Hayter having good season for Baldwin

Darrion Hayter works on his conditioning.
Darrion Hayter works on his conditioning.

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s football team has been struggling at 1-4.

But players such as Darrin Hayter have stayed loyal to their routine, including consistent weight-lifting and conditioning work to get ready for the team’s next four games.

Hayter is a sophomore.

“I’ve been all right,” Hayter said. “We’ve had other guys that have gotten hurt. Blake (Dockery) hurt his knee and Ryan (Kolenbrander) his ankle.

Hayter has been at defensive end and right offensive tackle. He starts both ways.

I’ve been getting through the line and rushing the passer,” he said. “That’s been a strength of mine. On offense I’ve been holding my block, standing my ground.”

The Panthers have lost four straight games.

“We’re all right, we just have to get our mind right,” Hayter said. “We do all right the first half or so. But then we fall apart at halftime. I don’t know why. We just fall apart.”

He’s expecting to see big linemen against Marion in a road game this week.

“I’m not too much worried about that,” Hayter said.

The next home game is on Oct. 6 against Crossroads at home.