Baker, JD run away from Nottingham
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 03:52:49 GMT — It all came down to the fourth quarter tonight in this rematch of last year's Class-A title game featuring Jamesville-Dewitt and Nottingham. Ahead by a slim 7-6 margin, the Rams' Rasheed Baker pulled in a game-changing interception that allowed his squad to go on a slow and steady march down field that ended with his own touchdown and an eventual 20-6 defeat of the Bulldogs. Nottingham effectively limited the Rams on the ground early, leading Nate Shapiro to do something he rarely does: go to the air. With 1:21 left in the first, Shapiro found James Jones for a 25-yard touchdown and the 7-6 lead. It was just one of Shapiro's two attempts, and completions, of the evening as the Rams stuck to the run, amassing 237 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs also opened up the night on Najaliek Williams' 9-yard touchdown pass to ShyQuon Mitchell, but failed to convert their two-point attempt. It looked as though that gaffe would come back to haunt Nottingham until Baker's interception and subsequent 9 and 44-yard touchdown runs put it out of mind. Baker finished the night with 214 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception on defense. Nottingham (1-3) will travel to Carthage next Friday. Jamesville-Dewitt has East-Syracuse Minoa at home.