Baker football

Alex Hammans takes a handoff from Spencer Shirtcliff against Elmira Friday at Bend. Hammans ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns in Baker’s 53-6 win.

The Baker football team found just about every way possible to score Friday against Elmira.

The Bulldogs scored four rushing touchdowns, two receiving touchdowns, a kickoff return for a TD, a field goal and a safety on the way to burying Elmira 53-6 in a nonleague game at Summit High School in Bend.

“We executed pretty well in all aspects of the game,” said Baker coach Jason Ramos. “The kids had a lot of energy, particularly after a long bus ride.”

Alex Hammans, who finished with 194 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries, scored Baker’s first points.

Hammans completed a 60-yard opening Baker drive with a 15-yard TD run. Hammans accounted for 50 yards on the drive.

Hammans scored his second TD on a 47-yard gallop with 2:56 left in the first quarter.

Baker led 14-0 after one period.

Quarterback Spencer Shirtcliff connected with Kaden Myer on a 32-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter to boost Baker up 21-0.

Hammans broke an 83-yard scoring run with 9 seconds left in the half to give Baker a 28-0 halftime advantage.

Shirtcliff then got his second scoring pass in the third quarter, connecting for 70 yards to Riley Flanagan.

Then, after Andrew Adams intercepted an Elmira pass, kicker Mahonri Rushton booted a 30-yard field goal to increase Baker’s cushion to 37-0.

Shirtcliff then scored Baker’s fourth rushing TD a minute into the fourth quarter, from 4 yards out.

Baker forced a running clock with 10:17 left in the game when the Bulldogs earned a safety when the center snap on an Elmira punt sailed out of the end zone for a 46-0 lead.

Baker completed the scoring when Myer took the ensuing kickoff and raced 70 yards for Baker’s final score.

‘Our kicking game was solid. Our special teams play was solid,” Ramos said.

“Our offense executed really well to start. We were a little stagnant in the second quarter, but picked it up again in the second half.”

Ramos again was proud of his defense.

“Our defense played well,” he said. “Our defense has played outstanding. For about 46 minutes Elmira had trouble moving the ball against us.”

Offensively, Shirtcliff finished 13-of-29 passing for 202 yards.

Myer led Baker receivers with five catches for 65 yards. Flanagan added four catches for 95 yards.

Baker (2-1) opens Greater Oregon League play Friday at Ontario.

Baker ­14 14 9 16 — 53

Elmira ­ 0 0 0 6 — 6

B — Hammans 15 run (Rushton kick)

B — Hammans 47 run (Rushton kick)

B — Myer 32 pass from Shirtcliff (Rushton kick)

B — Hammans 83 run (Rushton kick)

B — Flanagan 70 pass from Shirtcliff (Kick blocked)

B — Rushton 30 FG

B — Shirtcliff 4 run (Rushton kick)

B — Safety

B — Myer 70 kickoff return (Rushton kick)

E — Parker 17 pass from Herbert (Run failed)

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