BALDWIN -- It was quite a freshman season for Baldwin quarterback Carmelo Lindsey.

It was a 2-7 season for the Panthers in 8-player football. Lindsey helped the Panthers go from an 0-9 team a year ago into one which won two games over Bear Lake and Crossroads Charter Academy and was competitive in others.

Lindsey was named team MVP at the Panthers' football banquet on Oct. 30..

Baldwin coach Bob Watkins noted Lindsey was tough for other defenses to stop.

"Primarily it was due to his scrambling abilities," Watkins said. "When other teams prepared for us, they prepared for Carmelo. Our goals this year was just to have him learn the offense but not put him in the position of too much pressure.

"We were pleasantly surprised he rose to the occasion."

Lindsey was both a passing and rushing threat. The Panthers occasionally had someone else take snaps but usually it was Lindsey.

"He didn't come down with any injuries," Watkins said.

Coaches advised Lindsey to run out of bounds after a long run in order to avoid injury.