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No. 10 Baxter too much for WACO in shortened game

Oct 10, 2017

By Andy Krutsinger, Mt. Pleasant News


WACO’s football game at Baxter on Friday night lasted just one half but it was the highest scoring game of any of Henry County’s games with 70 total points being scored. The Warriors kept it close early on but Baxter scored the last four touchdowns of the game to knock off WACO 50-20.

Colton Horak scored twice in the first quarter to jump-start the WACO offense. After a Baxter score, Horak broke loose on a 37-yard run to tie the game at 6-6. Baxter responded with another score and a two-point conversion, but Horak caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Nik Coble and then ran in the two-point conversion to tie the game up at 14-14.

Baxter took a 22-14 lead before the end of the first quarter when they connected on a 10-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion, but WACO wasn’t quite done yet.

It was Horak again who scored to start the second quarter off with a bang. He ran in a four-yard touchdown, but WACO couldn’t complete the two-point conversion and the score was 22-20.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, it was all Baxter from that point forward. Sophomore Cole Damman scored on two rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns to help blow the game open. He also scored once in the first quarter, giving him five scores in the first half.

Horak finished with 159 yards and two touchdowns in just two quarters of play. Calvin Battle was WACO’s second-leading rusher with 13 yards.

Coble was 4-14 for 70 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Horak had one catch for 46-yards and a touchdown, and Matthew Leichty had three catches for 24 yards.

Horak led the team defensively with five tackles. Cody Crawford had 2.5 tackles on the day, and both Battle and Leichty finished with one. Jalen collins had the only Warrior takeaway with a fumble recovery.

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