Football Homecoming v. Clarke University

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

The no. 24 ranked Baker University Wildcats easily handled the Clarke University Pride as the Wildcats defeated the Pride 60-6 on Homecoming Weekend.

The Pride received the ball to start the game, but the Wildcats held the Pride to a three and out. Ethan Barnard gave the Wildcats a 3-0 lead to cap off the Wildcats first offensive drive with a 42-yard field goal. The first Wildcat touchdown came on the next offensive drive off of a touchdown pass from Marco Aguinaga to Sam Huckabee to extend the lead to 10-0. Running back JD Woods went on to add one more touchdown in the first quarter after a 48-yard run.

The Wildcats held a 17-0 lead heading into the second quarter. The Wildcats then capitalized off an interception by Mikeice Adams as Aguinaga found Huckabee once again for another passing touchdown. After a nine-yard run from Nigil Graves-Houston, the Wildcats went into halftime with a commanding 31-0 lead.

The Wildcats kept their momentum going in the second half and scored quickly with another touchdown run from Graves-Houston to bring the lead to 38-0. Halfway through the third quarter, the Pride scored their first touchdown of the game, but missed the extra point, making the score 38-6. Those would be the only points that the Pride would score throughout the game as the final score was 60-6.

“Getting a win for the school on Homecoming Weekend was our focus this week. Especially after the loss last week. We needed a big win going into the bye week” Aguinaga said.

The Wildcats head into a bye week before starting divisional conference play starting with MidAmerica Nazarene University at Liston Stadium on Oct. 19.