Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff WriterSterling Baker has had some great games for the Dubois Rams over the course of his four-year career but perhaps none better than Friday's five touchdown performance against Farson-Eden.
The Rams remained unbeaten and extended their win streak to 12 with a 73-22 blowout of the Pronghorns in Class 1-A 6-man football. They are the defending state champions.
Baker rushed for 180 yards on eight carries and threw for 207 yards. His passing performance was perfect until the final play of the game. Baker connected 10 of 10 passing attempts to five different receivers and didn't miss a pass until he ran out the clock and threw the ball out of bounds intentionally.
"They are a lot better than they used to be," Dubois head coach David Trembly said of Farson, "Our kids played pretty well."
Dubois jumped ahead 32-6 after one period and led by 46 at the half, 58-12. The running clock was in effect the entire second half.
Nathan Moore, Rowan Hawk and Kurt Leseberg all tallied two touchdowns in the game as well.
On the receiving side Leseberg caught four balls and scored both of his touchdowns through the air. Hawk, Austin Tharp and Walker Carrico all caught two passes and Moore pulled in another.
Dubois ground out 303 yards on the ground, with Baker's 180 leading the effort. Hawk picked up 61 on just four carries and Moore added 59 on six attempts.
Baker was lightning in a bottle in special team play as well, taking the first Farson kickoff of the game back 65 yards for a touchdown and returning a punt for another score.
The Rams make their longest trek of the season in an 800-mile round trip to Hulett next Saturday. Dubois travels as far as Gillette on Friday then plays the following afternoon in Crook County against the unbeaten Red Devils.
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