Sunday, September 9, 2018

Baker Football Falls to Grand View in Home Opener

Baker University Sports Press Release

The number nine ranked Baker University football team suffered its first loss of the 2018 season, as the Wildcats fell to number 10 ranked Grand View, 39-17, in its home opener on Saturday afternoon inside Liston Stadium.

Baker falls to 1-1 on the year, and Grand View improves to 1-1. This marks the Wildcats' first loss to the Vikings since they joined the conference prior to the 2015 season.
The Vikings and Wildcats were nearly identical in total offensive yards, with 295 and 293 yards respectively.

BU jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter, as quarterback Brandon Mueller scampered into the end zone from 12 yards out, and Cooper Lee nailed a 25-yard field goal.

The Vikings would respond with a nine-yard touchdown pass from Ben Ferkin to Steve Sarcone, cutting the Baker lead to 10-7 at the end of the first quarter.

After a five-yard touchdown run by Ferkin to take a 14-10 lead over BU in the second quarter, the Vikings' defense recorded back-to-back pick sixes. At halftime, Grand View held a 27-10 lead over Baker.

In the third quarter, the Wildcats responded to another Vikings' field goal, when quarterback Marco Aguinaga found receiver Sam Huckabee in the back of the end zone from 16-yards out for the score.

Baker was not able to complete the comeback, as Grand View took the victory, 39-17.
Freshman wide receiver Sam Huckabee had an impressive day for the Wildcats, as he recorded 10 receptions for 135-yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Kegan Shumann led the Baker defense with 14 tackles, including 3.5 for losses and a forced fumble.

Baker will next host Culver-Stockton College on Family Day, next Saturday, September 15 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

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