Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports WriterDubois doubled-up previously unbeaten Kaycee 46-23 Saturday afternoon in Johnson County to remain unbeaten in Class 1-A 6-man football. The Rams are the only unbeaten team in the division.
Dubois started slow but came on strong in the second and fourth periods behind five touchdown runs by junior Sterling Baker.
Senior teammate Jesse Hawk added the other two Dubois scores, and it was Hawk that found the end zone first on an eight-yard run with 3:07 remaining in the opening period.
It was a wild contest, with interceptions by both teams limiting much of the offense to running plays.
In the second, Baker tallied a pair of scores on runs of 35 and 25 yards to build a solid 20-point lead late in the half.
Six-man football can produce points in a hurry, and Kaycee took advantage of a James Caro interception of Kyle Tea with a minute left in the half to set up its first score.
Caro Dropped back just 20 seconds later and hit Markus Koch on a 30-yard strike. Caro hit Taylor Rouse on the conversion to cut the half time margin to 20-7.
The wind picked up in the third, further limiting the pass and Peter John Bennett intercepted Rowan Hawks intended for Austin Tharp.
The Buckaroos returned the favor with Kyle Tea stealing Caro's pass and returning it the Kaycee 30-yard line.
The Rams didn't convert on the possession but Kaycee made it interesting with a 13-yard pass from Caro to Phillip Renkert that closed the game to a single possession.
Caro's point after kick left the score 20-15 with 2:57 remaining in the third.
Baker gave the Rams a comfortable lead with a 43-yard power run set up by a stiff arm on the initial would-be tackler on the play.
Hawk added another score on an eight-yard scamper and the Rams were back in business. Kaycee muffed the ensuing kickoff and Hawk recovered at the eight.
Baker crashed in three plays later from the one, and the Rams held a decisive 38-15 advantage.
Renkert scored on a 19-yard run for Kaycee's final touchdown, and Baker put the exclamation point on the game with a one-yard plunge followed by Rowan Hawks's point after kick.
The final score came with just nine ticks left on the clock.
The Rams entertain Ten Sleep this weekend and finish the regular season with three of their final four games at home.
DUBOIS 6 14 6 20 -- 46
KAYCEE 0 7 8 8 -- 23
DUB - Jesse Hawk 5-run (kick failed) 3:07
DUB - Sterling Baker 35-run (kick failed) 8:05
DUB - Baker 25-run (Rowan Hawk kick) 3:48
KC - Markus Koch 30-pass from James Caro (Taylor Rouse from Caro) :51
KC - Phillip Renkert 13-pass from Caro 13 (Caro kick) 2:57
DUB - Baker 43-run (kick failed) 2:00
DUB - Hawk 8-run (kick failed) 8:30
DUB - Baker 1-run (pass failed) 3:35
KC - Renkert 19-run (Caro kick) 2:56
DUB - Baker 1-run (Rowan Hawk kick) :09
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