In a game delayed by lightening multiple times, the Ida Baker Bulldogs defeated the Bishop Verot Vikings 42-6 Friday night at Viking Stadium.
The game started at 9:30 p.m. after four lightening setbacks that disrupted homecoming festivities as well.
The Bulldogs received the kickoff and ran it to the 30 where they executed a 10-play scoring drive. Jeremy Betts completed the drive with a seven-yard run for the TD with 8:18 left in the first quarter.
Ida Baker senior Jeremy Betts (42) runs for a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 42-6 win over Bishop Verot Friday night. More photos available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
After driving the Vikings back 21 yards on three plays, the Bulldogs took a punt on another 10-play drive with Betts scoring from the 6. Sage Attwood ran for the two-point conversion to make it Baker 14-0.
A roughing the kicker penalty gave Verot its first first down and quarter's end.
Baker took eight plays to score after a Vikings punt. The drive featured a 30-yard run by Attwood and 49-yard pass to Roy Denson for the TD. Trayvon Clarke's PAT made it 21-0.
The Vikings got a 50-yard kick return by D.J. Oceant-Kelly, but an interception and 41-yard return by Roy Denson put the ball on the Verot 35. Baker's missed field goal.
Verot moved the ball on a 24 yard pass from Jonah Owen to Luke Labreche, but turned the ball over on downs at the Bulldog before the half.
Baker's first second-half drive started at the Verot 35. A pass from Attwood to Gabe Hollow added a TD. Later, the Bulldogs took over on the Verot 37. Attwood's pass to Clarke for the TD and the PAT for a 35-0 lead.
Verot mounted a drive to start the fourth quarter after a 37-yard kick return by Kelly. Kelly finished the drive with a 4-yard pass to Labreche.
Starting on their 28-yard line, Attwood ran 72 yards for a TD. Clarke's PAT finished the scoring.
Baker (3-2) earned its first district win. The Vikings fell to 0-6.
Ida Baker 14 7 14 7 - 42
Bishop Verot 0 0 0 6 - 6
IB - Betts 7 run (kick failed)
IB - Betts 6 run (Attwood run)
IB - Dennison 49 yard pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
IB - Howell 35 pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
IB - Clarke 8 yard pass from Attwood (Clarke kick)
BV - Labreche 4 pass from Kelly (kick failed)
IB - Attwood 72 run (Clarke kick)