Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker’s struggling offense continued to misfire Friday in the Bulldogs’ home-opening football game at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

Baker (1-3) managed just 111 yards total offense while losing 34-0 to Vale in the nonleague game.

Baker drove beyond the Vale 30 just twice in the game. The Bulldogs are averaging just slightly more than 8 points a game so far this season.

“We had quite a few bright spots, but when we were bad it was ugly,” said Baker coach Dave Johnson.

“We had a few moments, but we weren’t consistent,” Johnson said.

“Give Vale credit. They outplayed us in every aspect of the game.”

Vale scored all the points it needed three minutes into the game when Dillon Anzaldua scored on a 1-yard run.

Baker appeared set to answer the score, driving to the Vale 9 before losing the ball on downs.

The teams then traded possessions before Vale scored again on a 76-yard pass from Cade Perry to Tanner Hamilton with 1:52 left in the first quarter.

The Vikings scored for the third time midway through the second period after the first of three Kade Haueter interceptions set Vale up on the Baker 28.

Five plays later Perry connected with Haueter for the touchdown.

Vale led 24-0 at halftime.

The Vale defense scored next when the Vikings tackled Baker quarterback Spencer Smith in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter.

Later, following another Haueter interception, the Vikings scored again when Perry found Josh Duckworth crossing over the middle of the Baker defense for an 8-yard touchdown.

Baker continues nonleague action Friday when the Bulldogs host Ontario at 7 p.m.

Vale -16 8 10 0 — 34

Baker - 0 0 0 0 — 0

V — Anzaldua 1 run (McBride run)

V — Hamilton 76 pass from Perry (Mizuta run)

V — Haueter 22 pass from Perry (Mizuta run)

V — Safety

V — Duckworth 8 pass from Perry (Perry run)

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