Baird most valuable

There were many 'prime-time' players for the Mountain View Thunder last weekend at the Big Kahuna 7-7 Passing Challenge in Burnaby, British Columbia. Ben Huebschman, James Day, Trent Overman, Ken Lutz, Kyle Warner and Glen Hobbs all had stellar performances during the two-day tournament, but they didn't have quite the time Josh Baird did. Josh earned Defensive MVP honors, and if it wasn't for the phenomenal performance by his own QB Baird just might have swept both awards.

"Well, that last game I was better defensively," the 5-11, 160-pound Baird said. "Offensively I did alright...spread the field out a little bit for out team." Baird accounted for a ton of points on deep routes from Ben Huebschman, but came up clutch in the championship game against Skyline, picking off a pass in their own endzone and taking it the distance for a quick reversal.

Josh noted that there was one significant improvement from last year's Thunder squad. "We weren't as quick last year as we are this year," he said. "We have a lot of speedsters on the team and we open up the field a lot more. I think that's what won us the game."

Recruiting has yet to heat up for Baird, but it looks like simply a matter of time. "Basically the same schools that have been talking to me...Arizona and the Northwest schools like Oregon, Oregon State and Washington," he said. "They all have been saying that they are looking forward to keeping track of me this fall."

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