Bulldogs defeat Panthers 20-7
Baldwin High School senior Gabe Mason rushed for two touchdowns as the Bulldogs rushed for 378 yards during their 20-7 victory over the Paola Panthers.
"I am most definitely happy to win tonight," BHS coach Mike Berg said. "To beat a team that got state runner up last year is very special."
The Bulldogs led 20-0 before Paola tried to rally a comeback. BHS jumped on the scoreboard early as senior Zach Durr broke a 59-yard touchdown during the first quarter.
Baldwin then scored on its next possession. Mason ended an eight-play, 79-yard drive with a 15-yard run to give Baldwin a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Mason scored his second touchdown of the game on the Bulldogs' first possession of the second half. He rumbled in for a six-yard run that was set up by an interception by junior Sam Beecher.
The Panthers added their only score early in the fourth when senior Ryan Sharp rushed for a one-yard score.
Next week Baldwin travels to Prairie View.
Paola -- 7, Baldwin -- 20
Paola 0 0 7 0 - 7
Baldwin 7 7 6 0 - 20