BHS falls in season opening game
GARDNER - In its season opening game, the Baldwin High School football team fought back in the fourth quarter, but still lost to Gardner 36-19.
Gardner controlled the game during the first half as it rushed for 118 yards and passed for 103 yards. The Trailblazers took a 16-0 lead in to halftime, after scoring on two early drives.
"They (Gardner) controlled the line of scrimmage tonight," BHS coach Mike Berg said. "We thought we could be the more physical team and that wasn't the case tonight."
The Blazers increase their lead to 30-0 in the first four minutes of the second half, after a Baldwin fumble on a kickoff return.
The Bulldogs then battled back with a touchdown of their own. Gardner added one more score, but the Bulldogs did score twice more in the fourth quarter.
Baldwin will next play at Paola on Sept. 8.
"I told the kids to never quit and they never quit," Berg said. "We stuck with our gameplan and started playing harder. We are just going to keep working and get better."
There will be a full story with photos in next week's Signal.