The Baker Spartans hosted the Glasgow Scotties Oct. 31 for the first round playoffs. Baker started the game fast and physical.
By Jordan Baxter
Right away, Joe Fisher broke loose and ran 39 yards for the touchdown; the two point run was good by Luke Gonsioroski. The Spartan defense was looking strong and revived as they shut down the Scotties’ offense. Luke Gonsioroski ran for an 18 yard touchdown and made it a 14-0 game. On the next offensive series, Luke Gonsioroski broke free again and ran in for a 19 yard touchdown, ending the first quarter 20-0.
Starting the second quarter, Glasgow passed for a 26 yard touchdown to make it a 20-6 game. The Scotties could not shut down the Spartan offense as Luke Gonsioroski ran for a 30 yard touchdown and made it a 20 point Spartan lead. Austin Braun then caught a 35 yard touchdown pass from Gonsioroski, and the extra point was good from Braun.
Starting the third quarter the Spartans came out on fire as Joe Fisher added another touchdown on a three yard run, the extra point was good from Austin Braun, making it a 40-6 Spartan lead. As the end of the third quarter was drawing to a close, the
Scotties were in good field position. On a throw to the end zone, Luke Gonsioroski intercepted the ball and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown (breaking the Baker High School record for longest interception return for a TD). The extra point from Braun was good, making it a 47-6 game.
The clock ran continuously during the fourth quarter, which was full of defense and was scoreless as the Spartans won 47-6.
Offensively, rushing Joe Fisher was 18-141 yards and 2 touchdowns; Luke Gonsioroski was 12-93 yards and 4 touchdowns. Team was 53-310 yards. Passing: Luke Gonsioroski was 6-9 with a TD. Receiving: Austin Braun 3-66 yards 1 TD; Joe Fisher 2-44 yards.
Defensively, Andrew Craft had 12 tackles, Matt Packer 11 tackles, Ben Fujimori 8 tackles. Interceptions: Luke Gonsioroski 2, Nic Bohle 1, Kadon Gentilini 1. Fumble recoveries: Keegan Kary 1 and Casey Wyrwas 1.
The Baker Spartans will host the Manhattan Tigers Saturday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. for the second