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Baker tailback D.J. Thomas lunges into the end zone for a fourth quarter touchdown against Cottondale in Friday's Region 1-1A semifinal game at Doug Griffith Memorial Stadium in Baker.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 01:06 AM.

BAKER — Dreams of a perfect season came crashing down for the Baker football team Friday night.

Cottondale team scored 22 fourth quarter points to take a come-from-behind 28-23 win over the Gators (10-1) in the Region 1-1A football semifinals at Doug Griffith Memorial Stadium.

Cottondale (7-4) scored touchdowns of 17, 80 and 65 yards in the fourth quarter to erase a 10-point deficit and take the win.

See photos from Baker-Cottondale football game>>>

Baker Coach Matt Brunson was quick to give credit to the Hornets.

"We faced a very talented and athletic football team as we knew they were," he said. "They presented us with some problems and they made a few big plays there toward the end and we didn't.

"Overall we've had a great year and I'm proud of these kids. It was unbelievable getting back the district championship and winning 10 (games) and I can't say enough about these kids."

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