Baldwin set to take on Crossroads
BIG RAPIDS — Two teams very hungry for a win will battle each other on Saturday at Big Rapids Mitchell Creek Sports Complex.
Crossroads is having its homecoming on Friday against Baldwin, which is 0-5 and has been outscored 329-0.
Baldwin won 54-0 over Crossroads last year. But while the Cougars have improved, Baldwin has been going through a youth movement.
“We’re both kind of in the same boat,” Baldwin coach Bob Watkins said. “I think Crossroads has a few more older kids than I do. It should be an interesting game. We’re both looking at this...they’ve won one already. For me, we’re looking at this as a prospect for a victory.
Crossroads is 1-5 and defeated St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran 28-14 earlier in the season.
On Friday, Baldwin lost to Marion 74-0.
“We just made too many mistakes,” Watkins said. “They had some long runs that kind of broke our spirits.”
Lineman Darrion Hayter has been going both ways for the Panthers.
“He’s been tearing it up on defense,” Watkins said. “They’ve been double-teaming him, but he’s still getting penetration. He led the team in tackles on Friday.”
Wide receiver and defensive back Dylan Hibma has been playing fairly decent, Watkins said. “It’s been a plus. Our freshman quarterback Jessie Pancio has been getting better and is starting to recognize the schemes,” Watkins said.