Baldwin hoping to host football game on Thursday

Panthers set to play Mesick

Ian Lemeiux

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Lemeiux

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BALDWIN – Gabriel Vandergeld is hoping to have a chance to show what he can do for Baldwin’s 8-player football team.

Vandergeld will be a senior linebacker for the Panthers. It will be his second year on varsity. He joined the program for the first time and said his teammates and coaches motivated him to come out.

He’s looking to make a lot of tackles at linebacker.

“I was lifting weights with coaches during the summer and at home I also lifted,” Vandergeld said.

He plays right guard on offense and takes pride in pass protection.

Vandergeld was confident the Panthers could get enough players to field a team. The season opens at home with Mesick on Thursday.

Former Baldwin standout Ian Lemieux has been helping out head coach Robert Watkins as an assistant. He said he’s been helping out wherever needed. He graduated in 2021 from Baldwin.

He expressed confidence the program would get enough players to field a team. As of Tuesday of this week, athletic director JJ Eads indicated there may not be enough players for Baldwin to have a game on Thursday.