BALDWIN -- Baldwin's football team took it on the chin on Friday with a 56-14 loss to West Michigan D League foe Brethren in the final home game of the 8-player season for the Panthers.

Brethren built a 42-0 halftime lead. Baldwin had one scoring threat in the half but could not convert.

In the third quarter, the Bobcats apparently scored again but were called for a holding penalty. On the next play, Baldwin's Carmelo Lindsey intercepted the pass and returned it 75 yards for the touchdown. The Panther two-point conversion made it 42-8. Baldwin had a goal-line stand on Brethren's next series.

Mason Stapley scored on a 10-yard running play for Brethren to enter the fourth quarter for a 48-8 lead.

Lindsey had a 19-yard touchdown run with 4:47 to play to make it 48-14.

Nick Wilson caught a 20-yard pass for Brethren for a touchdown with 2:42 to play.

Brethren improved to 5-1 in the league and 5-3 overall. Baldwin fell to 2-4 and 2-6.

In pregame comments, coach Bob Watkins realized the challenge his team was facing.

"This week's opponent has a strong passing game and is fighting for conference champs," Watkins said. "We have to step-up our running game and control the clock. Our goal this week is to don't step back but build from last week."

The Panthers were coming off a 34-14 win last week over Crossroads Charter Academy with Baldwin taking the Top Cat trophy.

Baldwin last season lost to Brethren in a forfeit for not having enough players.

Baldwin's other win this season was 28-0 over Bear Lake.

Baldwin plays at Onekama (5-2) this Friday in non-league action to close out the season.