Football team shares credit for shutout win over Hempfield


Lindsay Bonetti

The Baldwin varsity football team defeated Hempfield on Friday.

Ethan Spozarski and Paul Kercher

The varsity football team won its second straight game on Friday by shutting out Hempfield, 28-0. 

Last week the Highlanders earned their first win by defeating Norwin, 21-10.  

Sophomore running back Andrew Sharp ran for 158 yards on Friday, including a 72-yard rushing touchdown. 

“That play happened because of the linemen and their great blocking,” Sharp said. “I just did my job and got the touchdown.” 

Sophomore Keith Mincin said the team was well prepared for Hempfield.

“It felt like we had the answers to the test, because we all watched film and knew what they were going to do out of the formations they lined up in,” Mincin said.

He said the defense stayed strong right through the end of the game. 

“Our defense had been stellar the whole game and continued until the end to keep the shutout,” Mincin said. 

The Highlanders are heading in the right direction, Sharp said. 

“The team is benefiting from these wins, and if we beat Seneca (this Friday), we have a chance at making the playoffs,” he said. 

Mincin agreed.

“We all need to step it up individually to beat Seneca Valley to make it to the playoffs,” Mincin  said.