M Football http://www.bakeru.edu Thu, 26 May 2016 15:21:56 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Football Ranked No. 5 in NAIA Spring Poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12084-football-ranked-no-5-in-naia-spring-poll http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12084-football-ranked-no-5-in-naia-spring-poll Football Ranked No. 5 in NAIA Spring Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The defending 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division champion Baker University football team came in ranked No. 5 in the spring version of the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 poll.

Baker finished last season, 11-2 overall and captured its second conference championship in the last three years and appeared in its third NAIA Football Championship Series in four seasons.

The ‘Cats also featured 10 First Team All-Conference award winners including Co-Defensive Players of the Year Tucker Pauley and Josh Kock.

The 2015 Heart South Coach of the Year award went to Mike Grossner for the second time in three seasons and Assistant Coach of the Year, was awarded to Baker’s defensive coordinator Jason Thoren.

Three other teams from the Heart were featured in the spring poll, including No. 6 Grand View, No. 20 Benedictine and No. 25 William Penn.

Baker will open the 2016 season hosting Grand View on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. inside Liston Stadium.

For a look at the entire 2016 Baker football schedule, please click here.

To view the 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 spring poll, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:09:57 -0500
Tyrell Everett and Tucker Pauley to Compete in Globe Bowl http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12049-tyrell-everett-and-tucker-pauley-to-compete-in-globe-bowl http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12049-tyrell-everett-and-tucker-pauley-to-compete-in-globe-bowl Tyrell Everett (No. 99) will compete in the Globe Bowl all-star game and pro day with teammate Tucker Pauley

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University senior football players Tyrell Everett and Tucker Pauley will compete in the post-season all-star game and pro day, the Globe Bowl from April 1-3, 2016 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Globe Bowl will feature the 6th annual National Pro Day Scouting Combine on the initial report day featuring a pro style NFL combine. The National Bowl event company returns to Lehigh Valley after starting the renowned National Bowl there in 2010 before moving to Miami, Florida.

The Globe Bowl will feature a full roster of 100 players and feature National Bowl Coaches and scouts from around country including the CFL, Arena, and European Scouts. The Globe Bowl will is played annually in the spring of each year to give players a final chance to gain film and exposure before the NFL & CFL drafts.

Pauley was named 2015 NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while Everett was named a second team All-Conference selection.

For a look at the official website, please click here.

To view the twitter page, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:31:51 -0500
Baker Football to Host Alumni Game May 7th http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12014-baker-football-to-host-alumni-game-may-7th http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/12014-baker-football-to-host-alumni-game-may-7th Baker Football to Host Alumni Game May 7th

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The defending 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division champion Baker University football team will host its annual Alumni football game on Saturday, May 7 inside Liston Stadium.

All of those interested are invited to bring their families to the event, there will be a $25 fee to play and includes a social gathering at The Lodge in Baldwin City and for just $6 per person you can purchase tickets for the social only.

The Lodge is located at 502 Ames St. – Baldwin City, KS 66006.

The day will begin with checking out equipment from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Liston Stadium, taping up and practice will begin at 11 a.m., with pre-game and warm up set for 12:15 p.m.

Kickoff will begin at 1 p.m., with four 15-minute quarters, there will be no live kicking and when a punt occurs only fair catch will be in play.

At halftime there will be a 25-minute break for an awards ceremony and we will honor our 2015 seniors, NAIA Scholar-Athletes and hand out team awards.

If you would like to join, please fill out the below (PDF) and return to Baker University Quarterback Club, P.O. Box 65 Baldwin City, KS 66006. Please make all checks payable to Baker Quarterback Club.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Wed, 16 Mar 2016 15:18:27 -0500
Baker Football Announces 2016 Schedule http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11948-baker-football-announces-2016-schedule http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11948-baker-football-announces-2016-schedule Akim Francis (No. 15) and the Wildcats will host No. 6 Grand View in the 2016 season opener on Aug. 27

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Under the direction of 13th year head coach and 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Mike Grossner, No. 5 ranked Baker University announced its 2016 football schedule on Friday.

The Wildcats finished 2015 with an overall record of 11-2 and went a perfect 5-0 in the Heart South, capturing its second conference title in three years. The ‘Cats also appeared in its third NAIA FCS Playoff appearance in the last four years.

In 2016, Baker will open up its schedule against No. 6 ranked Grand View, who won the 2015 Heart North title and its only Heart loss in 2015 came at home against Baker in the season opener in Des Moines, Iowa, 20-15.

This years contest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m., fans are asked to wear Orange, as we Orange Out Liston Stadium.

Baker will face two other ranked teams in 2016 including No. 24 ranked William Penn on the road on Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. and hosts No. 21 ranked Benedictine inside Liston Stadium for the first time since 2011 on Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. That game will also feature Homecoming for Baker.

The Wildcats will also host Avila University on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. under the lights on the annual Maple Leaf Festival weekend in Baldwin City. Fans are encouraged to come watch the Wildcats face the Eagles after they enjoy the city’s largest festival.

On Saturday, Nov. 5 Baker will host rival Missouri Valley at 1 p.m. on the University’s annual Family Day.

Senior Day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. when Baker hosts Evangel. Baker will honor its senior class before kickoff.

To view the entire Baker football schedule online, please click here.

2016 Baker University Football Schedule

8-27-16 Grand View – Baldwin City, Kan. – 1 p.m. – Orange Out
9-3-16 Culver-Stockton – Baldwin City, Kan. – 1 p.m.
9-10-16 at William Penn – Oskaloosa, Iowa – 12 p.m.
9-17-16 at Graceland – Lamoni, Iowa – 6 p.m.
9-24-16 Benedictine - Baldwin City, Kan. – 2 p.m. – Homecoming
10-1-16 at Peru State – Peru, Neb. – 2 p.m.
10-8- 16 BYE
10-15-16 Avila University – Baldwin City, Kan. – 6 p.m. – Maple Leaf Festival
10-22-16 at MNU – Olathe, Kan. – 2 p.m.
10-29-16 at Central Methodist – Fayette, Mo. – 1 p.m.
11-5-16 Missouri Valley – Baldwin City, Kan. – 1 p.m. – Family Day
11-12-16 Evangel – Baldwin City, Kan. – 1 p.m. – Senior Day


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:42:53 -0600
Baker Football Adds 39 Future Wildcats on National Signing Day http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11874-baker-football-adds-39-future-wildcats-on-national-signing-day http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11874-baker-football-adds-39-future-wildcats-on-national-signing-day Baker University would like to welcome 39 future Wildcats on National Signing Day

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner heads into his 13th season leading the No. 5 ranked Wildcat football team, he and his coaching staff are pleased to announce the signing of 39 future Wildcats on National Signing Day.

The 39 recruits hail from nine different states with 14 coming from the State of Kansas.

“This could prove to be one of the best overall classes in our last 12 years,” said Grossner. “We addressed a lot of needs across the board. We still have a few good ones out there deciding, but hope to wrap it up soon. Great job by our coaching staff and school personnel in putting this one together, Go Cats!”

For a video of Coach Grossner recapping the class, please click here.

Please see below the full list of Baker football signees including video highlights and a quote from Coach Grossner.

Anthony Adams – OL – 6-1 – 265 – Westmoore HS – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“Anthony was All-League in a very good football conference”


Mikeice Adams – LB – 6-0 – 220 – Dean College – Kissimmee, Florida

“Mikeice will be an impact player at linebacker. He really flies to the ball.”


Jarrett Alley – OL – 6-2 – 224 – Blue Valley HS – Overland Park, Kansas

“Jarrett has to get in the weight room to develop. But we have high hopes for the future.”


Anthony Beauchard – Ath – 6-1 – 170 – South Plantations HS – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Anthony is a great athlete that played quarterback and wide receiver in high school.”


Samy Benkirane – OL – 6-1 – 270 – Celebration HS – Kissimmee, Florida

“Sammy is a very hard working young man. He will find a way on the field.”


Tyrus Bergeron – OL – 6-1 – 245 – Grace Brethren HS – Simi Valley, California

“Tyrus just finished playing in a California All-Star game and is a very good football player.”


Alonzo Brown – OL – 6-0 – 365 – ASA College – North Miami Beach, Florida

“Alonzo can be effective for us as he continues to get in peak football shape.”


Deundre Dozier – WR – 5-7 150 – Cypress Bay HS – Miramar, Florida

“Deundre is a playmaking wide receiver and kick returner. He has a lot of potential to become a good player.”


Grant Elston – DB – 5’8 – 170 – Eudora HS – Tonganoxie, Kansas

“Grant is a tough and very athletic young man. Had could have an impact for us early in his career.”


Riley England – RB – 6-0 – 200 – Osawatomie HS – Osawatomie, Kansas

“Riley put up huge numbers in high school. He has great athletic skills.”


Brendan Fletcher – OL – 6-0 – 250 – Blue Valley HS – Overland Park, Kansas

“Brendan comes from a great program. He is a good young lineman.”


Steven Gordon – WR – 5-9 – 160 – Oklahoma Christian Academy – Edmond, Oklahoma

“Steven can get in the mix early. He is a playmaker.”


Thomas Graham – LB – 5-8 – 175 – Andover Central HS – Wichita, Kansas

“Thomas is pound-for-pound one of the toughest players in our signing class.”


Gavin Green – RB/WR – 5-8 – 165 – Cypress Bay HS – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Gavin will be a good scat back and wide receiver for us.”


Jared Harvey – OL – 6-6 – 315 – Ponca City HS – Ponca City, Oklahoma

“Jared has a huge upside and has great footwork.”


Ivan Hollins – DB – 5-8 – 174 – Lawrence HS – Lawrence, Kansas

“Ivan has a chance to get in the mix early in our secondary.”


Branden Ho – DE – 6-0 – 220 – Wichita Northwest HS – Wichita, Kansas

“Branded is a high motor football player and can play long snapper for us as well.”


Jared Ice – OL – 6-5 – 280 – Jefferson West HS – Meriden, Kansas

“Jared’s potential is through the roof. He has great foot work.”


Austin Jackson – DE – 6-1 – 230 – Henderson State – Leavenworth, Kansas

“Good linebacker that will probably put his hand in the ground for us.”


Brennen Kellogg – OL – 6-1 – 275 – Oak Grove HS – Oak Grove, Missouri

“Brennen will compete right away for a starting position.”


Donovan Kelly – OL – 6-1 – 275 – Gardner-Edgerton HS – Edgerton, Kansas

“Donovan has a chance to get in the mix early on our O-Line.”


Kanon Kirkland – WR – 5-9 – 165 – Harrison HS – Harrison, Arkansas

“Kanon was a two-time All-State athlete. He is going to be a real good receiver for us.”


Sam Marks – DB – 5-9 – 160 – Staley HS – Kansas City, Missouri

“Sam will play baseball and football at Baker. He is a good defensive back.”


Joshua McCann – WR – 5-10 – 155 – Elkins HS – Missouri City, Texas

“Joshua needs to develop in some areas, then he will be ready to compete for us in the future.”


Nate McLaurin – DB – 5-10 – 190 – Glendale CC – Glendale, Arizona

“Nate was the fastest young man on his team at Glendale CC. He is going to be a good one.”


Brandon Mueller – QB – 6-1 – 195 – Franklin HS – El Paso, Texas

“Brandon was identified early as the future leader of our program.”


Colton Parten – DE – 6-3 – 245 – Shilo Christian HS – Lowell, Arkansas

“Colton was a four-year starter and has great get-off and motor.”


Will Smith – RB – 5-8 – 200 – Wyandotte HS – Kansas City, Kansas

“Will has a chance to be a good down hill runner for us.”


Chase Smilley – OL – 6-0 – 250 – Harrah HS – Wellston, Oklahoma

“Chase will work hard for a spot up front.”


Rhett Spenrath – OL – 6-1 – 240 – El Campo HS – El Campo, Texas

“Rhett is a good football player. Once he adds some weight, he will be an impact lineman.”

“Rhett is an outstanding young man and played a very pivotal role on our team,” said El Campo HS head coach Wayne Condra. “He is very dedicated and has all the tools to be successful at the next level.”

Nathan Squires – DL – 6-2 – 275 – University of Central Missouri – California, Missouri

“Nathan will be a two-sport athlete joining our track team. He won the Missouri State Championship in high school in the shot put.”


Jack Taylor – TE – 6-4 – 190 – Excelsior Springs HS – Excelsior Springs, Missouri

“Jack will be a two-sport athlete, as he will join our track & field team as well.”


AJ Totta – RB – 5-11 – 218 – Blue Valley HS – Overland Park, Kansas

“AJ is that big strong rugged player we need to compliment our other running backs.”


Daryll Weledji – DL – 6-2 – 260 – St. Thomas Aquinas HS – Overland Park, Kansas

“Daryll has only played one year of football and is a raw talent.”


Monterio Whiles – LB – 5-9 – 215 – Staley HS – Kansas City, Missouri

“Monterio is a really good linebacker and great tackler.”


Darrius Winston – DB – 5-11 – 165 – Choctaw HS – Midwest City, Oklahoma

“Darrius will push to play right away. His brother Darrian is currently our starting First-Team All-Conference safety.”


Ryan Workman – LB – 5-9 – 215 – Olatha North HS – Olathe, Kansas

“Ryan is a tough and rugged inside linebacker.”


D’monique Zachery – DB – 5-9 – 155 – Grace Brethren HS – Venice, California

“D’monique is a great two-sport athlete and will also join our track & field team.”


Jake Zieler – LB – 6-4 -215 – St. Johns HS – St. Johns, Arizona

“Jake was the Arizona Player of the Year in 2013 and will be joining us after a two-year church mission.”



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:55:51 -0600
13 Wildcats Named NAIA Scholar-Athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11771-13-wildcats-named-naia-scholar-athletes http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11771-13-wildcats-named-naia-scholar-athletes Photo by Dale Grosbach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Baker University football team landed 13 of its players on the 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list, announced this week by the national office.

The 13 Wildcats who joined the list of 312 other football players from the NAIA honored on the list include Alex Baird, Nick Becker, Tanner Clark, Knute Holden, Adam Lomenick, Emerson McGuire, Daniel Sumler, Michael Thomason, Myron Tipton, Birdsong Warren, Sam Wescott, Jess Westmoreland and Nadir Zayyad.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Baker’s 13 scholar-athletes are the second-most of any NAIA football program in the country, as Carroll (Mont.) led the country with 14 scholar-athletes.

For a look at the entire list of scholar-athletes, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:40:47 -0600
Clarence Clark, Tucker Pauley Named to AFCA NAIA All-America Teams http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11746-clarence-clark-tucker-pauley-named-to-afca-naia-all-america-teams http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11746-clarence-clark-tucker-pauley-named-to-afca-naia-all-america-teams Clarence Clark broke the Baker school record in receiving yards in a season in 2015/Photo by Khadijah Lane

WACO, Texas – Two members of the 2015 Heart South Champion Baker University football team were selected to the 2015 AFCA NAIA Coaches’ All-America Team, announced on Tuesday.

The two Wildcats selected include sophomore wide receiver Clarence Clark and senior linebacker Tucker Pauley.

Clark was named to the First Team All-America Offensive team, while Pauley earned a spot on the Second Team All-America Defensive squad.

Clark is one of only four sophomores to be named an All-American this season. He broke the Baker single season record for receiving yards in a season in 2015 with 1,113, a 22 year record that went to Gary Greenwood when he recorded 1,102 receiving yards in 1993.

The Phoenix, Arizona native also tied a school record with 16 receiving touchdowns in 2015 and was named to three different Heart All-Conference teams this season as a wide receiver/kicker.

Pauley finished the season with 73 total team tackles, finishing third on the team and he picked off six interceptions, good for second on the squad behind Darrian Winston.

The Grain Valley, Missouri product led Baker in tackles for loss with 17.5 and recovered one fumble.

Both Clark and Pauley join head coach Mike Grossner on the AFCA award list this season, as the Baker head coach was named a 2015 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year last week.

For a look at the entire list of AFCA NAIA All-Americans, please click here.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:43:24 -0600
Mike Grossner Named 2015 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11691-mike-grossner-named-2015-afca-regional-coach-of-the-year http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11691-mike-grossner-named-2015-afca-regional-coach-of-the-year Mike Grossner Named 2015 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year

WACO, Texas – Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner joined some of the top football coaches at all levels on Monday, as he was named a 2015 American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year.

Grossner led the Wildcats to an 11-2 record this season and its second Heart of America Athletic Conference title in the last three years.

Wrapping up his 12th season for the Wildcats, Coach ranks fourth all-time in program history in wins with his overall mark of 84-49.

Baker appeared in the NAIA Football Championship Series for the third time in four years this season and advanced to the National Quarterfinals, hosting the first two rounds at Liston Stadium.

The 2015 Heart South Coach of the Year joined four other NAIA coaches on the list including Reinhardt’s Drew Cronic, University of St. Francis’ Kevin Donley, Morningside’s Steve Ryan and Arizona Christian’s Donnie Yontis.

Coach is also joined by fellow coaches at the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level including, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, University of Florida’s Jim McElwain, University of Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy and Stanford’s David Shaw.

For a look at the entire list of Regional Coaches of the Year, please see below.

2015 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Winners
Football Bowl Subdivision
Region 1: Dabo Swinney, Clemson University
Region 2: Jim McElwain, University of Florida*
Region 3: Kirk Ferentz, University of Iowa
Region 4: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State University
Region 5: David Shaw, Stanford University

Football Championship Subdivision
Region 1: Buddy Teevens, Dartmouth College
Region 2: Mike Houston, The Citadel
Region 3: John Grass, Jacksonville State University*
Region 4: Rick Chamberlin, University of Dayton
Region 5: Ed Lamb, Southern Utah University

Division II
Region 1: Monte Cater, Shepherd University
Region 2: Will Hall, University of West Georgia
Region 3: Lee Owens, Ashland University
Region 4: Dan Cocannouer,
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Region 5: Rob Smith, Humboldt State University

Division III
Region 1: E.J. Mills, Amherst College
Region 2: Jeff Pukszyn, Moravian College
Region 3: Buck Buchanan, Hendrix College
Region 4: Mike Swider, Wheaton College*
Region 5: Pat Cerroni, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Region 1: Drew Cronic, Reinhardt University
Region 2: Kevin Donley, University of Saint Francis (Ind.)
Region 3: Mike Grossner, Baker University
Region 4: Steve Ryan, Morningside College*
Region 5: Donnie Yantis, Arizona Christian University
*-2014 winner


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:36:03 -0600
No. 7 Southern Oregon Ends No. 2 Baker’s Season in FCS Quarterfinals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11667-no-7-southern-oregon-ends-no-2-baker-s-season-in-fcs-quarterfinals http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11667-no-7-southern-oregon-ends-no-2-baker-s-season-in-fcs-quarterfinals Damon Nolan had a 76-yard kick return on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The No. 2 ranked Baker University football team ended its 2015 season in the NAIA FCS Quarterfinals at the hands of the 2014 NAIA defending national champion and No. 7 ranked Southern Oregon Raiders, 24-19, on Saturday afternoon.

With the win SOU advances to the NAIA FCS semifinals, while the Wildcats end its season with a record of 11-2.

This marks the second time in three seasons, Baker fell in the NAIA FCS Quarterfinals. The Raiders move to 10-2 on the year.

NAIA FCS Offensive Player of the Game Tanner Trosin threw for 261 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 46 yards to lead SOU.

While Logan Brettell went 22-of-35 for 206 yards and a score and Baker’s Darrian Winston was named the NAIA FCS Defensive Player of the Game.

The Raiders scored first on a 1-yard run by Melvin Mason with 7:22 to go in the 1st quarter. Then Abram Garcia put the ‘Cats on the board with a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Southern Oregon came back with another TD from Mason to make the score 14-3, before Quanzee Johnson scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Brettell. SOU led at the break, 14-10.

Matt Retzlaff scored on a 60-yard pass play from Trosin and then Garcia added another field goal, this time from 28-yards out to bring the game to 21-13.

Marcus Montano added a field goal just before the end of the third quarter and Brettell ran in a TD from 6-yards out to cut the lead to 24-19.

Baker attempted to convert a two-point conversion, but Alex Stebbins was stopped short and the Raiders then ran out the clock and moved on in the FCS.

Adonis Powell led the Wildcats on the ground with 72 yards rushing, while Damon Nolan had a team-high 56 yards receiving.

Defensively, Tucker Pauley and Winston each had an interception and Akim Francis led Baker with 10 tackles. Pauley also had three tackles for loss in his final game in a Baker uniform.



no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Sat, 28 Nov 2015 15:29:04 -0600
2015 Heart South All-Conference Teams Loaded with Wildcats http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11666-2015-heart-south-all-conference-teams-loaded-with-wildcats http://www.bakeru.edu/sports/football/news-archive/item/11666-2015-heart-south-all-conference-teams-loaded-with-wildcats Clarence Clark earned a spot on three Heart South All-Conference teams, announced on Wednesday/Photo by Dale Grosbach

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – As the No. 2 ranked Baker University football team prepares to take on defending NAIA national champion and No. 7 ranked Southern Oregon on Saturday in the NAIA FCS Quarterfinals, the 2015 Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division All-Conference team was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wildcats featured 10 First Team All-Conference award winners including Co-Defensive Players of the Year Tucker Pauley and Josh Kock along with Coach of the Year Mike Grossner and Assistant Coach of the Year, defensive coordinator Jason Thoren.

This is the second Heart Coach of the Year award for Coach Grossner, the other coming in 2013 when Baker captured its last Heart title before this season.

Sophomore Clarence Clark was named to three different All-Conference teams, First Team as a wide receiver, First Team as an athlete and Second Team Offense as a kicker.

Damon Nolan was also featured on three All-Conference teams, First Team Defense as a punt returner, Second Team offense as a wide receiver and Second Team defense as a kick returner.

The Wildcats featured on the First Team Offense include Clark, sophomore offensive lineman Kyle Wittman, and junior quarterback Nick Marra.

On the First Team Defense, Baker earned the nod for Kock, Pauley, junior linebacker Kharon Brown, junior defensive back Avery Parker, junior safety Darrian Winston, junior punt returner Nolan and athlete Clark.

The Second Team Offense is again loaded with ‘Cats including Nolan at wide receiver, senior offensive lineman Jess Westmoreland, junior running back Adonis Powell, Clark at the kicker spot and sophomore punter Jacob Thompkins.

Six Wildcats were named to the Second Team Defense including junior defensive end Adam Novak, senior defensive lineman Tyrell Everett, senior defensive lineman Myron Tipton, junior linebacker Akim Francis, sophomore safety Hayden Jenkins and Nolan at the kick returner spot.

The rest of the Wildcats featured on the Heart Honorable Mention All-Conference list include sophomore wide receiver Cornell Brown, junior defensive lineman Nick Becker and senior cornerback Byron Roath.

The No. 2 Wildcats will take on No. 7 Southern Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 12 p.m. CST in the NAIA FCS Quarterfinals inside Liston Stadium.

Baker and SOU last met in the 2005 season in Ashland, Oregon with the Raiders prevailing, 44-29.


no-reply@bakeru.edu (Tyler Price) M Football Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:31:45 -0600