Baldwin football team falls to Central Lake
BALDWIN — Baldwin’s football team fell to 0-3 with a 48-0 loss to host Central Lake on Saturday.
The Panthers have been outscored 187-0 in their first three games.
Central Lake is one of two defending 8-player state champions. The Trojans were 13-0 last season but started out 0-2 this year before playing the Panthers.
“We were shorthanded,” Baldwin coach Bob Watkins said. “Ian Lemeiux, in the first half, ran a majority of the time for us. But it was hot and he had to sit out all of the second half because of heat exhaustion. We had a couple of injuries here and there. But overall, I was impressed the way we withstood the adversity and the fact (Central Lake) was defending state champs. I know they put their second string in there But we did pretty good and got some first downs. We threw the ball a couple of times. We had guys step up.
“I’m always disappointed when we lose but I was happy with the overall performance.”
Lemieux led the team in rushing. Dylan Hibma was moved to defensive end and led the team in tackles.
Davion Coats and Hibma recovered fumbles.
“We had a drive toward the end, but we fumbled,” Watkins said.