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Baker University Football follows guidelines while beginning preseason workouts

Baker Wildcat football players have returned to workouts hosted at Liston Stadium in order to promote social distancing during strength and conditioning exercises.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

July 10, 2020

The Baker Wildcat football team returned to the Baldwin City campus on June 22 to begin their preseason workouts after months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the student athletes are welcome back on campus for workouts, there are guidelines being followed to ensure health and safety...

Football falls to end season

Junior Marco Aguinaga under center to receive the snap from center and junior Tyrus Bergeron. Aguinaga completes 15 of 21 attempts for 186 yards against MNU.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

After finishing first in the south division of the Heart of America Conference for the fifth straight season, the Wildcats were seeded to play Kansas Wesleyan in the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. The Coyotes were ranked no. 3 coming into the game while the Wildcats ranked no....

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

(Left) Junior Brandon Lehnherr and senior Brennen Kellog run the team out of the inflatable helmet to begin the match up with no. 17 Evangel University.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

The No.15 ranked Baker University Wildcats faced No. 17 ranked Evangel University in NAIA game of the week as it was a match up for first place in the Heart of America Conference South Division at Liston Stadium on Sat. Nov. 16. The Wildcats won the coin toss but deferred to the second half, giving...

Football wins fifth straight

Football wins fifth straight

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

The Baker University Wildcat football team went into Fayette, Mo. on a four-game winning streak and extended it to five after defeating the Central Methodist University Eagles 41-14. After being forced to punt on their first offensive drive, the Wildcats came out strong on the second offensive drive...

Football Homecoming v. Clarke University

Football Homecoming v. Clarke University

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Photo Editor

October 6, 2019

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...

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Baker Football falls to William Penn University

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 22, 2019

The Wildcats football team hosted William Penn University Statesmen at Liston Stadium during Baker University’s Family Weekend. The Wildcats started off strong, scoring midway through the first quarter with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Marco Aguinaga to Sam Huckabee. However, that would be the...

Wildcats fall to Grand View

Sophomore Sam Huckabee gaining yards at the game last Saturday.

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

The no. 8 ranked Baker University Wildcats football team hosted the no. 12 ranked Grandview University Vikings in the home opener at Liston Stadium this past Saturday on September 7, 2019. The Vikings offense started off hot as they received the ball to open the game and marched down the field to the...

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

Defensive senior leaders (right to left) Clay Drouillard, Indie Allen, Landon Decker and Kegan Schumann cheer on the offensive unit as they march down the field on the first drive of the game.

Story by Justin Toumberlin, Assistant Photo Editor

November 7, 2018

The Wildcats run through the Missouri Valley Vikings Nov. 3 at Liston Stadium with a 73-14 victory. Sophomore JD Woods ran for 284 yards and four touchdowns and sophomore Marco Aquinaga collected 219 total yards and two touchdowns. The 'Cats defense was led by seniors Indie Allen and Kegan Schumann,...

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

Freshman Don Hammers and the Wildcats stare down their rival, Benedictine College from inside an inflatable helmet as they enter Liston Stadium.

Story by Alex Fortuna and Jenna Black

October 1, 2018

The No. 11 Wildcats took on No. 16 Benedictine College for the homecoming game Sept. 29. Baker fell short to the Benedictine Ravens 23-12. The Ravens beat the ‘Cats on the ground as two different running backs carried for over 100 yards. Sophomore JD Woods tried to keep the ‘Cats in the game wi...

Football ends season in first round

Junior Nate McLaurin greeted the opposing team before the coin flip. The Wildcats won the coin flip and the game began at 1:05 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 27, 2017

The Baker football team ended Saturday in an NAIA-FCS first round 36-33 loss to Georgetown College. The Baker Wildcats end their season with a 10-2 record, while Georgetown improves to 10-1 and moves on to the NAIA-FCS quarterfinals. Georgetown proved to be Baker’s hardest opponent this season in a game that saw seve...

‘Cats capture third conference title

Freshman, Nick Snider looks to run down field after catching a pass. Snider would score a touchdown later in the drive.

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

November 13, 2017

The Baker football team defeated Evangel 26-6 Saturday, earning the team’s third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference South Division title. Freshman JD Woods was the first to put Baker in motion with a 31-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. The extra-point from senior Clarence...