Baldwin football team romps to easy victory

Baldwin quarterback Brandon Childress had a huge game against Hale. (File photo)
Baldwin quarterback Brandon Childress had a huge game against Hale. (File photo)

HALE — It was a fun way last Thursday for the Baldwin Panthers to open the football season with a 46-0 win over Hale.

Baldwin pulled out to an early 20-0 lead and never looked back behind Brandon Childress, who accounted for two rushing and two passing touchdowns, while Daekwon Fisher caught two touchdown passes in the win. Childress had runs of 40 and two yards and threw scoring strikes of 25 and 20 yards to Fisher in the first half. Brenton Childress had a two-point run and PAT in the first half.

It was 27-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Maverick Fisher had a fumble recovery in the end zone, Brandon Childress scored on a 6-yard run and Demetrius Kane had a 4-yard run. Brenton Childress had one PAT in the second half.

“We were a little sloppy early on but we scored early and often,” Baldwin coach Doug Bolles said. “I was happy with the win, but we’ll need to clean things up for next week against Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart.”

Childress finished with 80 yards rushing and 74 yards passing, while Fisher added 86 yards on the ground and 45 receiving yards.

“You definitely could tell it was game one,” Bolles said. “We made a few first-game mistakes. Overall, I was pleased with the game one effort. There’s still some things to work on. It’s good to start out 1-0.”

Daekwon Fisher led the way defensively with eight tackles while Chance Sherritz-Hayes added seven tackles and four sacks. The Baldwin offense had 216 yards rushing.

“Brandon Childress, we got out of him what we expected at quarterback,” Bolles said. “He runs the offense very well. Daekwon Fisher, both ways, running the ball and receiving...Defensively, he played well for us. Chance had four sacks as a defensive end. Those guys stood out.”

Pioneer sports editor Martin Slagter contributed to this report.