Baker hosts Missoula Loyola in State Championship

The undefeated Baker Spartan football team will face the reigning state champions Missoula Loyola Rams Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. in Baker for the state title game.

 

 

   The Baker Spartans defeated the Glasgow Scotties 22-7 in the semi-final game in Baker Nov. 16. Jonathan Wiseman (#20) had 19 carries for 116 yards. The undefeated Spartans will host the defending State Class B Champions, Missoula Loyola, Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.                                                                                                                         Photo by Darlene Hornung
The Baker Spartans defeated the Glasgow Scotties 22-7 in the semi-final game in Baker Nov. 16. Jonathan Wiseman (#20) had 19 carries for 116 yards. The undefeated Spartans will host the defending State Class B Champions, Missoula Loyola, Saturday, Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.
Photo by Darlene Hornung

 

By Lori Kesinger

The undefeated Baker Spartan football team will face the reigning state champions Missoula Loyola Rams Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. in Baker for the state title game.

Number two ranked Baker defeated number five Glasgow, 22-7, in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game for the first time since 2007. This will also be the first time to a state title game for third year head coach, Dave Breitbach. “I’m very excited for the community to host the state game,” Breitbach said. “I definitely think we have an advantage on our home field with our fans.”

Top-ranked Missoula Loyola Rams, who haven’t lost in two seasons, beat Jefferson (Boulder) 41-7 in the semi-finals to hold onto their record going into the championship game. The Rams forced four turnovers in the game, resulting in touchdowns every time.

Mason Melby, Spartan running back and middle linebacker, said, “The team is going to have to stop the Rams’ passing. We have a really good defense, and they’re going to have a hard time stopping our offense.”

Jeff Fisher, Spartan offensive and defensive lineman, said, “The home crowd will definitely help us, and if we just keep going how we’re going, keep the ball with the backs, we should be good.”

With both teams battling to hold their records and vie for the title, the blocking and tackling should be hard. Breitbach said, “They are defending their state title, but if we bring our ‘A’ game and do the little things, it should translate into a big thing.”

      



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