PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Brandon Baker is the kind of running back coaches dream about. A good player on the field, an even better person off the field.
"He's a good coachable kid and just does what he's supposed to do," Bell County Head Coach Dudley Hilton said.
When Friday night rolls around, the Bobcats need someone that can get the job done. Brandon Baker does just that.
"He comes to work every time the bright lights come on," Hilton continued. "He comes to practice every day and you don't miss those things. The more you coach him the better he gets. He's just an outstanding young man."
After losing three of their five top running backs last year, Baker knew he had to step up.
"We lost a lot of leadership but I had some guys I could look up to and mentor me," Baker said.
The combination of leadership, skill and work ethic have helped the Bobcats start their season 3-0. In Bell Co's most recent game they scored big against South Laurel, winning 80-40. And yes you did hear the final score right.
Out of the teams nine touchdowns, he scored four of them, making up for 44% of their overall score. He also rushed for 241 yards, meaning Baker rushed for more than half of the Bobcats yards - 56% to be exact. Baker did all this in ten carries, meaning the sophomore ran for 24.1 yards per rushing attempt.