Baker football edged; Haskell trounced
MidAmerica Nazarene 33, Baker University 30
Baldwin City — Baker University’s football team put a scare into No. 8 MidAmerica Nazarene, but ultimately fell, 33-30, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
The Wildcats fell to 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, while MidAmerica improved to 3-1, 3-1.
Baker scored on a trick play in the first half when Jake Morse threw a lateral to Xavier Lewis, who then tossed a 38-yard touchdown strike to Jake Green to put Baker ahead, 10-7.
The Wildcats led, 23-13, at halftime. Coming out of the break, MidAmerica put together a 61-yard scoring drive on six plays to cut the gap to 23-20. MNU recovered an onside kick following the touchdown, and the momentum changed. James Tillman scored a touchdown for MidAmerica on the drive after the onside kick.
“I’m a firm believer in momentum,” Baker coach Mike Grossner said. “We outplayed those guys, but we sure didn’t outsmart them. We played very stupid at times today, and that ultimately cost us the game.”
Baker will travel to Avila University (0-5, 0-3 HAAC) Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Kansas City, Mo.
Southwestern College 65, Haskell 0
Winfield — Haskell dropped to 0-6 on the season with Saturday’s lopsided loss.
Southwestern quarterback Brady May was 9-of-10 passing for 221 yards and three touchdowns.
Haskell will play host to Quincy (Ill.) on Saturday.