries to ask her on a date using Sophie's advice.

star 7.79
19 votes
Writers: Blake J. Williger
Two Many Dates

#25 - Two Many Dates

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 18, 2015

Bella is stuck in the middle when she somehow ends up with two dates to the homecoming dance.

star 7.76
29 votes
Writers: Jay Demopoulos