10 Bulldogs make all-Frontier League
It was a banner year for the Baldwin High School football team. The Bulldogs had the best record at 6-4 since 1993. And, when the all-Frontier League announcements were made, that success was again evident.
Ten players made one of the lists and six were first teamers. Junior Andrew Hannon made first team both on offense and defense. It's been a very long time since any of that happened for the BHS football program.
"We had 10 different kids make all-league, which is a record," said coach Mike Berg. "We're real pleased with that. Andrew was the first guy in a long time that made it both ways. We also had four offensive linemen that made it, which I think is good."
Joining wide receiver Hannon on the first team offense were junior running back Micah Mason and junior offensive lineman Ricky Spotts. Hannon had 15 catches for 288 yards and four touchdowns, to go along with three return touchdowns. Mason had 1,422 yards on 212 carries this year to bring his career total to 3,309 yards on 485 carries and 42 touchdowns.
Senior linebacker Brian Lauridsen and junior linebacker Kyle Flory joined Hannon on the first team defense. Hannon led the league in interceptions with four as a cornerback.
Second-team offensive selections were: senior linemen Daniel Musgrave, Dan Hamilton and Charles Barnes; Lauridsen as fullback; and senior Ryne Jackson as tight end. Lauridsen had 459 yards on 70 carries. Jackson had nine catches for 158 yards.
Second-team defensive selections were: Mason at linebacker; Musgrave at defensive line; junior Brian Turk at cornerback; and Spotts at defensive end.
There were no honorable mention selections this year.
The honors capped the good season for BHS, which finished second in the league in offense (averaging 334 yards in total offense per game) and fourth in defense (allowing 255 yards per game). The Bulldogs were the second-leading scoring team with 27 points per game.
"It was our third winning varsity season in a row," said Berg. "That's the first time that's happened since 1981, '82 and '83. I think that's pretty significant. It was our best record since 1993 and in the last three years we've beaten everyone in the Frontier League."