BALDWIN - The Top Cat Trophy is back in Baldwin.

The Panthers improved their 8-player football record to 2-5 with Friday's 34-14 victory over arch-rival Big Rapids Charter Academy Cougars, who had claimed the trophy with a victory last year.

Both teams had only one win in the West Michigan D League prior to the game.

Baldwin won its first home game of the season.

Carmelo Lindsey and Aveon Hobbs scored touchdowns along with Brad Taylor.

"My two seniors showed up and showed out," Baldwin coach Bob Watkins said.

"Brad had a couple of great runs and a rushing touchdown. Darrion Hayter did a tremendous job up front offensively and defensively. Dylan Hibma did a tremendous job on defense. He's the inside linebacker."

Baldwin will host Brethren on Friday in the Panthers final home game of the season.

"They'll be a difficult opponent for us this year," Watkins said.

Crossroads is coached by former Baldwin skipper Rusty Fullerton.

"We fought hard the entire game," Fullerton said. "Injuries kept us very limited as to what we could do."