Gators could make playoff run

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

Baker routed an outmanned Holmes County team 55-6 on Friday and the game wasn't as close as the score indicated.

It might be early in the season, but talk is starting to turn toward Baker's Nov. 1 trip to Northview and an 8-0 Gator team taking on the defending state champion Chiefs for the District 1-1A title.

The Gators are off this week before going on the road Sept. 27 to play Rocky Bayou Christian.

The Gators follow their trip to Rocky Bayou with a trip to Freeport for the district opener. After the Freeport game, Baker heads to North Bay Academy on Oct. 11 before returning home for the War of Highway 4 against rival Jay.

The Gators will honor members of the 1983 and 1993 state championship teams the night of the Jay game.

Franklin County follows Jay on the Baker schedule, setting the stage for the big battle at Northview. The Gators close out the regular season at home against South Walton on Nov. 8.

A lot can happen in the next six weeks, but there is no reason to believe this Baker squad isn't capable of running the table heading into the Northview game. In fact, while I know coaches don't like to talk playoffs too early, I'll be surprised if the Gators aren't 8-0 when they face the Chiefs.

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