BJHS chalks up wins
On Thursday, the Baldwin Junior High School football teams participated in the first games of the season. The games, held at home against Wheatridge, were a huge success. The seventh graders won 28-0 and the eighth grade had a victory of 50-0.
According to the coaching staff, key players for the seventh grade included Alan Callahan, Sam Beecher, Dustin Mills and Carson Wood. Essential players for the eighth grade were Chase Abel, Kevin Callahan, Luke Weaver and Jacob Enick.
Head coach Chad Scoby was very proud of his team's victory.
"The offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and our backs ran hard. On defense, we played as a team and swarmed to the ball," said Scoby, who was a quarterback for Baldwin High School in the 1990s.
Even though Scoby was pleased with his team, he realizes there is always room for more improvement.
"Keeping a high intensity level on every play no matter what the score is or how the opponent is playing is important," said Scoby.
Of course football is more than just games. It takes practice and maximum effort to be successful.
"For the most part, practices have been really good," said Scoby. "The heat provided some challenges at the start of the season, but I think the first game came at a great time and gave the players a needed opportunity to hit someone other than their own teammates."
Scoby is very excited about the team's achievement in its first game, and is ready to make 2003 a season to remember.
"I think the players will really start coming together as a team and they will push each other every day to become better players," said Scoby.
The Bulldogs' next game was Tuesday at Prairie View, but results weren't available by press time.