Panthers end football season at 2-7

Baldwin football players ended a 2-7 season on Friday. (Star file photo)

Baldwin football players ended a 2-7 season on Friday. (Star file photo)

BALDWIN - Baldwin football players were taking inventory of equipment, uniforms and other items on Monday as the Panthers put the wraps on the 2019 season.

Coach Bob Watkins said the team would be having a season-ending banquet on Wednesday at the high school cafeteria.

"We're cleaning up stuff and cleaning out lockers," he said on Monday

Baldwin fell to Onekama against the powerhouse Portagers 59-0 on Friday night to end the season at 2-7.

"I thought we matched size with them well," Watkins said. "The age factor was a big difference. We were about the same height. But it was our youth and experience."

The Panthers threatened to score at times but had some key fumbles. Freshman quarterback Carmelo Lindsey had a productive game.

"Even though he's our standout, we don't want to put him in a position of being targeted. But he threw well. We had some receptions. We told him when he runs to get out of bounds and avoid contact."

The program had 27 junior high and 18 varsity players this season. The Panthers had 15 varsity players in its final game.

The junior high had a tie in its last game against Mesick 20-20 and finished 0-5-1.

The varsity graduates two seniors with Darrion Hayter and Brad Taylor.