PRICE — Carlisle continued to roll in non-district play and increased its winning streak to five Friday night as the Indians rolled over Dallas First Baptist, 52-6, on homecoming.
Carlisle came into the contest averaging 54 points per game and used several big plays to light up the Saints all night. Junior quarterback Gunner Baker, Gustavo Martinez and Jared Poncho each rushed for more than 100 yards, with Martinez leading the way with 128 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries.
Playing safety, Baker picked off Saints quarterback Max Partto and used three plays to increase Carlisle’s lead to 15-0 with 9:27 left in the first quarter. Baker recorded more than 200 yards of total offense with three touchdowns (one passing, two rushing).
Poncho complemented Baker’s and Martinez’s performances with a stellar one of his own, rushing for 108 yards — including a 49-yard touchdown run to put Carlisle up 45-6 — on just eight carries.
Defensively, the Indians recorded seven sacks and Juan Villanueva led the pack with three. Chris Mendoza and Henry Ortiz posted two sacks apiece. Carlisle heads into district play after allowing 12 total points in five games.
First Baptist’s score came in the second quarter on a trick play when Josh Johnson connected with Ben Ackley on a 31-yard touchdown pass to erase the Indians’ quest for a shutout.
Carlisle plays host to Hawkins at 7:30 p.m. Friday to open District 9-1A Division I action.