Baldwin shuts out Ottawa, 35-0
Baldwin — Baldwin scored three second-quarter touchdowns on its was to 35-0 home win Friday against Ottawa, in what was the first game of district play for both teams.
Baldwin (5-2) fought poor field position early in the game and a stubborn Ottawa (2-5) defense that loaded the box to stop the Bulldogs’ running game of junior Cornell Brown, who started his third game at quarterback with an injury to senior Tyler Cawley.
The Bulldogs found the end zone with 6:18 to play in the second quarter when Brown found senior receiver Bryce Shoemaker behind the Ottawa defense for a 32-yard touchdown completion.
Baldwin scored again on its next possession after Brown’s interception gave the Bulldogs the ball on its own 46-yard line. Brown carried the ball five times on the drive for a 54 yards, including a 1–yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs scored its final touchdown of the second period with just 15 remaining in the half, putting together a 91-yard drive that took just less than a minute. The drive’s big plays were passes of 44 and 26 yards from Brown to junior receiver Luke Fursman, the second of which was good for the score.
Baldwin’s defense, which earned its first shutout of the season, continued its recent solid play and has now given up one offensive touchdown in three games.
Baldwin 35, Ottawa 0
Baldwin (5-2) 0 21 7 7 - 35
Ottawa (2-5) 0 0 0 0 - 0
Scoring: Baldwin: Bryce Shoemaker, 32-yard pass from Cornell Brown (Austin Kraus kick good); Brown 1-yard run (Kraus kick good); 26-yard pass from Cornell Brown (Kraus kick good); Brown 11-yard run (Kraus kick good); Jake Katzer 14-yard run (Kraus kick good).