Hughes guides Loyola past Baker

2012-11-10T18:38:00Z 2012-11-13T00:59:05Z Hughes guides Loyola past Baker The Billings Gazette
November 10, 2012 6:38 pm

MISSOULA -- Senior quarterback Bo Hughes threw for five touchdowns, ran in one and returned a kick 80 yards for another as No. 3-ranked Missoula Loyola cruised to a 54-17 Class B football semifinal playoff victory over unranked Baker.

Hughes finished with 217 yards on 10 of 21 passing, while rushing for 17 yards on six carries. He also came up with two interceptions.

Rams junior wide receiver Forestt Cooper hauled in three catches for 93 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Loyola held Spartans junior quarterback Jordan Walker to just two completions and 11 yards on 14 attempts with four interceptions.

Junior Mason Melby led Baker with 97 yards on 15 carries, including a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Walker chipped in 52 yards on 17 totes and also had a one-yard scoring run in the second.

The Rams (11-0) will travel to Malta to face the second-ranked Mustangs (11-0) for the Class B state title.

Loyola 54, Baker 17

Baker 2 8 7 0 17
Loyola 13 21 12 8 54

Baker (8-3) – Baker records a safety as Bo Hughes has intentional grounding in end zone, Jordan Walker 1 run (Sheldon Ridenhower pass from Walker), Mason Melby 4 run (Jordan Gray kick).

Missoula Loyola (11-0) – Forestt Cooper 51 pass from Bo Hughes (Eric Williams kick), Patrick Kosena 6 pass from Hughes (kick missed), Hughes 80 kickoff return (Williams kick), Cooper 25 pass from Hughes (kick missed), Josh Janssen 12 pass from Hughes (Janssen pass from Hughes), Marty Pigeon 52 pass from Hughes (kick blocked), Hughes 1 run (pass failed), Tony Madsen 34 run (Cooper pass from Hughes).

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