Gator win sets tone for summer

Baker football

Austin Davis powers his way through a Chipley defender.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:14 AM.

BAKER — It will be a good summer for the Baker School football team coming off a 41-34 win over Chipley in Thursday's spring game at Doug Griffith Memorial Stadium.

Baker Coach Matt Brunson, long known for his love for power football, showed he's willing to keep up with the times as the Gators unveiled a shotgun, hurry up attack.

And while there remain some kinks to work out, Baker showed it will have plenty of firepower in the fall.

"The main thing was, with us trying to implement a new offensive scheme, I felt like we got our shotgun snap down," Brunson said. "I felt like our kids understood what to do. We played with a little tempo. And we played physical too.

"I think as the second half wore on our guys were more physical than their guys. We take pride in pad level and playing with leverage and winning the line of scrimmage. I think overall we established that we are still going to do that no matter what formation we are in."

The Gator second team and junior varsity won the first half 14-12. And with the score carried over into the second half, a 14-yard touchdown run by Austin Davis at the horn assured Baker of claiming bragging rights in second half as well.

The Davis run lifted the Gator starters to a 27-22 second half win.

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