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Dubois wraps up a 7-1 regular season with blowout of WIHS Chiefs
Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer
ETHETE -- After finishing their final 6-man football game against powerhouse Dubois the 11-man variety of the game may not look so bad to the Wyoming Indian Chiefs.
The Rams dominated every aspect of the game Friday night in a 75-2 blowout of the Chiefs in Ethete.
The loss drops the Chiefs to 2-6 on the season while the Rams advance to the playoffs with the second seed out of the Class 1-A 6-man West and a 7-1 overall record.
Wyoming Indian played just one season in the 6-man league and, along with Saratoga, will return to the 11-man ranks next fall.
Dubois senior Sterling Baker had another amazing night on the gridiron, scoring a pair of touchdowns on fumble runs, three more on runs from scrimmage and a pair through the air throwing and receiving from and to Kurt Leseberg.
Wyoming Indian moved the ball will on its first possession, but Baker picked up a fumble and raced 37 yards for the game's first score.
Dubois was out of sync early in the game, and an errant snap sent Baker into the end zone, where Milton Trosper tackled him for a safety.
Dubois head coach David Trembly took a timeout and, in a spirited challenge, refocused his team on the game at hand.
The pep talk jump-started the Rams, with Baker galloping 41yards for a touchdown and scoring again on a pass from the same distance from Leseberg. Dubois held a decisive 31-2 lead at the end of the first period.
In the second, the onslaught continued. Leseberg scored on a 25-yard pass from Baker, Nathan Moore broke open on a 29-yard scoring run, and Baker added another rushing touchdown on a 13-yard scamper. Rowan Hawk finished the half on a 25-yard run with 5:10 remaining. On the evening, Hawk converted five of six attempts on extra-point kicks.
The opening half lasted nearly two hours, as Wyoming Indian quarterback Trevor Williamson threw on almost every down. On the night he had 53 attempts.
Dubois junior West Hagert chased Williamson all night. Williamson is 6-6 and 235 pounds, while Hagert is 5-7 and 140. Hagert bounced off the Chief quarterback on many sack attempts but kept after the larger player for four sacks on the night. On many plays it resembled a dachshund trying to take down a grizzly.
The second half was more of the same until the Dubois starting unit left the game in the middle of the third period. Baker raced 55 yards untouched for the first score, then tallied a spectacular fumble return later in the period.
Baker stole a ball from a St. Stephen's runner earlier in the season and raced 79 yards the other way for the score, and he repeated the feat with 5:10 left in the third.
Williamson hit Che Stiffarm on an out pattern, and Stiffarm rolled up the field en route to an apparent score. Baker closed from behind, ripped the ball out of Stiffarm's hands and took off in the opposite direction for a 73-yard fumble return.
WIHS 2 0 0 0 - 2
DUBOIS 31 30 14 0 - 75
DUB - Sterling Baker 37-fumble run (Rowan Hawk kick) 9:31
WI - Safety - Milton Trosper tackles Baker in end zone 6:31
DUB - Baker 41-run (Hawk kick) 4:44
DUB - Baker 41-pass from Kurt Leseberg (Hawk kick) :53
DUB - Nathan Moore 2-run (Austin Tharp from Hawk) :24
DUB - Leseberg 25-pass from Baker (Hawk kick) 9:42
DUB - Moore 29-run (Hawk kick) 8:11
DUB - Baker 13-run (pass failed) 6:01
DUB - Hawk 25-run (Hawk kick) 5:10
DUB - Baker 55-run (Hawk kick) 9:48
DUB - Baker 73-fumble run (kick failed) 4:33