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Local Sports

Baxter wins shootout against Midland

WYOMING — Baxter senior Travis Lindemoen continued his trek toward a pair of all-time 8-man receiving records Friday night, and the Bolts’ football team knocked off another ranked opponent.

Lindemoen hauled in 11 passes for 264 yards and five touchdowns, and Baxter won a shootout, 70-66, over No. 10 Midland.

The five touchdown catches brings Lindemoen’s season total to 20. The all-time record is 26. Lindemoen is currently tied for eighth all-time. The senior also has 1,097 receiving yards. He is 301 shy of the all-time record of 1,398. His current number ranks 14th all-time but he is 100 yards away from the top six.

The Bolts won a back-and-forth battle to push its season record to 5-1 on the season.

Baxter scored every time it had the ball but only went up two scores once in the game, midway through the third quarter. 

Senior Braydon Aker threw for 345 yards and six TDs and rushed for 151 yards and three TDs. Senior Devin Carson had a rushing TD and a receiving score. Sophomore Cole Damman had six catches for 46 yards.

Aker now has an 8-man high 1,733 yards and a class-best 30 touchdown passes. He’s also gained nearly 400 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on the ground.

The game was tied at 22-all after one quarter. Baxter led 44-36 at halftime and 56-50 after three quarters. 

Senior Bryce Bacon had one interception and forced a key fumble and recovered the ball in the second half. Junior Will Clapper also had an interception. 

Midland’s Austin Smith, 8-man’s leading rusher, had 365 yards and six touchdowns on the ground to lead the home team’s offense.

The Bolts play in their second home game of the season against WACO (3-4) at 7 p.m. Friday in Baxter. It’s the Bolts’ first homecoming game as an 8-man program.

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