The Baker Recreation Department’s 5 & 6 grade tackle football team has wrapped up their season of participating in the Badlands Youth Football League. Baker was seeded fourth in the season and played for third place in the playoff games on Sept. 28. Killdeer defeated Baker for third place, while Hettinger/Scranton defeated Bowman in the Championship game. The season begins each year with a jamboree the third weekend in August, with weekly games until playoffs.
This was the league’s sixth season, and includes Baker, Beach, Belfield/South Heart, Bowman, Hettinger/Scranton, Killdeer and New England. Baker has participated each year with the exception of the 2018 season due to not having a head coach. This year, Jon Griffith volunteered to coach, Cameron Farrell served as head coach from 2015-2017 and Klint Flint led the first team in 2014. Without the commitment of our head coaches and all the parents that help out throughout the season, we would not be able to represent Baker in this league.
The Recreation Department has also offered a cheerleading program to coincide with the football league since 2016. This program is offered to 3 – 6 graders and allows them to cheer when Baker hosts the Badlands Football League at Schillinger Stadium.