Gators could make playoff run

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 05:18 PM.

With four state championships to its credit, Baker School’s football team has as many titles as the other Okaloosa County schools combined.

But in recent years, the Gator program has fallen on what many would consider hard times.

Baker won the last of the four championships in 1993. The Gators won their last playoff game in 2001 and last made the playoffs in 2008.

Yes, there has been a bit of a drought for the proud team.

Things have been looking up recent years. Three years ago, former Gator standout Matt Brunson was named Baker’s head football coach after 10 years as the Crestview High School head coach.

Brunson's first two teams turned in winning records going 7-3 and 6-4. The back-to-back winning seasons were the first at Baker in close to a decade.

The Gators are off to another strong start this year, winning their first three games by a combined score of 132-54.

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