SISTERS — In a hastily scheduled game Saturday at a neutral site at Sisters High School, the Baker Bulldogs steamrolled their way to a 41-0 defeat of Newport High school in a nonconference 4A football game.
According to OSAA.org, the Cubs, canceled their originally scheduled Friday night game at top-ranked Marshfield in order for the Pirates to use the day to reschedule their annual rivalry game with North Band, held each year since 1917. Baker and Newport met at Sisters so that neither team was forced to travel across the state to compete.
Baker senior running back Gauge Bloomer ran 14 times for 195 yards and four touchdowns as the Bulldogs posted their first win of the season and improved to 1-3. Baker’s initially scheduled Friday game at Milton-Freewater was canceled due to a positive COVID-19 case within the Milton-Freewater program.
Baker needed just four offensive snaps to race to a 14-0 lead, and held a 21-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter prior to taking a 34-0 lead into halftime. Dylon Freeman ran nine times for 72 yards for the Bulldogs, and Baker sophomore quarterback Paul Hobson was 10-for-14 passing for 137 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
“We want to establish a running game, and we did that right from the start,” Baker head coach Jason Ramos told the Baker City Herald. “Gauge was getting big chunks of yardage,” Ramos said. “We’re getting better, week by week, as expected. It’s a process.”
Newport (0-4) plays a 1 p.m. Saturday game against Sweet Home in the Cubs’ 4A-SD 3 opener at Morrow Field in Newport.
Baker 21 13 7 0 — 41
Newport 0 0 0 0 — 0
Eddyville Charter 53, Jewell 7
At Jewell, the third-ranked Eagles cruised to the Sept. 24 win in as 1A-SD 3, 6-player contest.
Details from the game were unavailable as of the Monday morning News-Times sports’ deadline.
With the win, Eddyville improved to 3-0 in league and overall. The Eagles upcoming schedule includes a 3:30 p.m. Friday home game against Crow (1-0, 1-0).
Alsea 49, Siletz Valley 6
At Alsea, the Warriors slipped to 0-4 in league and overall with the 1A-SD 3, 6-player road loss.
Game information was not submitted to the News-Times prior to deadline. As of Monday morning, Siletz Valley wasn’t scheduled to return to game action until Oct. 9, when the Warriors host Triangle Lake.