High School Football

Mount Baker spreads the wealth, continues to roll up points

The visiting Mountaineers stuck to their game plan of spreading the ball around on offense for a third straight game to great success, as Mount Baker won at Port Townsend 48-7 on Friday.

Sam Barrett will get the majority of the credit, and deservedly so, as the junior running back ran for three touchdowns, including a 53-yard scamper for a score in the first quarter. Baker (3-0) has yet to score less than 48 points in a game this season.

The Mountaineers led Port Townsend 34-0 at halftime, thanks to the scores by Barrett, a 6-yard rushing touchdown by Carson Engholm and a 10-yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Bass to Junior Camacho in the second quarter.

“We’re just continuing to spread the ball around,” Baker coach Ron Lepper said. “Our running backs did a better job overall, and our line just needs to keep improving.”

Mount Baker also had help on the defensive side, as both Thomas Barbo and Jason Lee had interceptions.

Next up for the Mountaineers will be a league game against Nooksack Valley. Lepper said it’s a battle his team is “looking forward to.”