Baxter Springs quarterback Cody Wren got the Lions off to a fast start last night completing his first four passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in route to a 40-7 victory over the Northeast Vikings during Homecoming in Arma.

Baxter Springs quarterback Cody Wren got the Lions off to a fast start last night completing his first four passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in route to a 40-7 victory over the Northeast Vikings during Homecoming in Arma.
Wren hit Tyler Underhill for 22 yards; then connected with a wide open Stepahn Harper for 48 yards and the score.
On their next possession Cody Spencer ran the ball 2 times for 9 yards leaving a 3rd and 1. 
“I knew they would be keying on Cody,” said Baxter head coach Brett Hartley.
Wren ran the perfect play-action to Spencer, and hit a wide open Tyler Underhill for a 56-yard touchdown. Spencer ran the two-point conversion in and Baxter was up 14-0 with 4:21 remaining in the first quarter.
“They caught us a little flat-footed,” said Northeast coach Phil Hobbs. “Homecoming has had everyone wound up since Wednesday, we settled down and played pretty decent in the second half.”
Baxter running back Cody Spencer had 96 yards on 14 carries and he added 55 yards on three receptions for 151 total yards on offense and three touchdowns, he also scored on two conversions.
Wren went 11-of-13 for 232 yards and three touchdowns for the night.
“Our quarterback ran the offense great tonight, our offensive and defensive lines also played well also,” said Hartley.
Stephan Harper took the second half kickoff 82 yards for the Lions last touchdown.
The good news for the Northeast Vikings; they outscored Baxter 7-6 in the second half.
Senior running back Jeremy Sullins had 95 yards on 15 carries, he also scored the Vikings first touchdown of the season on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter.
“It was great to score in my last homecoming game,” said Sullins. “Our offense got things going in the second half.”
Hobbs said, despite the fourth loss this year for the Vikings, things are starting to improve.
“We continue to improve each week, we had fewer penalties and our offense moved the ball in the second half,” said Hobbs. “My kids continue to show their toughness every game, most of them play both ways, but they continue to play hard for four quarters.”
Quarterback Kyle Whetzell went 2-of-7 for 63 yards.
“It was great to finally get into the end zone, we had a chance in the third quarter but I just missed my receiver on 4th down,” said Whetzell.
Northeast plays host to the Southeast Lancers next Friday night.