BJHS win streak snapped
Baldwin Junior High School’s eighth grade football team lost its first game in more than three years when it was defeated at home Tuesday.
The Bulldogs were beaten 42-30 by Pioneer Ridge, a middle school in Gardner. BJHS scored two touchdowns within a minute before the officials called the game with 1:14 remaining in the game, because of darkness.
In the seventh grade contest, BJHS won its first game of the season. The Bulldogs won 6-0 over the Jaguars in overtime.
During the overtime, BJHS held Pioneer Ridge on its offensive possession. Then the Bulldogs punched the ball into the end zone on third down. Mario Garcia scored the winning touchdown with a 4-yard run.
“Our Mario brothers backfield, which is Mario and Tyler Garcia, got it done,” coach Jim Hartman said. “This was an exciting win. It was a really good win for us and the players should be proud of this win.”
Both BJHS teams will host Eudora on Tuesday. The seventh grade will begin at 4 p.m. with the eighth grade to follow. The games are played at the field west of Baldwin High School.