Baldwin falls to Camden-Frontier
BALDWIN — It wasn’t expected to be an easy 8-player football debut for Baldwin at Camden-Frontier on Friday.
The Panthers made the long 3 ½-hour bus ride from Baldwin to Camden but came back after suffering a 71-0 loss.
The host Redskins went to work right away with a 44-0 lead after the first quarter. It was 58-0 at halftime and 65-0 after the third quarter. Camden-Frontier scored six points in the fourth. Jake Newell, Randy Lawson and Hunter Bennett scored two touchdowns apiece for the winners. Hunter Coe, Logan Barnes, Cale Lehman and Tyler Vanakin had one touchdown apiece.
The Redskins gained 348 yards on the ground, led by Coe with 81, Lawson with 75 and Lehman with 60.
Lawson had four pass completions for 85 yards.
“They’re a well-seasoned team,” Baldwin coach Bob Watkins said. “When you take freshmen and sophomores and go up against juniors and seniors, there’s a big difference in play. We did the best we could with what we had. We took 13 players, two of them were on the (disabled list). We were shorthanded. I was proud of them. I can’t ask any more of them of what they can do.”
The Panthers had negative offensive yards and had two first downs.
Darrin Thomas was at defensive end and batted down some passes.
Baldwin is home on Friday against Bear Lake.
Bear Lake, in its first year of football last season, beat Baldwin 44-28 and was 2-7.
Watkins scouted Bear Lake’s 62-0 loss to Suttons Bay.
“I think we’re both in the same boat as far as youth,” Watkins said. “Now it’s a matter of how much we can learn from our first game and the execution aspect of it. I’m hoping because it’s a home game, the kids will play more aggressively.