PANAMA CITY ó Visiting Baker controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and North Bay Haven couldnít match the Gatorsí explosiveness on offense, in a 42-0 victory for Baker in a non-district football game at Pete Edwards Field. Baker tailback D.J. Thomas carried the ball 15 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns, all of that production in the first two quarters of play. Gator quarterback Jon Beck passed for 137 yards and three touchdowns.


PANAMA CITY ó Visiting Baker controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and North Bay Haven couldnít match the Gatorsí explosiveness on offense, in a 42-0 victory for Baker in a non-district football game at Pete Edwards Field.



Baker tailback D.J. Thomas carried the ball 15 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns, all of that production in the first two quarters of play. Gator quarterback Jon Beck passed for 137 yards and three touchdowns.



The Gators (6-0) entered the game averaging 45 points per contest, and they scored touchdowns the first five times they touched the ball.



North Bay Havenís efforts to move the ball via the pass and run were met with resistance by the Gatorsí fleet-footed defense. Bakerís defensive line limited the Buccaneers (2-3) to 83 total yards, and the unit consistently pressured Bucs quarterback David Smith all game long.



The rout began on Bakerís first drive as the Gators marched 80 yards in five plays, capping the possession with Thomasí 11-yard touchdown run. After a North Bay Haven punt, Baker needed nine plays to cover 77 yards, boosting its lead to 14-0 when Kodi Moen hauled in Beckís 41-yard touchdown pass with 5Ĺ minutes left in the opening quarter.