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Football beats Evangel to claim division title

Football beats Evangel to claim division title

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

Wildcats fall to Grand View

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

Wildcats dominate Missouri Valley Vikings

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

Football falls to Benedictine at homecoming

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

Football ends season in first round

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

‘Cats capture third conference title

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...

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Baker football falls to Missouri Valley

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

November 12, 2017

The Missouri Valley Vikings handed Baker its first loss of the season, breaking its Heart of America Athletic Conference winning streak as well. Before the 27-22 loss, the Wildcats were unbeaten in the last 26 Heart games since Sept. 26, 2015, at Benedictine. This puts the ‘Cats at 9-1 overall and...

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Woods breaks record in 49-0 CMU shutout

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 30, 2017

The No. 2 ranked Baker Wildcats celebrated senior day with a 49-0 shutout victory against Central Methodist last Saturday at Liston Stadium. While the day was focused on the seniors' accomplishments over their time on the team, eyes were on freshman JD Woods, who had 313 yards on 28 attempts, breaking...

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Football defeats Peru State, breaks records

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

October 6, 2017

The Baker football team had another record-setting game this past Saturday, when the team defeated Peru State 65-42. Senior quarterback Logan Brettell broke the school record for all-time passing yards set by Mack Brown on Sept. 30. Senior Clarence Clark was able to connect on a 99-yard touchdown pass fro...