Seniors lead Baker football players named to HAAC All-Conference lists

Story by Kyle Davis

The Baker football team is losing 21 seniors, with nine of those seniors being named to the HAAC All-Conference teams for their performance during the 2009 season.

“This team had a lot of really good seniors, a lot of guys who really excelled all four years at Baker,” senior Andrew Patch said.

Senior Richie Bryant, who led the conference in rushing with 1,274 yards and in rushing yards per game at 127.4, was one of five Wildcats to be named to the HAAC First Team All-Conference.

“Richie was our workhorse running back, and it was pretty obvious because every game he was a main fixture of our offense,” Patch said. “Richie’s just one of those guys that we could put him out there game in, game out and he would just get those tough yards.”

Also named to the first team were seniors Clint Benge, Patch, who finished the season No. 4 nationally in sacks per game at one per game, and Levi Calhoun and junior Colton Miller.

Senior Derek Doerfler and freshman Reggie Harris were named to the HAAC All-Conference Second Team, while seniors Mack Brown and Alpheus Williams and juniors Phil Collins and Brandon Hill were third-team selections.

Juniors Matt Brock and Calvin Pearce, along with sophomore Ryder Werts, and seniors Brad Fawcett and Danny Ohmes were honorable mention selections. <br/>