Baker falls to Bozeman

Published: Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 02:27 AM.

SAND HILLSHomecoming King Jacob Martinez passed for 306 yards and Bozeman used special teams to seal a win over Baker on Friday night.

The Bucks scored on a blocked punt and added field goals at the end of each half to secure a 32-21 victory in a non-district game. Baker fell to 3-2, while Bozeman improved to 4-1 a week after dropping its first game to Holmes County.

“There are different ways to win a football game,” Bozeman coach Loren Tillman said. “The kicking game was big, period, we scored 12 points off of it and that’s not including the extra points.”

Jordan Burns’ 22-yard field goal with less than two minutes to play capped the scoring. His second field goal came after Baker turned the ball over on downs on a march that could have potentially tied the game.

Adam Crowson, who was 3 of 11 for 25 yards, rushed for a 5-yard score with 6:22 left to draw Baker within 29-21. Bozeman lost its second fumble on the next drive, but the defense stiffened.

The teams helped each other in the first half with two turnovers leading to touchdowns. Bozeman had trouble holding onto the ball with an early fumbled exchange recovered by Kris Kenney in the end zone for the game’s first score.

Bozeman gave Baker the ball at its 9 after a fumbled pitch on the Bucks’ second possession. D.J. Thomas caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Crowson to give Baker a 14-7 lead four plays later with 11:09 to play in the first half.



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